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ATM250DE dual-element mic

by Audio-Technica  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

A dynamic mic and a condenser mic packaged together into a single body? Kinda gimicky, no? I've seen the trick that inspired the design of this mic many times-tape together a condenser and a dynamic...

AE3000 large-diaphragm condenser mic

by Audio-Technica  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

Most large-diaphragm condenser mics are too big to use in tight situations. The AE3000, on the other hand, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. I originally bought this mic because I...

Gomez Michael Joly Edition ribbon mic

by Cascade Microphones  |  reviewed by Andy Hong

The Gomez results from a collaboration between Cascade microphones, headed by CEO Michael Chiriac, and Michael Joly (Tape Op #59) of OktavaMod. Its single-ribbon motor is enclosed in a single-layer,...

Carbon Microphone

by Bing  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

Check out these little lo-fi gems. The Bing Carbon Mic is made from retired telephones, but transformer-coupled to provide a balanced XLR connection for studio use. It comes in a compact housing...

Various plug-ins

by Airwindows  |  reviewed by Walt Szalva

By day, Chris Johnson is a mastering engineer. By night, he's an audio plug-in designer. Or maybe it's the other way around. In any case, I was first drawn to his Airwindows plug-ins because they...

Zbreeze rack cooling fan

by Parasound  |  reviewed by Garrett Haines

Parasound is a California company that is well known by audiophiles and consumers of high-end audio gear. One of their lines, Zcustom, is a set of half-rack components for situations where space is...

Ministry of Rock & Quantum Leap Gypsy

by EASTWEST  |  reviewed by Walt Szalva

EASTWEST has grown into quite a juggernaut within the sample library and software instrument market. Originally formed in 1988, the company found success in 1989 when it teamed with Bob Clearmountain...

M-Patch 2 volume control

by SM Pro Audio  |  reviewed by "DanDan" Fitzgerald

SM Pro Audio are an intriguing company. Half German, half Australian. They sell unusual devices and problem solvers for little money. I discovered them while searching for a pro-quality volume control...