Microphones and other recording equipment allow you to capture music and sound both in the studio or out on location. The choice of microphone is critical component in any set up, as its usually the first time sound is captured, and to get a quality sound out at the end of production, you need to put a quality sound in at the beginning.
DI boxes convert both line and instrument inputs into balanced outputs that can be used in any mixer or or device with balanced inputs.
Mixing desks come in Analogue and Digital varieties. Some have built in audio interfaces. Desks combine and route audio signals and mostly contain built-in microphone preamps.
Accessories for field recording equipment.
Hand held field recorders are incredibly useful and versatile units. Whether you want to record aircraft whooshing past for sound FX, or just tape the junior school choir going through it's paces, these nifty little fellas are just the job, and capable of some high quality results. Many have external microphone inputs, with some providing phantom power and the ability to record from both the built in and external mics at the same time to on different channels.
Microphone pre-amplifiers convert the signal from the microphone into a line level signal, SP/DIF digital or USB format. The use of a good preamp with a good condenser or ribbon microphone can produce some very accurate and detailed results.
This Category contains Multitrack digital recorders designed for home and studio use. These units are self contained and work without a computer.