Audio Equipment Budgeting

When it comes to purchasing audio equipment, there are a lot of things to consider. Sometimes it isn’t just a matter of buying on a recorder or only a wireless system. There are other products involved. Sometimes what you may be looking to purchase might not be the right choice for what you are trying…

USB to DC, 5V to 12V Converter Cable

Written By: Jimmy Hepworth This simple cable can give you another powering option for your recorder. At only 6 bucks I had to give it a try. It works just as advertised, converting a small USB power bank into 12V for my Zoom F4. Something I didn’t realize is that these little cell phone chargers…

Mic techniques for a bad location

There will be times when you are faced with a noisy location. There are mics used on super small one-man-band no budget jobs, and there are mics, that aren’t super expensive, that are much better options. Sometimes “good enough”, really isn’t good at all. In this video, Dave gives us three different mic technique examples…

ISK Little Gem Indoor Boom Mic

Here is the ISK Little Gem. It’s from a U.S. based company but is clearly a Chinese microphone similar to the half dozen other small diaphragm condenser microphones. This appears to have an all brass body painted black. It comes with three interchangeable capsules: cardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional. My interest in this mic was to…

Some tips for a bad location

Bad locations are a part of the job. How you deal with them is what makes you stand out from others. In this video I go over a couple audio samples of what different microphones sound like in different set ups for a really bad location right next to a busy road. The differences in…

Simple room tone tips

As an amateaur/enthusiest recordist and sound engineer, a lot of the information I get is from occasional hands on experience. I don’t often get a chance to work with other more experienced recordists and learn from them so blogs like this one are a wealth of information for me. With that being said, here are…