Tagged: sound

Aputure Deity mic barrel logo

Aputure unleash Chinese Deity on the world

Aputure, a Chinese firm that makes (mainly lighting-oriented) video and photography accessories has stepped up its ambitions with the launch of a shotgun microphone with high-end competitors in its sights. The “Deity” is a super-cardiod of 250mm length, 19mm width. Aputure say it’s best compared against the...

Video review: Aputure A.Lyra iPhone mic

With Apple’s latest iphone now having no headphone jack, anyone wishing to plug in a microphone now needs to look to the Lightning connector instead. Addressing this, Aputure have brought out the A.Lyra, a tieclip mic that plugs directly into the phone or ipad through...

Video review: Rode HS-2 headset mic

A test and review of the new HS-2 headset microphone from Rode, an update to their HS-1 model which was released some years ago. The mic was supplied to us for free by Rode but the review is independent; Rode had no editorial control. To...

Video Review: iKlip A/V

We’ve been sent an iKlip A/V unit to review from IK Multimedia (though all opinions are our own and IKM has no editorial control over this video). It’s a bracket for mobile phones to assist while filming which offers a good quality balanced XLR audio...

Video Review: Rode VideoMicro & Videomic Me

Their VideoMic Pro is almost legendary in the field of low cost audio recording for camcorders and DSLRs but now Rode have unveiled two even more compact microphones aimed at the vlogging and mobile journalism markets. The VideoMicro and the Videomic Me are the same...

Video Review: Aputure A-Lav tieclip microphone

Aputure are well known for their value products but more commonly perhaps in the lighting field. Now they’ve launched a very low cost tieclip mic called the A-Lav, and we took a listen to it alongside comparisons with a Rode Lavalier, an Audio Technica ATR3350...

Rode VideoMic Pro - Rycote from the back

Video Review: Rode Videomic Pro (2015 update)

For 2015, Rode have updated their hugely popular Videomic Pro. It’s one of the company’s most popular and well-known products because it provides an instant quality boost to camcorder and DSLR audio for very little money. The VMP is a small, lightweight shotgun mic with...

Audio Technica AT2020USBi with tablet

New voiceover mic from Audio Technica

Looks like Rode might have some competition on their hands in the USB voiceover mic department… New from Audio Technica is this, the AT2020 USBI, a cardoid condenser microphone with USB and iOS compatibility. The mic boasts 24-bit, 96kHz sampling – ooooh, lovely – and...