All new for 2020, we have one of our favorite brand in Samson always coming out with at least one new model we love to have in the microphone game. Here we have a USB and dynamic microphone to be readily available for ‘broadcasting’, which can translate into useful for podcasters, streamers, gamers or really any desktop or computer types of recording alike. What’s first important here to note is that it is indeed both USB as well as XLR connective, so you can either do some plug-and-play like many other USB mics out there or use it in a traditional recording sense in a studio and hook it up to your microphone preamps or audio interfaces. Here are some details of the Samson Q9U dynamic microphone.
Once Winter NAMM starts to hit each year, we can’t help but geek out when it comes to being able to explore new products within the world of music equipment, and more specifically for our niche: microphones. Mackie surprised us getting into the mic game when we hit their booth this year for 2020 since we’re so used to their products being predominantly speakers and DJ gear (although they had done so previously with their in-ear monitors and headphones, so we like their confidence when it comes to experimenting with different gear categories). Once we noticed some microphones at hand, we got down to business and tried them out ourselves with the time we had. Here is our write-up and review of the new EM-USB microphone by Mackie, so let’s get into the details and see what they plan on competing with in the upcoming years (especially in such a crowded category when it comes to USB microphones).
Our ears definitely perk up every time we hear the phrase ‘new USB microphone’, and when we were able to check out the Samson G-Track Pro USB at NAMM, we were extremely excited to get our hands busy. There are countless USB microphones in the market right now and that’s only going to increase with time, considering they’re growing in not only popularity but overall quality to help give us versatility in the plug-and-play microphone game. As we can see at first glance, this here G-Track Pro looks suspiciously like a very popular USB mic I’m sure you’re all aware of (the Yeti, if you weren’t). However, there hasn’t really been a direct competitor with not only size but functions, capabilities and of course, price-point. So let’s jump in.
When we went to NAMM this year, we were ecstatic to get into the Samson booth and be met with a brand new wireless mobile phone microphone solution, The Samson Go Mic Mobile. We’ve had a feeling mobile phone microphones were going to become more popular as the years went on (especially with our iOS microphone guide becoming super popular through out the past few years), but a wireless receiver that attaches to your smart device and is compatible with both a traditional handheld mic or lavalier? We had to see what it was all about, especially with that now-popular “Go Mic” name we all know attached to it. Here are our thoughts as well some in-depth information on what you’ll exactly be getting with the Samson Go Mic Mobile.
Coming in hot for this new year, Zoom has an announced a brand new little package of a few of their products, the Zoom F1-LP. Coming with both a very effective field recorder in the F1 and a nice and easy lavalier microphone in the LMF-1, we have a perfect solution if you need some high-end recording for stationary environments, interviews, speeches, presentations, podcasts, sermons, and more. There are of course a lot of lavalier microphones out there in the world, but paired up with a Zoom recorder for a decent price for a nice bundle? Let’s see what exactly the Zoom F1-LP has to offer and if it’s worth the money.