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How to Record High Quality Audio on a Smartphone?

Most of the time I’m recording audio with my dedicated microphone, however, there are some times when it’s not available and a smartphone is the only option you have at your hands. We’ll look at how to optimize your smartphone for the best quality audio recording for these instances. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an …

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Which Microphones Have the Lowest Self-Noise?

All condenser microphones have self-noise (inherent noise) due to the electrical circuit within them. Most of the XLR condenser microphones will have a self-noise within the 5-30dB range. However, there are some outliers with self-noise as low as 4dB. On the other side, most USB microphones don’t disclose their self-noise levels, but they are usually …

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Kaotica Eyeball Review

Kaotica Eyeball is an acoustic foam shield, with a pop-filter included, used to reduce reverb. It is placed onto the microphone to capture sound before it hits the wall and bounces back into the microphone. Kaotica Eyeball encases a microphone and is an effective tool to reduce reverb. It also offers a lot of flexibility …

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How Much Does a Microphone Weigh?

An average microphone (excluding lavalier microphones) will weigh around 421g. Different types of microphones, however, weigh different. Broadcast microphones are generally, the heaviest, while handheld microphones are usually lightweight. Here is a table that summarizes the average weights of different types of microphones. Microphone Type Average weight Minimum Weight Maximum weight Sample size All 421g …

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