Comrex has added a new audio IP codec to its line of Access wireless audio transmission products. The new Access NX features a dedicated box that is optimized for running CrossLock, Comrex’s custom reliability layer. CrossLock enables both powerful error correction and network bonding, and intelligently monitors and dynamically adjusts network connections in real-time.
At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas (booth #C1633), Comrex Corporation, a codec manufacturer on the forefront of IP technology, will demonstrate a new IP audio gateway product called Opal (or, Opus Portal) that helps radio program hosts coordinate call-ins with non-technical remote guests (they simply click a link and are instantly connected). The real advantage for video journalists is that Opal allows remote guests to deliver "studio quality" sound, without the need for any special equipment on their end.
Internet broadcasting and production are easier than ever with new TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO-series personal audio interfaces. The TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 is an easily affordable solution for Internet broadcasting, supplying the key tools you need, while delivering excellent audio quality. The MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42 has all the podcasting features of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal and adds a number of features that are ideal for more advanced audio and video production.
Hey all, Jake here, audio products reviewer for VJT. This month I'm taking a look at Hammer & Anvil's new MK ENG 600 Shotgun microphone. The ENG 600 comes from the company's new line of HDSLR professional audio production tools that equip the up-and-coming Video Journalist with everything he or she could need when trying to capture audio for video. The ENG 600 has all the features of an amazing professional shotgun microphone. Measuring 15 inches in length, the ENG 600 is surprisingly lightweight, which makes it perfect for all day shoots, whether following behind a shooter, or attaching to the top of your camera with the microphone's shock mount.
As a longtime owner of Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling, over-the-ear headphones, I liked the technology and was pleased to learn of a new model coming with improved noise cancelling circuitry in a much smaller in-ear version. When the new Bose QuietComfort 20i phones were introduced at a demo of the headphones at a Bose event in New York City several weeks ago, I knew immediately that I wanted a pair. I ordered them when they became available in early September. Though I like the quality and comfort level, my main issue with the larger Model 15 headphones was size. They were simply too large and bulky to have on me all the time. So I relegated them for home use and they were terrific.
K-Tek, a designer and manufacturer of mic booms and other audio gear, has announced the Nautilus Microphone Suspension Mount with a new patent-pending design that offers maximum isolation with minimum compromise. "We saw a need for a modern microphone suspension that not only isolates the microphone, but is lightweight, incredibly strong and allows for quick microphone changes." said Brenda Klemme Parker, K-Tek's CEO. "We came up with something simple, elegant and it works." K-Tek's Nautilus Microphone Suspension Mount earned several awards when it premiered at NAB earlier this year. Inspired by nature's extended coil design, seen in many natural phenomena like the seashell, K-Tek's Nautilus fits both short and medium length shotgun microphones, as well as smaller cardioid production microphones.
Bose has long been the leader in noise-cancelling headphones, and this week the company introduced its best model yet--the new QuietComfort 20 Headphones. Though these headphones are designed primarily as a consumer product, they have clear professional applications, such as monitoring professional sound recording in noisy environments. The new QuietComfort 20 headphones are the first in-ear noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. They are clearly the best in-ear models ever offered and Bose has more combined patents on them than any other product it has ever produced. The performance is stunning.
Shure introduced the VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F with integrated flash recording at NAB. The ultra-compact condenser shotgun microphones, with an isolation suspension system developed exclusively with Rycote, are engineered to provide broadcast professionals, videographers, filmmakers, video journalists, field reporters, and others with an all-in-one solution for capturing audio with DSLR cameras and portable video/audio recorders. The VP83 and VP83F feature all-metal construction, are designed to provide RF immunity and include directional supercardioid/lobar polar patterns to reject unwanted off-axis audio.
RØDE Microphones has announced the SmartLav, a new lapel microphone that connects directly to the headset jack of Apple iOS devices. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, SmartLav delivers premium quality audio capture in a compact and accessible form factor. The SmartLav is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever professional quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment, particularly where multiple talent is involved.