Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.
Antelope's Edge family of mics offers huge flexibility, with mic modelling, variable pattern control and much more. Joe Albano put them to the test and here's what he found.
Here are 5 things you can try to make sure you get a great vocal take, and also to make your vocals more interesting, from how you stand to recording before you press record...
RØDE's extensive family of mics gets a new member with this updated PodMic, designed to perform all your podcasting needs. Here's what you need to know.
Aston's latest mic has 4 switchable voices, phantom power autodetect and built-in preamp. It could be the only mic you ever need - and the price may surprise you...
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.
This high-end large-diaphragm cardioid condenser inspired by the Ela M 251 has a serious pedigree, but how does it sound? Joe Albano put it to the test and was suitably impressed.
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?
The best way to shape your sounds is at the source and this unique, hand-crafted lo-fi microphone is an excellent way to do it, as Hollin Jones discovered.
This is a serious handheld mic for live performance, and now those living in the US can easily get their hands on one.
Getting a great vocal performance isn't just about your technical skills, all kinds of human factors play a part too. Matt Vanacoro shares his experiences with these 8 top tips.
The ISOVOX 2 really takes things to the next level as far as acoustic isolation is concerned, providing an all-round solution for serious acoustic treatment. Lynda Arnold gave it a whirl.
The new Auteur MKII preamp circuitry from Black Lion Audio offers detail and nuance along with vintage vibe, available in two-channel, half-rack 1RU or single-channel 500 series configurations.
If you want 20 of the world's best studio microphones without buying/storing them all... IK Multimedia's T-RackS Mic Room is for you. It brings new mic-modelling features to your PC/Mac based DAW.
When choosing the right headset microphone, one of the most important aspects is capturing the voice well without noisy environments. This video review pits DPA, Countryman & Shure against each other.