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02Jun Saramonic SR-AX107 Review

I’ve been using the Saramonic SR-AX107 for the last two months off and on for various things. As far as XLR audio adapters go, it sounds good. In fact you’d be hard pressed to find a major difference in audio quality between the SR-AX107 and something like the Beachtek DXA-SLR XLR audio adapter. While the Saramonic […]

25Feb Saramonic SR-AX107 XLR DSLR audio inteface

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a new audio interface on the market so the Saramonic SR-AX107 is a refreshing site. The built in +20dB of gain is a little more than Beachtek’s DXA-SLR and a bit less than the gain provided by the Riggy RM333. It’s interesting that they’ve included an isolation transformer into the design and […]

10Apr Azden FMX-DSLR portable XLR mixer

More companies keep jumping into the audio adapter market, this time it’s Azden with the FMX-DSLR portable XLR mixer. On the plus side Azden is offering a 2 channel mixer with XLR and 3.5mm inputs for under $300 (currently $285). The FMX-DSLR also provides up to +16db of gain and uses four AA batteries for up to 15 hours […]

28Mar Juicedlink Riggy RM333 – First Impressions

I’ve used all kinds of XLR adapter boxes over the years both on video cameras like the now antique Canon GL1 to modern day DSLR like the 5d mark III. There hasn’t been much innovation with these devices and companies like Beachtek, Studio 1 productions, and Juicedlink still make audio devices almost identical to devices […]

17Apr Turning the Volume up on quiet microphones.

If you’ve been filming for a few years, chances are you have an old passive XLR to 1/8 inch adapter laying around. Beachtek and Studio 1 where the most popular for a number of years, but none of their early models had any kind of built in amplifier. If your microphone doesn’t put out a […]