The miniaturization of cameras is well advanced, even on large sensors with DSLRs and system cameras. At the same time, microphones haven’t changed as much, with only a few companies like Røde trying to minimize the footprint of new microphones and transmitting devices. In comes Mikme, a little box-shaped microphone that promises to give studio-quality sound for on-the-go recordings. The recorder is built in, but it can also be operated through a dedicated smartphone app as well as a Mac or PC. Looks like a cool device to grab b-roll audio for video content on the go, easier to handle than most other recorders. The makers behind the microphone come from a professional audio engineering background, with most of them former employees of AKG, the Austrian pro-audio maker, probably most famous for their “golden” studio headphones. The guys seem to have hit a homerun with Mikme as their Indiegogo campaign overfunded within a few hours. Depending on the support package you choose, you currently can order one device for around $170 through campaign contributions. We are in contact with the people behind Mikme and will take one of their prototypes for a spin soon.Read more
Azden has released a new line of wireless microphones that will enable you to receive transmit of two wireless lavalier microphones into one source. Designed with DSLR users in mind, both wireless mic packs send signal to a single hot shot mount receiver, outputting both microphones over a dual mono 3.5mm jack output.Read more
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