Side by Side
Radio magazine looks at several products of a cetain type and feature set and compares them side by side.
Video for radio may not seem like an obvious connection, but video is ideal for a station's website and social media efforts.
Since the first on-air phone systems were introduced, the technology has advanced to provide exceptional quality from analog phone services. We look at five available systems.
Looking for a medium-power power amplifier? Here are some options that might fit your studio.
While sports may be the primary use for headset mics, they offer features that are suitable to other live broadcast uses.
The on-board sound card can be used to get audio in and out of a computer, but these external interfaces provide better audio specs and more flexible options.
The most personal pieces of equipment in a studio are the announcer's or producer's headphones. Here are several models any announcer should be able to afford.
Six stand-alone mic processors are examined side by side.
The current wave of processors has also overcome the problem of achieving loudness at the cost of losing quality. Advances in limiting and compression techniques allow some of the musicality to be preserved.
There are lots of applications for a small-format mixer. We compare specs on five models that can be rack- or turret-mounted.
There are several popular, and somewhat standard, audio editing programs available. But if the resources and budget are limited, there are some options.
When you want to connect your favorite handheld mic to your smartphone, what do you do? Here are some adapters and a way to make your own.
When you need a mic in the air studio, it's easy to reach for your old favorite. But there are other choices, including condenser mics.
With so many smartphones in use, why not take advantage of the available resource to send high-quality audio back to the studio? Here are some apps that let you do that.
In smaller spaces, nearfield monitors are ideal. We compare five common powered models.
There are lots of portable recorders available. We picked five that have XLR inputs or a very high high-quality mic.
When the show goes outside the studio, there's almost always a need for some kind of sound reinforcement.
Radio remote equipment has moved forward with the times and embraced IP connectivity.
We look at four true online UPS systems to compare features and specs.
Look at a typical radio remote and you'll see a few regular mic choices, but there are other options available.
For portable use, a peripheral device is the simplest way to enhance a computer's audio I/O while still keeping the setup compact.
The latest breed of cable testers can quickly diagnose wiring errors, and some models have added unique connectors beyond XLR and TRS as well, such as RJ-11, RJ-45 and USB.
The human voice is capable of a wide dynamic range, which is why it makes sense to run a station's mics through a mic processor.
We look at several compact, portable mixers that might work well for your remote broadcast setup.
If the studio doesn't sound good, the on-air product won't sound good either. Here are some products to control the acoustics.
While newer technology for telephony exists, the POTS line is still in common use. We picked four popular single-line telephone hybrids to compare.