A Windscreen For Smartphones Means You'll Never Shout Over a Breeze

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 … » 3/02/15 2:32pm 3/02/15 2:32pm

Pop-Up Stereo Mics on Zoom's Q4 Help Ensure Your Videos Sound Good Too

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… » 1/20/14 1:00pm 1/20/14 1:00pm

This Portable Sound Camera Shows You Where It's Loud

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… » 5/09/13 9:41am 5/09/13 9:41am

RC Mic Tanks Rearrange Studio Setups With Tactical Precision

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… » 3/05/13 4:00pm 3/05/13 4:00pm

Reminder: Now Is a Very Bad Time to Launch New iPhone Accessories

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… » 9/05/12 9:30am 9/05/12 9:30am