Microphones for Video: What you need to know

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Replay: A microphone is a simple component that transforms acoustical energy into electrical energy. However, there is a lot to gain if you select the right microphone for the job. Eddy B. Brixen of DPA Microphones explains.

Sony says goodbye to Minidisc

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Sony has announced that it is stopping production of Minidisc recorders and players after 21 years. Most 20 year old audio enthusiasts would be surprised to hear that they were born after the arrival of this digital audio disk system. But how did it manage to cling to life for so long?

MIDI - 30 years on and still going strong

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MIDI is 30 years old and showing no signs of obsolescence. Nor is the first instrument ever to support it: the Yamaha DX7

In Pursuit Of Excellence: The RØDE Microphone Story

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Craig Marshall visits RØDE's headquarters in Sydney for RedShark and finds out what it takes to make high quality microphones that sell worldwide

Linux and OS X: Ardour DAW now supports video playback

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This high-end Linux and OS X Digital Audio Workstation now supports video playback. Chris Erswell reports

Why can't you freeze-frame sound?

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There's something rather curious about sound, which is that it can range from a simple, single tone like a sine wave (or a flute, if you like) to a complete orchestra at the climax of a symphony. Even day-to-day background "atmospheres" can be a complex mosaic of hundreds of sonic elements: just think of the din at a supermarket checkout, or the racket at a soccer match when someone scores a goal

So, what exactly is good sound?

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As industry professionals it’s a question we think we know the answer to, but do we really know what good sound is, or even how to achieve it? By Dan George.

Ninja 2 + Nikon D800 Review: Part 1 of 3

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DSLR users have long complained that they can't get clean, unadulterated line outputs suitable for high-quality recording. But the D800 is different. Phil Rhodes tests it with an Atomos Ninja 2 Field Recorder

In praise of the sound recordist

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RedShark's 12 Days of Christmas Replays: Now this may seem weird coming from someone who’s been a cameraman for most of his working life and maybe it’s bit late to make amends, but I think it is time to reassert the importance of the sound recordist. By Roland Denning.

View From the Top: Sound Devices

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We ask industry leaders to tell us about their companies and how they see the future. External recorders are now selling in large numbers and the Sound Devices Pix 240 is a popular example.  Jon Tatooles, Managing Director of Sound Devices, tells us about his company and how he sees the years ahead.

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