Inspired by insect ears, Soundskrit wants to make microphones magically directional

Voice control is everywhere these days, but to hear people effectively from every direction, devices like the Echo must have a whole collection of microphones in them — but they take up space, requi

Vesper grabs $15M to build a durable low-power mic that listens forever

As digital assistants like Siri and Alexa become more intelligent, there’s a growing need for them to always be accessible. Current microphone tech has been too power-hungry to keep permanently

Mikme Is A Portable, Multitrack Recording Rig For Your Cool Band

If you got your first real six string at the Five and Dime and you and you and some guys from school got together to record some songs primarily during and around the summer of 1969, you probably coul

DIY: Adjustable Mic Stand From An IKEA Lamp

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/image-768358-620x465.jpg" />Having an adjustable mic stand is essential for home recording or podcasting. Those mics are so sensitive tha

Olympus Outs DM-620 PCM Recorder

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/DS-620-three-mics-620x372.jpg" />Believe it or not, handheld mics are a blogger's best friend -- I use the <a href="http://www.crunchgear

Video Review: Yeti USB Microphone

Review: The Yeti from Blue Microphones is a $150 USB microphone with four recording settings, zero-latency audio monitoring via a built-in headphone jack, and a 48 kHz sampling rate at 16 bits. The mi

XLR-to-USB cable brings you one step closer to music stardom

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/photo04.jpg">You’ve been working on your music career for 13 years now. Take things to the next level by purchasing a higher-quality mi

‘ThumbTack’ microphone for iPod

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ithumbtack.jpg">In what can only be described as the most adorable microphone in the history of consumer electronics, the ThumbTack mic f

Review: Samson G-Track microphone

Making music on your PC has never been easier – or harder. While the recording side of things is fairly straight-forward, getting good audio using your PC’s limited complement of hardware