Sandberg enters the microphone market. First up is a Studio Pro desktop microphone, to which a pop filter can be added.
Graphics on the social media are coming to life. Status updates are accompanied more and more often by videos with sound and vision, rather than photos with text. The number of YouTube users is booming. Streamers and vloggers are competing for the maximum number of views. Smartphones with quality cameras make video recording easy. Online computer gaming is becoming more and more popular, involving devising strategies with co-players and being able to shout at opponents. Top gamers share and comment on their games via YouTube and Twitch and have millions of viewers.
This is a multimedia explosion – no less.
But quality video recording is not enough. The sound recording has to be just as good to get a message across.
Martin Hollerup, Managing Director at Sandberg A/S, says: This is not just a wave – it’s a tsunami of live images. We want to help audio keep up, as it is so frustrating to listen to speech recorded on a mobile’s mike for a quality video. Even if you make a great video, the whole thing can be ruined by a lousy soundtrack.”
The new Sandberg EsportsEquipment microphone supports studio-quality audio. The price is significantly lower than microphones in this class to date. Quality is high in terms of performance and construction, but at reasonable prices.
A weighty metal foot is included, and the microphone connects via USB. Mute function, two-colour ON-AIR LED indicator, and a jack for direct connection of a headset for real-time monitoring are all included. The mike is finished in elegant materials.
Optional accessories for the include a pop filter, able to filter out abnormal noise and sounds.
Read our review of the microphone with pop filter here