With so many gamers turning to streaming to earn their keeps, it only makes sense that one of the leading gaming lifestyle company, Razer, would want to dabble in streaming broadcast hardware. In fact, the company has recently announced a couple of new certified broadcast hardware joining its Broadcaster product line. The products, Razer Kiyo Camera and Razer Seiren X Microphone, are developed with inputs from professional and grassroots game streamers that should put streaming gamers at the forefront of streaming broadcast. Continue reading Razer Announced New Desktop Camera And Microphone With A Couple Of World’s First
Whether you are a YouTuber or an aspiring recording artiste, you will want your audience hear the audio as intended. You can do so by renting a pro studio or give up a limb or a leg for expensive recording equipment. But thanks to Mikme Wireless Recording Microphone you don’t have to sacrifice your limbs or be at the mercy of pro studios. Mikme brings to the studio to you, in a form of a sleek palm-size box that promised to record up to 24bit/96kHz studio-grade sound at a touch of a button. There is no messy cable to deal with. It is a standalone device that records to its 16GB internal memory and stream wirelessly wirelessly via Bluetooth to your smartphone where you can edit and share your recordings with the free Mikme mobile app. Continue reading Mikme Wireless Recording Microphone Promised Studio-Quality Recordings Anytime, Anywhere
the biggest hurdle with any audio recording is probably post production. not everyone has the software and the skills necessary for a perfect job, which is why there is the Nessie USB Microphone by Blue Microphones. it gives you studio-enhanced sound for desktop recording of vocals, instruments, voiceovers and more, without you having to worry about the nightmare of any amateur audio recordists – post-production. all you have to do is to plug it into the USB and start recording, and Nessie will do the rest for you. the mic applies professional studio processing and includes a built-in pop filter and shockmount for capturing beautifully finished sound without you having to deal with post-production. it offers three flexible processing modes: one for optimizing richer vocals, one for detailed instruments, and an option for raw audio if manual post-production is your forte. Continue reading Blue Microphones Nessie USB Microphone
a decent DSLR these can easily address HD videoing needs for small to medium size productions, but we can’t say the same for the sound it would yield. hence, we see DSLR-based video rig treated to a Centurion-like add on, or lack thereof in some cases. billed as the world’s first handy recorder with interchangeable microphone system, the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder here aims to address the audio recording shortfall by introducing up to 24-bit / 96k high-definition audio to your videography business. designed to attached to the camera strap or mounted directly to a DSLR or camcorder, it offers six tracks of simultaneous recording and swappable input capsules, each designed for a specific application. Continue reading Zoom H6 Handy Recorder
Apogee MiC / Zacuto Zgrip Jr. Kit | US$289.95 | www.apogeedigital.com
the market is certainly no shortage of purpose-built rig to turn your iPhone into a full-fledge videoing rig. we ourselves have seen plenty of them but you know what’s missing from these rigs? a good, big pro-grade microphone to capture the pristine audio to match with the iPhone’s beautiful full HD 1080p video recording. this is where the marriage between Apogee’s MiC, a studio-quality condenser microphone and Zacuto’s Zgrip Jr will fill in that largely ignored but equally significant void. the setup is a no brainer, just snap your iPhone into the cradle on the handgrip, plug in the microphone and you are all set. Continue reading Apogee MiC / Zacuto Zgrip Jr. Kit
(photos: Blue Microphones) Blue Microphones Tiki | US$59.00 | www.bluemic.com
usually for Skype chat, your computer’s built-in microphone should be more than sufficient – if not, there’s always external microphones in the market to up the performance. we are slaves to style and hence, if we ever needed an external microphone, we would go for something like the Blue Microphones Tiki, an intelligent ultra-compact USB microphone. differentiating itself from the cohort of USB microphones out there is its dual microphones: one on each side of the device, mimicking human ears, so that the caller’s voice will remain crystal clear regardless of which side of the computer the user plugs in. additionally, it is compact – less than 3-inch – which makes it ideal to bring along on the road. Continue reading Blue Microphones Tiki USB microphone
Blue Microphones Mikey 2.0 iPod Recording Microphone | US$79.95 | www.bluemic.com
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what else an iPhone can’t do? it has a potential to become a POS machine (Point-of-Sale), a field microscope and now even journalists can use their iPhone to record interviews – in professional-quality. Blue Microphones‘ new Mikey is a professional-grade, pocket-size microphone that lets you record anything from concerts to lectures to interviews.
the Mikey 2.0 features three different gain settings which allows it to record in a variety of environment. the official website have several recording samples (recorded with different gain setting) which sounded promising. while microphone is important, software also plays a part in the final recording. the Mikey 2.0 features two custom-tuned Blue capsules for stereo recording and there’s a line-input which allows direct recording from other audio sources such as another iPod.
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the Mikey 2.0 also can be used in conjunction with your video recording on your iPod or iPhone, enabling you to capture a much better audio. it also comes with a free Blue FiRe recording app to aid you in your recording tasks. other features include seven angle of adjustments of the microphone and a soft carrying pouch to store your Mikey 2.0 while on the go. the Mikey 2.0 works with iPod Touch 1G, 2G, 3G; iPod Nano 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G; iPod Classic; iPod 5G and also works with iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.
sounds good. especially now that iPhone 4 is capable of HD recording, it certainly deserves a good sound recording to go with those HD videos.
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