Posts Categorized: broadcast

March 18

From now until the end of March, we’ll be highlighting our favourite microphones as part of March Mic Madness. First up, the old faithfuls – referred to as the Industry Standard. Who’s in the club, how did they get there, and who is next in line to join the club? Back when we first opened Factory Sound, there was a handful of microphones that stood head and shoulders above the rest and were relied upon as the ‘go-to’ microphones. For live situations… Read More »

May 4

Grab it while you can – this BBC show ‘The Sound of Sport’ is only on BBC’s archive player for a couple more days, and it’s very seriously well worth the listen. It features sports sound designer, Denis Baxter plus a bunch of techniques and stories from other broadcast sound designers. It’s a one-hour show, with so many highlights that it’s probably quicker just to listen to it – but here is a… Read More »

April 29

It’s worth highlighting the excellent new Rode VideoMic Pro. Not only is it a giant leap forward for both budding and established videographers, but we’ve received a nice big stack – so there are specials to be had! Let’s just take a quick but close look. The VideoMic Pro is designed to ‘up the ante’ for sound, particularly relevant to the latest crop of HDSLR cameras which, although grab stunning images… Read More »

April 6

Anyone who has been keeping a bit of an eye on DPA over the past few years will have seen somewhat of a nip and tuck of their impressive product range. The real movers and shakers of the moment are the recently completed 4099 instrument mics, and the new MODULAR Reference Standard series of classy studio, broadcast and live microphones. We recently had a visit from Ken Kimura (DPA Microphones), and here’s the interview footage… Read More »