Sound Thu, 13 Dec 18 17:24:38 -0700 Sound en-CA RODE SoundField NT-SF1 microphone Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:28:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19437@/talks/discussions image

The first product for the SoundField By RØDE family is a marriage of SoundField’s pristine ambisonic recording technology, and RØDE’s commitment to audio excellence accessible by all creators. Completely designed and made in Australia at RØDE’s Sydney campus, the NT-SF1 is a triumph of innovation and manufacturing quality. Featuring four of RØDE’s all-new, ultra-quiet ½-inch TF45C capsules in tetrahedral array, the NT-SF1 produces natural, transparent four channel A-format recordings which can be transformed and manipulated in B-Format, courtesy of the soon-to-be-released SoundField by RØDE plugin.

“When The Freedman Group acquired SoundField in late-2016, the aim was to continue producing the premier 360-degree audio capture loved by the professionals who bring us cinema sound and 7.1 broadcast,” says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. “And we are. But, as is the RØDE way, we have brought our manufacturing and design expertise to bear on this new family of microphones. The SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 is for creators for whom the ultra-high-end SoundField products are out of reach, and delivers results unmatched by all but the most expensive ambisonic microphones.”

Head of RØDE’s New Product Development and former Director of New Product at SoundField for 16 years, Pieter Schillebeeckx, says this is the most exciting development in the technology in decades. “Delivering this kind of professional-use technology at a sub-USD$1000 price point is a world first in the ambisonic world,” he says. “It gives budding VR creators, immersive filmmakers and videogame world builders an accessible and high-quality way to dive into 360-degree-with-height audio capture.”

Due to release soon in 2018, the SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 will democratise one of the last bastions of high-end recording the way RØDE has always done: with precision, price and unbeatable after-sales service.

Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:48:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18712@/talks/discussions image


Zaxcom ZMT3-Flex wireless transmitter for professional sports Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:34:31 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21098@/talks/discussions image

Today’s sports broadcasts require wireless microphones that deliver an immersive experience for the home viewer while providing security and fidelity for the audio recordist. That’s why today, Zaxcom, a leader in innovative audio technology, is pleased to announce the ZMT3-Flex, a wireless transmitter created to capture the on the field experience of professional sports.

Glenn Sanders, President of Zaxcom says, “We’re excited about this new transmitter. Zaxcom has always been part of the sports and entertainment industry and wanted to develop something that boosted functionally while maximizing player safety.”

Inspired by a creative collaboration with top audio specialists, the ZMT3-Flex is part of Zaxcom’s patented Digital Recording Wireless line that can transmit a fully encrypted digital audio signal while simultaneously recording the audio internally.

The ZMT3-Flex is constructed from a soft yet durable silicon rubber that allows the transmitter to bend and flex, providing an elevated level of safety for the professional sports player. The design also features rounded corners and is extremely thin at only 0.4 inches (1.02 cm). It weighs only 3 oz (85 g).

The unit is versatile, capable of transmitting audio from a single mono microphone or dual microphones in stereo through two microdot inputs. The internal recording simultaneously provides a catalog of all audio whether transmitted or not to a microSD card with timecode. The audio is recorded to a highly reliable lossless format called MARF that eliminates file corruption due to a dead battery or early card removal.

When transmission security is of the utmost importance audio can be encrypted using one of the 16 million encryption codes for an unbreachable level of privacy.

ZaxNet™ functionally is included which allows you to control the ZMT3-Flex remotely without removing the bodypack from the talent. Sound recordists can select a channel, adjust the input gain, jam timecode or place the unit in record and playback modes.

The ZMT3-Flex is also equipped with Zaxcom High Density modulation or ZHD for short. ZHD increases the number of available channels at a location. This is especially important in places where there are a number of nearby wireless systems. An integrated OLED is paired with manual controls to navigate an intuitive menu system. Powering the unit is a single rechargeable battery. The ZMT3-Flex is shipping now with a MSRP of $2,495.

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Tascam TH-07 High Definition Headphone Monitors Sat, 08 Dec 2018 14:16:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21081@/talks/discussions image

TASCAM has introduced the TH-07 High Definition Headphone Monitors. A premium headphone intended to duplicate the audio quality of high-end near field monitors, the TH-07 has been tuned for full but natural bass, flat mid-range, and clear high end and is suitable for mixing, monitoring, or any audio task demanding outstanding quality. The new headphones employ custom-made 50 mm drivers and offer a wide 10 Hz to 30 kHz frequency response and sensitivity of 100 dB ±3 dB. Their closed-back design allows a full bass response while blocking out most external noise.

