Mics Tag

Warm Audio has returned with another classic microphone with the WA-14 Introducing the WA-14 Large Diaphragm Brass Capsule Condenser Microphone, which is based on the classic condenser microphone from the 70’s that has been used on countless hit records. The WA-14 utilizes fully discrete classic circuit topology, including an all-brass CK12 style capsule design by “Lens Kondensator” and a custom premium CineMag USA transformer. The WA-14 can be used on an array of sources, which includes: punchy and warm intimate lead vocals, aggressive guitars and heavy percussion. The WA-14 provides a realism and thicknessRead More
Lauten has made some great mics with unique features. The Lauten Eden was a smash hit at Everything Recording HQ (Link to review HERE) and we can’t wait to get our hands on these two new mics from Lauten’s Series Black microphones. These microphones target lower cost markets without compromising the build and sound known the Lauten. How can you beat a pair of Lauten SDCs for $350?! San Jose, CA – August 2nd, 2016 – Today, Lauten Audio announced two additions to its new line of microphones aimed at budding recordists, dubbedRead More

Posted On May 2, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Lauten LA-320 Microphone

Lauten makes some incredible versatile microphones. With great quality, comes a price tag… well sometimes. Lauten has made a more affordable tube mic for home, project, and I’d bet even professional studios. The Series Black LA-320 large diaphragm vacuum tube condenser microphone is a professional and versatile microphone for studio and vocal recording. This microphone features a 1″ gold sputtered diaphragm with cardioid polar pattern, dual-triode vacuum tube, 120 Hz low-cut filter, 12 kHz high-cut filter, and transformer balanced output. The low-cut filter helps reduce boomy lows or low-end rumble;Read More

Posted On April 15, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Ear Trumpet Labs Josephine

Using condenser mics on stage can sometimes be a huge hassle especially with acoustic instruments and vocals. Josephine aims to handle all of this on stage all while looking extremely cool. April 14, 2016, PORTLAND, OR…Ear Trumpet Labs announces Josephine, the newest addition to their product line of microphones handcrafted in Portland, OR. A medium-large diaphragm (26mm) condenser microphone, Josephine, is designed for live vocal and ensemble use, with an avant-garde styling evocative of 1930s and 40s classic microphones. Josephine is optimized for use by singers or acoustic ensembles from 6” to 48”Read More

Posted On April 15, 2016By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Roswell Aurora Mic

Sometimes you just want to reach into the mic locker for something that has a relatively flat frequency response. Roswell Pro Audio has you covered with the Aurora. Sebastopol, CA—April 15, 2016—Roswell Pro Audio® has announced the Aurora, a premium, all-purpose studio condenser microphone, featuring an unhyped and natural frequency response, high sensitivity, and low self-noise. Describing the Aurora, Roswell founder Matt McGlynn said, “We built this mic for recording engineers looking for an ultra-clean FET sound. It works particularly well on vocals and acoustic guitar, where its balanced frequencyRead More

Posted On May 21, 2015By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Dynamount Robotic Mic Mounts

Say goodbye to the lowly intern. This is truly one of those “why didn’t I think of this” sort of ideas. Dynamount is a remote controlled mic system that allows you to make all of the small moves needed for that perfect take – all from the comfort of your chair in the mix room. There are 4 systems to chose from, each of them allowing different freedom of movement. Having the option to remotely move mics from behind the speakers allows the engineer to eliminate phase issues and dialRead More

Posted On April 3, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Ear Trumpet Labs Mabel

I’ve always been a fan of Ear Trumpet Mics. They have a very cool look and although I haven’t personally used one, the reviews are coming in pretty positive. I really like the swivel type head basket and dual cardioid capsule design they’re using on this one. If you’re looking for a unique looking mic with great components, look no further. April 3, 2014­—Ear Trumpet Labs, a privately owned company in Portland OR that makes handcrafted microphones, today announced the release of Mabel, a new microphone designed specifically for studio work.Read More

Posted On January 20, 2014By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Slate Virtual Microphone System

I’m sorry but I’m a huge fan of 90% of the stuff that Slate puts out. I haven’t had much of a chance to use a lot of the hardware but if behaves anything like the software, we have another novel product. Continuing on the concept Antares has with Mic Mod, Slate pairs hardware with software to create a system that can give you all of the great mics in one piece of gear. Imagine having a microphone locker filled with the world’s most classic vintage and modern microphones. AuditionRead More
Sontronics has been catching quite a bit of acclaim lately with their products but in their defense, they’ve had a pretty good hot streak with several of their latest releases. I still want to get my hands on a Halo, Sonora Preamp, or DM1-b for sure. Right now Sontronics is giving you an opportunity to get more of their British created greatness with the Summer Promotion…motion…motion..otion…otion (analog echos courtesy of a plugin called “Laptop Keyboard”). If you buy the workhorse stc-3x you already get a popshield, XLR cable, shockmount, carryRead More

Posted On November 2, 2012By BryanIn Hardware, Latest News

Sontronics: New Preamp and Mic Packs

Our friends across the pond have put out some very impressive new pieces of gear. Sontronics have made a 2 channel version of its vintage inspired pre-amp, the Sonora II. It features all of the bells and whistles you would need to get quick transient responsive vintage goodness. The 75hz roll off switch is a great addition to get the rumble out of those acoustic guitars and vocals. I’m very intrigued by this unit but I love the British sound. We’ve also got some new mic packs to look atRead More