These new mics from Audio Technica change the rules and open new opportunities
In part 1 (1st handheld dynamic microphones with hybrid XLR/USB/iPad connectivity from Audio Technica), I covered background information, including the benefits & limitations of previous USB mics, and the need for hybrid models. I also defined “zero latency monitoring” and made some initial comparative performance tests via the analog XLR output against our reference mic (Heil PR–40) and the classic Shure SM58, and was quite impressed. Now in part 2, we go further and test the digital USB output, and even include some tests from two professional voice talent who are already using one with excellent results. As promised, we’ll cover how to switch them via software between 44.1 and 48 kHz when using the digital USB output.