In this video review for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the Slate Virtual Microphone System (VMS).
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Editor James Ivey takes a look at the new V13 multi pattern valve condenser microphone from Vanguard Audio Labs. This is not only a beautiful looking mic but it also has the sound characteristics of some of the worlds most famous and expensive mics making it one that you really should thing about when buying a modern microphone.
In this video James Ivey from Pro Tools Expert takes a close up look at a new product from Sweden, the ISOVOX. For this review James moves the studio to his kitchen so you can really hear how the ISOVOX works to remove unwanted room reflections from the recording process.
Production Expert is proud to present a world exclusive. The first review of the new Townsend Labs Sphere Microphone system. Technical Editor James Ivey shows you around the Sphere L22 large dual diaphragm microphone and the Sphere and Sphere 180 software in a practical demonstration recording voice, drums and acoustic guitar. He talks about how to get the best out of the L22 mic and the Sphere software to get the sound of some of those classic money can't buy vintage microphones.
In this video review of the SE Electronics ProMic Laser Pro Tools Expert team member Dan Cooper shares his past methods for recording his voice in video production. Dan demonstrates how both the Shure SM7B (recorded via a Cloudlifter) and AKG C414 sound in comparison to the ProMic Laser when connected to his Canon 80D DSLR.
In this video review James takes a look at the new Origin from UK company Aston Microphones. He puts this new take on microphone design to work on a track using acoustic guitars, percussion and vocals. The Origin is available in stores for around £199 UK Pounds. This could become the new go to mic for Singer-songwrites and home recordists it really is that good. Take a listen and hear for yourselves. One thing to note is that at the time of recording the Rycote shock mount was offered as part of a deal. Sadly this deal ended at the end of December. A shock mount is available for the Origin but as an additional cost.
In this video James, with a little help from singer Rose O'Connell and band The Talent try out the new d:facto II microphone system from DPA. What are the benefits in being able to take a studio quality condenser mic and convert it to be able to run with a professional wireless system. James uses the mic in the studio and then the ultimate test to prove just why it gets his Editors Choice award.
In this video James takes a look at two microphones from MXL. He uses a pair of CR21 mics on acoustic guitar and a CR89 on vocal in a session with Lois Correir and Lara Sa. This session is produced with no EQ or Dynamics processing. Take a listen to just how good these mics sound. Does paying a small fortune for mics make a difference... You tell us.
In this studio hardware review video James takes a look at the new Aria valve mic from Sontronics. He tries it as a voice over mic then tries some jazz style vocals.
In this video James looks at the Shure KSM 313 ribbon microphone. He demonstrates how he uses the mic as a secondary kick mic, a bass cab mic and for recording electric guitar.
In this video James takes a look the Shure Beta 98AMP on toms and the Beta 27 for overheads compliment microphones already looked at in this series.
In this video James takes a look at the new Shure BETA 181 microphone and puts it to use recording 3 different snare drums. He shows how to set the mic up using 2 of the optional capsules for batter and snare head recording.
In this video James takes a look at the Shure BETA 91A microphone. He shows you some of its key features and let you judge for yourself how it sounds by using it to record two different kick drums.
In this video James takes a look at 3 microphones by Rode. He puts the K2, NT2-A and NT1000 to use in a project recording electric guitar close up and with a mid-side pair.
In this video James takes a look at the latest drum microphones from Sontronics. The DM-1B, DM-1S and DM-1T. He shows you how to set the mics up for a drum session and demonstrates the tonality from these professional drum mics.
In this video James shows you around 3 USB audio products from Shure. See how to get the best results from these easy to use but professional sounding interfaces in a real life Pro Tools Expert studio session.
FetHead is a low-noise, high quality, in-line microphone preamplifier. It provides improved sound for Ribbon and Dynamic microphones. The electronics are housed in a robust metal chassis with a balanced 3-pole female XLR input and a balanced 3-pole male XLR output, rugged enough for use at home, in the studio or on tour.
The Cloudlifter CL-1 is a single channel box with XLR connectors on either side with four rubber feet under it and a handy little strap so that you can attach it to a boom stand. It’s that simple, setup in seconds. All you need to do is make sure you are sending phantom power from your preamp to it… this is how the magic happens.