Tagged: audio

Rode NTG4 and 4Plus large

Video Review: Rode NTG4+ shotgun mic

The NTG4+ shotgun microphone is new from Rode. The “plus” means it has a rechargeable lithium battery inside the barrel for when phantom power is not available; there’s an NTG4 which is audibly the same but lacks the battery and is purely phantom powered. As...

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Unbox & Test: Rode NTG4 / NTG4+ shotgun mic

Rode have released two new shotgun microphones, updating their long-standing NTG1 and NTG2; the new ones are badged NTG4 and NTG4+ Apart from the latter having an internal rechargeable Lithium battery, the two mics are the same, audio-wise. In the video above, we unbox and do...

Aputure V-Mic D2

Video Review: Aputure V-Mic D2 shotgun microphone

The Aputure V-Mic D2 is the successor to – you guessed it – the Aputure V-Mic D1. It’s a compact, lightweight, mono shotgun mic for use on top of a camera or camcorder in place of an internal mic. It comes supplied with a furry...

Tascam DR-10CS and 10CL

Belt up for better sound

An interesting new product has been released by audio specialist Tascam in the shape of the DR-10C beltpack recorders. They’re designed to capture 24-bit, 48kHz mono audio from a lavalier (tie clip) microphone and store it onto micro SDHC cards, making them ideal for recording quality sound to...

Tascam DR-60d mk2

Tascam updates DSLR audio recorder

There’s a new version of Tascam’s audio recorder for DSLR video. The DR-60D MkII builds on the original, award-winning, release but has upgraded pre-amps. If you’re not familiar with it, the DR-60 is a compact audio recorder with balanced XLR inputs that’s designed to sit underneath...

Rode SVMX from the back

New stereo on-cam mic from Rode

They may be labelling it “a new standard in immersive audio” (what??) but let’s not get carried away with marketing blurb – Rode’s new on-camera microphone is essentially a stereo mic albeit one with some very interesting features which should definitely make it worth a look....

Rycote Cyclone - open with mic inside

Cyclone hits Rycote – but it’s all good

Wind muffler firm Rycote are launching a new “blimp”-type windshield at IBC in Amsterdam – and they’re naming it “Cyclone”. That sounds like an invitation to call their bluff and try it out in a Force 10 gale to us but until we get our...

Rycote Super Softie

Rycote admits manufacturing fault

Rycote, the UK manufacturer of world-renowned windjammers for microphones of all shapes and sizes, has put its hands up and admitted there’s been a manufacturing flaw in some of its newest “super softie” products. Regular readers of this website and viewers of our YouTube channel...