November 13, 2012

Zoom Q2HD Review

Coming off its predecessor the Zoom Q3HD, Samson Technologies (the company that owns Zoom) has released another portable audio/video recorder with the Zoom Q2HD. Zoom has kept much of the same functionality from the Q3HD intact but has also added some new and useful features that a lot of Q3HD users felt were missing. For an overview of the features on the Q3HD that are also available on the Q2HD, check our our review of the Zoom Q3HD. So what’s new on the Q3HD?

Mid-Side Recording

Zoom introduced the mid side recording feature on their portable digital audio recorder the Zoom H2n. Be sure to check out our review of the Zoom H2n if you want to know more. For those of you not familiar with mid side recording this is a recording technique that is especially useful for film and broadcast media where recording ambient noise …


September 2, 2011

Samson CT20 Tuner Review

There are a lot of guitar tuners out there. Everything from rack mounted tuners, stage mounted tuners, and advanced chromatic tuners all meant to keep you guitar at the perfect pitch. Most of these are advanced tuners with a large price tag. Luckily for those of us beginner guitar players on a budget, we have the Samson CT20 guitar tuner.

Samson CT20 Clip-On Tuner Features:

  • Full color LCD display
  • Integrated clip with 360° movement for easy viewing
  • Chromatic, guitar and bass tuning scales
  • Built-in mic or clip-on setting for precise tuning
  • Flat tuning/transposition
  • Real-time response for tuning accuracy
  • Pitch calibration rages from A 410 to 490Hz
  • Powered by a single CR2032 battery (included)
  • Auto power-off and energy-saving functions for maximum battery life

While this tuner may not be as accurate as some of the more advanced tuners mentioned above, it is certainly sleek in design and full of features for …


August 19, 2011

Zoom H2N: The Future of Portable Recorders

Samson, the company that makes Zoom recorders, sent me a prototype of their new portable digital recorder the H2n. I originally wrote a blog detailing my initial impressions of the recorder before I was able to get my hands on it. Now that I have had the chance to play around with it, I must say that I am quite impressed with their new recorder.

Thoughts Post Demo

I wrote a blog on the H2n before I got my hands on it and I had some things that I thought were lacking. For instance I did not like how there was no XLR, 1/4 inch combination input like on the H4n. My doubts were quickly erased when I used the on board mics and played around with the menu functions. The mics are great and implementing an external input would have made the recorder larger and less portable.

In addition …


February 23, 2011

Samson Meteor Mic First Look

We were lucky enough to receive the Samson Meteor Mic in today and Taylor jumped on the opportunity to try it out. The tentative release date for this mic is April 15th, so there is plenty of time for you to drool over how awesome it looks. Check out his video above and be sure to leave us a comment below.

Here’s what the box says:

Meteor Mic is the universal solution for recording music on your Mac or PC. Also ideal for Skype, iChat or voice recognition, Meteor Mic’s integral stand adjusts for any application. With Meteor Mic you can make incredible recordings that are out of this world.

  • Large (25mm) diaphragm condenser for rich audio recording
  • CD quality, 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz resolution
  • Patent pending fold-back leg design
  • Stereo 1/8-inch headphone jack for no latency monitoring
  • Headphone volume control with microphone mute switch
  • Includes USB cable and carry pouch

Thanks …

DJ Scott Mad Flip

DJ Scott Mad Flip
February 14, 2011

Samson Airline Micro Wireless Earset Mic

I remember always wanting a headset mic. I wanted to be on stage with Janet Jackson matching her every move and then dropping a silky rhyme in between her bridge and chorus. That never happened obviously, but I still have the desire to bust out a verse in the living room during family time karaoke. Now I can do so unimpeded by wires or a bulky headset microphone with the new Samson Airline Micro. This is a mic that has the transmitter and rechargeable lithium ion built into a compact, lightweight headset mic that wraps comfortably around the ear. It’s also water resistant so you don’t have to sweat the sweat. We have provided many an aerobics instructor with it’s older sibling the Airline 77 Vocal Headset and for $50 less you can have the new hotness here. I’ve decided I’m going to wear mine at all of my …