Archive for the ‘Professional Audio’ Category

Jabra Evolve2 85 Reviewed

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Toward the end of 2020 I looked at Jabra’s Evolve2 65 headset and found it just a hair short of perfection. The Evolve2 85 are the bigger, beefier, badder sibling of the 65 and are similarly excellent. It’s almost as if Jabra know what they’re doing. Like the Evolve2 85 the 65 frustratingly miss the […]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock Reviewed

Thursday, October 29th, 2020

In my continuing mission to explore new USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 devices I’ve delved into something a little more “Pro” than usual: the aptly-named OWC Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock. OWC’s Pro offering is targeted specifically at professionals of the media variety and offers a set of featured intended to supplement a typical 4K+ video […]

HDMI capture network broadcast with Azulle Access 4, OBS and NDI

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

I picked up an HDMI capture card recently to hook my barely used Canon EOS M3 up to my PC as a fancy webcam. Since I’m not going outdoors these days it felt like a better use of the camera than gathering dust in a drawer. Unfortunately Canon’s baffling market segmentation make the expensive EOS […]

Samson Meteor Podcast Microphone Review

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve laid my hands upon any shiny audio gear, actually it’s been a while since I’ve done much of anything when it comes to Gadgetoid but I digress. Few things, it would seem, come shinier than the Samson Meteor mic, which looks like a 1950s take on a Portal (the […]

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

I still have fond memories of the classic Operation Flashpoint on the PC, it was a clunky and ugly would-be war simulator, rife with glitches, but it’s not-so-trivial offering of playable military hardware, and vast unrestricted maps made it extremely satisfying to play. What constitutes a Flashpoint game has changed quite considerably since. The vast […]

Griffin GuitarConnect Review

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

One might be forgiven for saying “it’s just a cable,” and that’s all the Griffin GuitarConnect Cable is at face value. But what it represents is liberation, a pathway to creativity and access to a diverse variety of reasonably good quality filters which would set you back a pretty penny in pedal form. I’ve got […]

HTC Desire Review

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Well I’ve finally bitten the bullet and gone and bought myself a smart phone, my hand was somewhat forced by my previous handset crashing every couple of hours. It probably didn’t help that I dropped it down the loo once too! Anyway, The long and the short of it is that I took the plunge […]

Korg microSTATION

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Set to be available this May (2010) at a price which is yet to be confirmed, the Korg microSTATION is a new and decidedly less than “micro” addition to Korg’s Micro range. The keys may be mini, but there’s 61 of them over the microKORG’s 37, and you can be absolutely sure that they’ll be […]

Samson “Go Mic” USB Microphone

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Adding to the ever-growing mixed bag of microphones geared towards podcasting, the Samson Go Mic will clip onto your laptop or sit upon a desk stylishly doing its thing. Its fold-away design makes it an excellent portable, stand-alone microphone to accompany your laptop and far exceed its noisy internal one in recording clarity and accuracy.

Line 6 Pocket Pod Express

Monday, April 27th, 2009

At first glance the Line6 Pocket Pod Express is very cute, stylish, and shiny. Almost toy-like. It’s the smallest and most basic of the Pod lineup and is designed to be simple, easy to use and portable but it’s looks can be deceiving, for they hide quite an exceptional sounding and flexible piece of kit […]