With its circumaural design and earcups of soft, pliable leather that fit snugly over the ear, TH-07s remain comfortable over long sessions, even when wearing eyeglasses. The earcups can be rotated and angled for maximum flexibility and easy one-ear monitoring and provide substantial isolation from sounds in the outside world.

The TASCAM TH-07 comes with two detachable cables. One cable is coiled and shorter for low-clutter, short-distance work and has a 1/8-inch connector; the other is straight and longer (approximately 8½ feet) and has a multi-connector that accommodates both 1/8-inch and ¼-inch jacks. Both cables have gold-plated connectors. A leather bag with a pull-tie closure protects the headphones when they are being transported or not in use.

Boya BY-WM8 Pro Wireless Double Transmitters Microphone System Tue, 18 Sep 2018 04:39:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20453@/talks/discussions image

  • Dual-Channel Wireless Receiver
  • 48 Selectable UHF Channels
  • Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • Includes Two Transmitters and One Receiver
  • Selectable Stereo and Mono Mode
  • Mic and Line-in
  • Selectable Mute function
  • Easy-to-read LCD displays
  • Automatic LCD-locked Function
  • Monitoring sound by headphone output on receiver
  • More than 6 Hours Continuous Operation
  • Operation range can reach up to 100m(300'), without obstacles
  • Two AA batteries for both transmitter and receiver

The BOYA BY-WM8 Pro-K2 is an upgraded UHF Dual-Channel Wireless Microphone System for capturing audio with dual subjects, features an easy-to-read LCD display, a wide switching RF bandwidth, PLL-synthesized tuning and digital companding circuitry.

The package is suitable for a wide range of wireless applications such as interviews, electronic news gathering (ENG), electronic field productions (EFP), film production, business and educational applications, and more.

The BY-WM8 Pro-K2 system consists of two bodypack transmitters, a camera-mount receiver, and two omnidirectional lavaliere microphones. Also included with this system is a shoe-mount adapter, a single 1/8" to XLR output cable, a single 1/8 to 1/8" output cable, carrying case.

The receiver is built with mic and headphone output jacks. The bodypack transmitter includes a MIC jack and LINE IN jack.

Zoom F-Control controller for F4 and F8 recorders Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:44:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16265@/talks/discussions image


  • nine 60mm faders
  • Trim/Pan, PFL and Track controls for each channel
  • 12 segment level indicators
  • support keyboard for naming tracks
  • headphone output on controller
  • $349,99

PMC Result6 Active Studio Monitors Wed, 05 Dec 2018 11:41:46 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21054@/talks/discussions

Deity V-mic D3 Pro and D3 Microphones Mon, 04 Jun 2018 23:11:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19819@/talks/discussions

ZYLIA ZM-1 - Mike system with 19 mikes Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:12:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16067@/talks/discussions

  • 19 microphone capsules
  • LED ring status indicator
  • 48 KHz / 24 bit recording
  • USB connectivity
  • Easy to deploy

Tascam DR-10L - small recorder with lav Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:55:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15838@/talks/discussions image


Deity SMic Original 2 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 02:34:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19826@/talks/discussions

Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Sun, 04 Jun 2017 14:57:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17093@/talks/discussions


Sound Devices, LLC, the audio manufacturer whose products are trusted for award-winning productions including La La Land, Mad Max: Fury Road and Game of Thrones, announces the launch of its new groundbreaking product line, the MixPre Series of audio recorders with integrated USB audio interface. The lightweight, robust, ultra-portable MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 are the perfect audio companions for musicians, sound designers, podcasters and videographers. Available now for $649 and $899 respectively, Sound Devices’ MixPre Series marks the first time the industry pioneer is bringing its high-end, professional audio innovations to the wider consumer market.

The 3-input/5-track MixPre-3 and the 6-input/8-track MixPre-6 feature Sound Devices’ groundbreaking new Kashmir™ microphone preamps. These high-performance, ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A microphone preamps with analog limiters are custom-engineered by Sound Devices. This sophisticated design ensures high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.

“Our new Sound Devices MixPre Series is the culmination of decades of experience designing products for the best-of-the-best in the professional audio industry,” says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, LLC. “Our mic preamps simply have to be heard to be believed, whether mic’ing drums, birds, or dialog, using condenser, dynamic, or ribbon mics. The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 merge the latest advances in audio technology with an unintimidating, compact and rugged design. Not to mention they’re both very affordable. These products are a must-have piece of equipment for anyone ranging from production engineers and musicians to YouTubers.”

