A box of tricks

Firstly, something a little serious. The sporting world are taking a stand against online abuse and the failure of social media platforms to act. Internet trolls are able to comment anonymously which has lead to some shocking abuse that has included unacceptable racial abuse. To pressure companies to act there will be a social media......

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Larger than Life

Welcome everyone to another look into the dusty cupboard of Astra Sound’s mics! This week we have dug out the Audio-Technica 4033. The Audio-technica 4033 is a large diaphragm condenser with a cardioid response pattern. Many large diaphragm condensers feature switchable pattens but cardioids are used most frequently in live sound. Unlike every other mic......

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Eggcellent mics

Hello and welcome to our weekly microphone posts. Astra hopes you all had a great Easter but now its time to get back to work. This week, inspired by all things egg related, we are going to focus on a couple of egg shaped mics! The EV N/D308 and N/D408. The N/D308 is another microphone......

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