Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for Apple Devices: $149

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on the Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone, a high-quality condenser mic for iOS and iPadOS devices. It’s MFi-certified, features 5 DSP preset modes (Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, Loud), matched cardioid and bi-directional 0.4″ (1cm) cartridges, and other high-end features. It’s $149 through our deal.

Logitech Buying Popular Microphone Maker Blue

· Jeff Gamet · News

Logitech buying microphone and audio gear maker Blue

Logitech is expanding its foothold in the audio market again by purchasing microphone and audio gear maker Blue in a US$117 million deal.

Blue Microphones Launches Compass, a Boom Arm Big Enough Even for a Yeti

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Blue Microphones announced Compass, a microphone boom arm that’s big enough that it can even support a Yeti, as shown in the pic. Made from extruded aluminum, Compass features a desk clamp for mounting, and the arms have both internal springs and built-in cable management. With the right mount or shockmount, Compass supports mics that weigh up to 2.4 pounds, including the above-mentioned Yeti, as well as Blue’s Blackout Spark SL. It will, of course, support other mics, including podcasting favs Heil PR 30 and PR 40, as well as the Rode Podcaster, all three of which weigh less than 2.4 pounds. Blue’s Compass boom arm is priced at $99.99, and it’s available now. There’s also a Yeticaster Bundle, which includes Blue’s Yeti, the new Radius III shockmount for Yeti, and Compass, for $199.99.

Blue Microphones Launches Compass, a Boom Arm Big Enough Even for a Yeti

iOS Beta Shows HomePod Mics can be Disabled

· Jeff Gamet · News

HomePod scenes with muted microphones

iOS 11.2.5 Developer Beta includes settings for disabling Siri in the streaming home speaker so its built-in microphones won’t eavesdrop on what you say.