Some of the unique features of the MixPre Series include:

  • Superior professional-grade audio – state-of-the-art, custom-engineered Kashmir mic preamps with analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters.
  • USB audio interface – record while streaming USB audio at the same time; ideal for mixing or recording podcasts, Skype interviews and video blogs. Also serves as a useful backup by recording to an SD card.
  • Compact and durable – the pocket-sized MixPre-3 is one of the smallest products in its class. Both the MixPre-3 and the slightly larger MixPre-6 are the perfect size for jobs on the run. They are also constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis making them robust, yet extremely lightweight.
  • Touchscreen – sunlight-readable, color LCD using IPS touch-screen technology for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
  • Full-featured mixer – equipped with ergonomic gain controls for fast and accurate mixing, and a custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp for monitoring. Also includes pan and soloing plus circular LED metering.
  • Mobile app – built-in Bluetooth Smart(R) Technology enables control from the Sound Devices free Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata, as well as arm, disarm and rename tracks on the MixPre recorder from a mobile device. The Wingman app is available for iOS from the App Store.
  • Camera mounting – as an added benefit to DSLR users, the MixPre Series also have retractable 1Ž4″-20 mounting capacity making them a perfect pairing for a wide variety of cameras.

The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 offer many similarities in terms of functionality but differ in size and I/O capabilities. The MixPre-3 offers up to a 5-in/2-out USB audio interface with 3 discrete mic preamps, and the ability to stream up to 3 analog inputs (including 3 high-quality mic inputs) + 2-channel mix over USB. The MixPre-6 offers up to an 8-in/4-out USB audio interface with 4 mic preamps and streams up to 6 analog inputs (including 4 high-quality mic inputs) + 2-channel mix over USB to a Mac or Windows computer. In addition, the MixPre-6 features XLR / 1Ž4” combo inputs allowing 1Ž4” line-input sources to be connected directly. Both models record to a removable SD, SDHC or SDXC media card.

Both MixPre recorders come with Basic and Advanced modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, the Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for simple 2-channel mix applications, such as interviews, video blogs, music or podcasts. The Advanced mode offers more experienced audio enthusiasts access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings, such as metering, routing, timecode, trim gain, stereo channel linking, headphone presets and more. The MixPre Series also has several convenient powering options from AA batteries sleds to hot-swappable L-Mount battery power. It can also be powered via USB to a computer or optional wall-mount accessory.

Shotguns comparison Sat, 08 Nov 2014 07:02:41 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11724@/talks/discussions Sennheiser MKH416 vs Sennheiser ME66 vs. ME64 vs RODE NTG3 vs RODE NTG2 vs NTG1

Sanken CSS-50 Short Stereo Shotgun Microphone Fri, 23 Nov 2018 07:19:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20966@/talks/discussions

Quite unique mike.

Thanks to original thin square capsule design, capsules can be installed in a short acoustic tube, maintaining basic shotgun performance equivalent to the CSS-5 in 215mm length compact body.

Newly designed high-performance electret condenser capsules is adopted, providing equivalent frequency response, sensitivity and noise level to DC-biased capsules.

Adopting X-Y stereo method, featuring precise localization effect and less wind/vibration noises.

Selectable three distinct operation modes:

  • MONO : Offers sharp shotgun directivity.
  • NORMAL: Provides precise stereo localization.
  • WIDE : Allows for expanded wide stereo effect.

Product page and shop

Zoom H6, first modular audio recorder presented Wed, 10 Apr 2013 11:45:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6657@/talks/discussions

Some specifications

  • 6-channel portable recorder equipped
  • 4 XLR/jack mic inputs
  • two microphones are included
  • you can attach two additional jacks (making it up to 6)

Available at:

TOPPING DX3 Pro - DAC and headhone amp, recommend Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:41:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20885@/talks/discussions image

Really superb product standard price is around $219, but check link below - from time to time they have deals ala $185.

Very good product made by good engineers.

Some measurements from




Stax Electrostatic Headphones aka Earspeakers Tue, 20 Nov 2018 03:05:00 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20920@/talks/discussions

Zoom Q2n-4K: Camera for Musicians Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:35:36 -0700 HHL 20898@/talks/discussions I searched and didn't see that this had been added here. Enjoy!

