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Telefunken M80 review

Tired of using an SM58? Looking for something different? Enter the Telefunken M80, a dynamic handheld microphone. It looks fairly similar… Maybe you could use it instead of that boring old SM58. But how does it sound? Let’s get into it.

Tierra Audio New Twenties review

Tierra Audio has made a name for itself by promoting sustainable methods of production and using recyclable materials in its products. The New Twenties microphone follows suit, made of stainless steel and aluminum, with a case made out of bamboo.

I’ve been more or less impressed with what Tierra has come out with, but I’m curious to see how this microphone scales up. Let’s get started.

What is microphone gain, and how does it work?

Microphone gain is one of the most critical aspects to keep account of when recording. Without it, your mic would be virtually useless. But what exactly is gain and how does it work? Let’s dive in.

Neumann U 87 Ai review

Today, we’ll be reviewing the Neumann U 87 Ai condenser microphone. This is the updated version of the original U 87, which had its debut in 1967.

The original U 87 is one of the most sought-after and acclaimed microphones to ever grace the recording studio. Their popularity has made them a little hard to come by, so Neumann has updated the design and come out with a more modern addition (probably to keep appearances up).