Videos

Can an iRig Pre drive a Shure SM7B?

A lot of people (Stephen included) have been known to rely on IK Multimedia’s iRig Pre when they’re on the road but what is the TECHNICAL capability of it anyway? In this on-the-road video Stephen takes a notorious gain-hog (the Shure SM7B) for a spin to see if the iRig Pre can drive it. Plus…

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SP’s New Video Gear Rundown: JK Mic-J 044 Lavalier Microphone

In this video SP demonstrates his new filming gear: his new iPhone 8 Plus and a new-to-him JK Mic-J 044 Lavalier microphone. Referenced demonstration video:

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Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer / Recorder Overview and First Impressions Walk-through

In this walk-through video, Stephen gives his first impressions as he walks through some of the basic functionality of the Zoom LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer / Recorder. In this video we talk board features, level setting, mute functionality, SD card operations and various aspects of the Zoom L-12 LiveTrak Digital Mixer.

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Electro-Voice RE320 vs Shure SM7B vs Heil PR40 vs Audio-Technica BP40 vs Procaster vs Art D7

In this MASSIVE Microphone Shootout we compare 6 large dynamic microphones. Audio-Technica BP40 vs Electro-Voice RE320 vs Shure SM7B vs Heil PR40 vs Rode Procaster vs Art D7.

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XM1800 vs ATR-2100 and Others

In this quick shootout (inspired by a recent Reddit conversation) Stargate Pioneer compares 4 sub $100 USD hand-held dynamic cardioid microphones. Behringer XM1800s vs Audio Technica ATR2100 vs AKG D5 vs Blue Encore 100.

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Audio-Technica BPHS1 vs MANY Dynamic Handheld/Large Broadcast Microphones

In this quick shootout (inspired by a recent Facebook conversation) Stargate Pioneer compares the Audio-Technica BPHS1 against the Knox Podcast Microphone, the Blue Encore 100, the Sennheiser E935, the Sennheiser MD46, the Rode Procaster, the Electro-Voice RE320 and the Audio-Technica BP40.

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Zoom Handheld Record (H5 and H6) Capsule Comparison

In this Better Podcasting Extra, recurring Better Podcasting contributor Emily Prokop runs down a variety of capsules available for the Zoom H6.

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FOLLOW-UP VIDEO: Google Is Indexing Your Podcast’s RSS Feed

Recently I wrote an article and discussed on Better Podcasting how Google is now definitively indexing podcast RSS feeds and how they’re showing within Google results for some people. There’s been a lot of great response and some folks have said they’re not able to recreate the results locally. As mentioned in the original article,…

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Knox Podcast Microphone Review (Knox KN-UM01 vs ATR2100 vs AT2005 Comparison)

In this Knox KN-UM01 Podcast Microphone Review, I’ll give you my thoughts about the Knox XLR/USB Dynamic Microphone, as well as give some audio samples comparing it to both the Audio-Technica ATR2100 and the Audio-Technica AT2005 microphones. I’ll also share with you the response from Knox about it’s similar look.

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Podcasting Microphone Shoot-Out – $100-ish (or less) Edition – Blind Test

Watch this blind test microphone shoot-out of the following microphones (this is not the order of the microphones): Behringer XM1800S vs Shure SM58 vs Audio-Technica AT2005 vs Audio-Technica ATR2100 vs Blue Encore 100 vs Sennheiser E835. In this test the microphones all go directly into a Zoom H6 for recording.

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