Facebook wants you all to know that it’s not listening to your microphone to covertly sell you ads, nope, no way, nuh-uh, no siree, no way!
GoPros have fundamentally altered the way we think about video—we’ve never been closer to the action. The audio for the extreme footage we’re capturing, however, has yet to catch up to the action footage. Roland’s new Wearpro Mic is a step towards making the videos sound as intense as they look.
Do you see the microphone built into your laptop? No? That’s because it’s incredibly tiny, and probably sounds equally unimpressive. Gibson’s Neat Microphones brand wants to change that with a trio of colorful new mics that promise to make you sound better on your next Skype call or podcast.
“Cortana, wake up.” Seriously, that’s it. Say those words to a snoozing Windows 10 computer with a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, and it’ll wake right up from sleep. That’s because the new Intel Skylake processors will always be listening for that command, thanks to a low-power digital signal processor (DSP)…
Talk to a headphones-wearing friend on a microphone made out of a matchbox and a pencil lead. Sure, you could use a regular microphone, but would it be as cool?
The noise-canceling software your smartphone uses to eliminate background sounds from your voice when making a call is surprisingly good these days, but still not good enough to deal with the deafening crackle from a sudden gust of wind. That's why microphones have those puffy foam covers on the end, and why these …
Most GoPro videos of extreme stunts are accompanied by the sound of rushing wind, the roar of an engine, or just straight-up screaming. But with Sena's new Bluetooth Audio Pack for the GoPro Hero 3, you can use a wireless mic to provide narration alongside whatever stunt you're attempting.
If there's one telltale sign that a video wasn't produced by a professional, it's usually the crappy sound accompanying the footage. The microphones on a smartphone or a cheap camcorder are awful at best, which is why companies like Sony and Zoom are finally releasing models with stereo mics that will help your…
You can capture amazing video with all kinds of cameras these days, but almost all of them have really bad on-board microphones. Rode's new simple-as-pie shotgun mic looks like an easy and cheap way to give your videos the clear sound they deserve.
Trying to pinpoint what exactly in your car is making that weird ticking noise can drive anyone to madness. As sensitive as our ears are, they're not always as great at precisely locating where a sound is coming from. Thankfully you have four other senses to help, particularly your sight, which this unique SeeSV-S205…
To better their ability to perfect a mix, sound engineers sit at a giant board outside of a recording studio where it's whisper quiet. And to avoid having to keep running in and out of a studio to perfect their mic placement, someone's slapped a microphone on a remote controlled RC toy tank that promises to make a…
You know how you can set a point-and-shoot camera to Auto Mode and it'll do a lot of the tweaking for you to get the best shot possible? Wouldn't it be cool if you could do that for audio? Well, the new Nessie is Blue's first shot at a mic with Auto Mode.
When it came time to review Blue's Spark Digital microphone, we could have put a few mics in a row, sang a little, played a little guitar, then scrutinized the sounds. Or we could have talented musicians from two amazing bands create an all-new song for us.
With an Apple event just around the corner where the company is expected to reveal the next generation iPhone and its rumored updated dock connector, now is a very bad time to announce accessories that could be obsolete in just a few weeks time. But Tascam didn't get that memo, and so has graced us with a couple of…
Developments in audio mixing and editing software make it easier than ever for a talented, technically capable musician to add professional polish to amateur audio. No degree in sound engineering? No problem!
Plenty of iOS and USB mics claim to capture rich "studio sound". Most of them suck. Blue Microphones' new Spark Digital is different, and you can tell just by looking at it.
Stoolies, rats, and snitches might one day have Bahram Azizollah Ganji to thank for not getting killed. Because he just created the world's smallest capacitor microphone, measuring in at just half a millimeter on each side.
Zoom's recorders have always been pretty solid, but their latest seems like it was made for action. With its five onboard "studio quality" microphones, the Zoom H2n can hone in on the timidest of interviewees even under heavy fire.