BIRTV 2018: Boya BY-WHM12 Wireless Microphone Sun, 16 Sep 2018 23:28:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20446@/talks/discussions

  • Compatible for Smartphone, Tablet, DSLR, Camcorder, Audio Recorder, PC etc.
  • 12 switchable channels to keep you free from interference,
  • High-band VHF operation for superior sound
  • Two MIC jacks for transmitter,
  • Automatic matching
  • Volume control wheel,
  • Detachable and flexible antenna with rotating 360° function
  • Operation range up to 40m (131 feet), without obstacles,
  • Powered by two AA size alkaline batteries for both Receiver and Transmitter

Superlux S241, budget cardioid for recording dialogue indoors Wed, 27 Mar 2013 04:47:12 -0600 spacewig 6515@/talks/discussions Just completed a test with the Superlux S241 and it is a very good sounding microphone indeed. I am impressed. Compared to the Oktava-012 it has a hotter signal, lower noise floor and a slight bump in the 10-12k region. Variable high-pass filter and pad are built in and accessible via micro switch on the barrel. It is somewhat heavier and slightly longer but with the Oktava you have to screw on the additional pad if you need it and and the high-pass module is only available with the 'film' version (i.e. extra cost). The S241 comes with a very well built metal pop-screen, foam windscreen and a shock mount unlike the Oktava's metal clip mount which certainly serves its purpose but offers zero protection from vibration - an imperative accessory on a mic reputable for its excessive handling noise. The stand out feature is its price: 85€ vs 152€ for the barebones Oktava (i.e. no high-pass module, windscreen or pop-filter). Perhaps VK can swing a further discount on P-V deals?... All I can add is at this price this mic is a steal and seriously worth considering if you're in the market for a cardioid mic.

Zoom H3-VR Ambisonic Microphone Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:37:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20426@/talks/discussions image

Zoom F8n Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:47:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19419@/talks/discussions image

Do not see any mention or press release, only our team photo.

Saramonic SR-M3 On Camera Shotgun Microphone Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:42:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20817@/talks/discussions

Lectrosonics SPDR Stereo Digital Audio Recorder Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:38:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20813@/talks/discussions

BOYA BY-F8OD v's Audio-Technica AT803 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 05:24:23 -0600 alcomposer 20742@/talks/discussions I am looking into these two very similar lavalier microphones. I am wanting to use (either one) for instrument / voice performance (where form factor is important).

If one looks at the design, and specs they are almost identical, (I am assuming that the BOYA is heavily inspired by AT).

Does anyone have any experience with either unit? I haven't been able to find any discussion on-line regarding these two extremely similar units.


 Frequency Response:  35-18,000Hz
 Sensitivity:  -38dB +/- 3dB / 0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz
 Signal to Noise Ratio:   80dB
 Output Impedance:  200 Ohms
 Power Supply:  1.5V battery or 48V phantom
 Battery Life:  70 hours approximately
 Switch:  Off , on-flat , on-roll-off
 Plug:  3-pin XLR
 Dimensions of power
 86*63*28mm (3.4x2.5x1.1')
 Length of the lavalier cable:  2m (6.6')
 Net Weight:  212g (7.5oz)

Audio Technica SPECS:

 Frequency Response:   30-20,000 Hz

 Phantom: -44 dB (6.3 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
Battery: -46 dB (5.0 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa

 Signal to Noise Ratio:  66 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
 Output Impedance:

  Phantom: 200 ohms
  Battery: 270 ohms

 Power Supply:  1.5V battery or 48V phantom
 Switch:  Off , on-flat , on-roll-off
 Plug:  3-pin XLR


Marantz PMD-750 Digital Wireless Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:43:58 -0700 IronFilm 19005@/talks/discussions image

Has a low low price of US$399

2.4 GHz Digital Transmitter (like RodeLink, no need to worry about what frequencies are legal)

All info on the top, which is nice. But perhaps my favorite feature: "Receiver Can Pair to Two Transmitters". Handy!

Annoyingly the input is a 4 pin XLR, which doesn't match up with any transmitters I own currently.

Unfortunately it is not shipping yet, and there are no reviews of it online, but it looks like a product to keep an eye on!

Zoom F8 - 8 track audio recorder Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:04:33 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12806@/talks/discussions

Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Microphone System Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:18:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20706@/talks/discussions

Shure Axient Wireless Microphone System Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:13:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20698@/talks/discussions

Sennheiser G4 wireless mikes available in April Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:42:49 -0700 IronFilm 18810@/talks/discussions