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19Mar Feeding two Lav mics into a 3.5mm Audio port on the cheap

There are tons of very expensive audio adapters out there that allow you to mix XLR and 3.5 mm audio sources into your camera, sometimes you just need to feed two lav mics into your camera on the cheap. That’s where the $4.50 Hosa stereo breakout cable comes in handy. After all, most Lav mic kits […]

01Mar Monoprice 2.4GHz Wireless Mic system $49.99

Over a Year ago, I put together the review above of the Monoprice 2.4Ghz Wireless mic system. It isn’t the best wireless system in the world but at the time of the review, it was a decent value for the price. Since then there have been a lot of clones on the market and most […]

07Feb Tascam DR-60d $199 with a free copy of Pluraleyes 3

If you are in the market for a field recorder, B&H has the Tascam DR-60d field recorder on sale for just $199 and that includes a free copy of Pluraleyes 3. That’s a pretty darn good price for an excellent little field recorder. Pluraleyes also adds a lot of value and is an excellent way […]

07Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone Audio testing

Update: I spoke with one of the reps from Aputure. It turns out that the unit I’ve been testing was a beta model shipped to me by mistake. Apparently the final version has shielding and grounding that the beta unit is lacking. Aputure was kind enough to send out a replacement. With that in mind […]

01Aug Aputure V-Mic D1 DSLR Shotgun Microphone – First impression

Audio is a pretty important part of film making and there are a lot of different approaches when you’re trying to achieve good sound on a budget. In the past I’ve talked about audio adapter boxes and camera microphones like the Rode Videomic pro but what if you want to save a little money on a lower […]

19Apr Zoom h6 Field recorder with interchangable microphones

Special thanks to Yiannis for point this one out. If you’re in Greece and need a photographer you should check out his work. Apparently Zoom doesn’t want to be outdone by Tascam’s DR-60D so they’ve announced this monster. The Zoom h6 is capable of recording 6 audio tracks simultaneously, 4 tracks can be recorded from the […]

21Nov Panasonic RP-HTX7 Monitor Headphones – Road Test

A lot of times when I put together a review it’s after a few weeks of working with it. I think it might be beneficial to revisit some of the items I’ve had for a long time. Do I still use them on a regular basis? How durable are they after long term use?  Would I still […]

25May Free Music Friday!

  When I’m not working with camera gear or editing video I sometimes have a chance to record music and make random bits of art. I just finished a new track for the album I’ve been working on part time for that last 8 months. My musical style isn’t for everyone but, hey, it’s free […]

02May Fostex PM0.5n 70W 5″ Active Nearfield Studio Monitors

I’ve received a number of e-mails asking what I use to compare audio samples in some of my tests. Besides a nice set of studio headphones I also use a compact but decent set of Near field Studio monitor speakers. If you’re not familiar with the term “nearfield”  it simply means that the speakers are designed to be in […]

31Mar Tascam DR-40 Firmware installation video guide

A few folks e-mailed me that were having trouble installing the Tascam DR-40 firmware update so I figured the easiest thing to do was put together a how to guide. It also gave me a chance to do a little filming and editing with the Canon 5d mark III, but more on that in another post. […]