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The Accessories Your Recording Microphones Will Thank You For

We all know the importance of having a good mic selection, but what about all the mic accessories that can make or break a session? Joe Albano hails the unsung heroes of the studio cupboard.

Rupert Neve Designs Debuts 5211 Two Channel Mic Preamp

Following on from their first ever product back in 2005 the Rupert Neve Designs 5211 is a two-channel microphone preamplifier designed to provide a versatile front end to your audio signal path.

"AudioPedia 106: Microphones" Is Everything Producers Need To Know About Mics

Everything you need to know about microphones can be found in this AudioPedia course covering types, techniques, tips and tricks.

Review: Lewitt LCT 441 FLEX

This microphone from Lewitt Audio has 8 switchable polar patterns for almost any recording task you can think of. But does it sound as good as it looks?

Isolating the Mic: Avoiding Leakage & Excess Room Tone in Microphone Recordings

Studio recording can be a minefield of sound leakage, ambient distractions and other unwanted interference. Here, Joe Albano shares his top tips for getting great isolation during audio capture.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

Review: Earthworks QTC 50 Omnidirectional Microphone

Earthworks' QTC50 omnidirectional mic delivers a detailed and open sound, perfect for capturing sounds with no coloration. Rich Tozzoli uses his every single day...

Perfect Your Mic Technique For Voiceover Recordings

See how to position yourself and your mic to get the best results when recording voiceover. Then, explore how to edit the results for a great voice track.

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

Just What Is A Condenser Mic Anyway? Here's How It Works In Under 2 Minutes.

If you've ever been baffled by the terminology of the pro audio world, our AudioPedia series is here to make it crystal clear. In this short video, Joe Albano gets to grips with condenser mics.

Review: Aston Microphones Starlight

Aston have added the multi-voiced Starlight pencil microphone to their lineup of condenser mics. But is the world’s first laser-equipped mic useful, or a gimmick? Matthew Loel T Hepworth finds out.

Recording and Production: Close-Miking Techniques

Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.

Tips for Recording a Live Percussionist

Live percussion can add a lot to a recording session. Here are some tips to help you capture it as accurately as possible.

Lolly: The World's First Digital 3D Microphone For Smart Phones?

Melo Audio, creators of the excellent Tone Shifter 3, have turned their attention to innovative microphones. Lolly is a portable & easy-to-use digital 3D mic with adaptive recording for smart phones.

Mixing Snare Drums By Blending Multiple Microphones

Before you reach for your EQ and compression plugins to shape the sound of your snare drum consider adjusting the character by using multiple microphones and mixing those. It's a powerful way.