Consolation’s podcast has now been spinning for a couple of years, and it has been tried with one other Michel and headset.
But nothing has even got close to Logitech’s novelties that seem like a massive leap closer to professional production.
The best of the Golden Cucumber
The general and often completely correct saying is that the best tool for content production is the one you already have.
Whether it’s a cellphone shooting or a gameplay for podcasting.
Most importantly, the content plays.
But sometimes there are technically great improvements that, after trying it, it is impossible to go back to what you used before.
Logitech’s Blue Son microphone is one of these moments.
Designed for game streaming and content production, a dynamic active XLR transmission microphone is the best thing you can get if your hobby is changing to a slightly more serious direction.
For those who just want a simple plug-and-play solution for random recording, it is harder to recommend.
Blue Son’s XRL interface requires a separate sound card (Focus rite Scarlett 2i2 was tested) and some fine-tuning before getting started, but the end result is worth the effort.
The sound world recorded by Blue Son is rich and detailed.
On the first recording, its accuracy was so accurate that even my poorly sounded home office sounded better in an instant.
The dynamic dual membrane capsule of the microphone is stunningly insulating the sound.
In a few recordings, I have had to use Mickey very close to my desktop, whose fans are comparable to medium Harrier fighter or PlayStation 4 Pro.
Nonetheless, the humming of the forefront itself does not stand out at all.
Logitech has also invested in appearance, which in itself would not seem important when it comes to microphone.
But Blue Son’s place is in the limelight and is designed as part of the visual look of the streamers.
Thus, each area, from a metal stand to a single-sided attachment, is beautiful to watch throughout.
Mike can also be caught on a separate Blue branded microphone stand, but unfortunately this could not be tested.
In theory, however, the device does not need to be secured with a separate cradle or insulation, as Blue Son has an internal impact bracket that minimizes vibration sounds.
What comes up if there are cats in the house, for example, with a minimal understanding and appreciation for any kind of space.
Light to the people
A liter of Beam, a LED streaming lamp, was also tested.
Like Blue Son, a liter Beam settles in the very middle of the amateur and professional equipment, which has been unfortunately poor to offer so far.
A competitively priced luminaire (€139 at the time of writing), despite the small size and a gentle stand, is a surprisingly valid addition to the needs of a small studio.
It is an excellent update for a liter Glow streaming lamp last summer, which is also almost a must-have for an ordinary home office.
Best of all, a liter Beam works with a USB-C-USB-A-cable, which makes it easy to attach it to almost any device.
Even Logitech’s own software does not need to be downloaded if the basic settings of the device are sufficient for your own use.
As a result, a liter of Beam is a dream like a dream-it is an accessory that works immediately and without extra adjustment.
In a fast-paced duo, such is an immeasurably valuable addition.
During the testing, the little one went from home studio to field recordings, filming in public spaces, and helped in a tight spot as a side light when the main lamp turned out to be too weak.
Each of the situations was unique in a way, and a liter of Beam is not really meant for such widespread use, but despite this, I was surprised and delighted to find that it was accomplished by all the tops.
At its best, however, a liter of Beam is at home, where its 400 lumen luminous flux is optimized for streaming.
With the brightest setting, the intensive light line is a bit too strong for your own taste, but fortunately the device allows you to fine-tune the strength by pressing the button or through Logitech G HUB software.
The latter provides more versatile settings, such as color temperature and keyboard adjustments, but they are not necessary if the purpose is just to get a little extra light in addition to the monitor’s shine.
indie production beads
One of the most defiant moments in starting content production-in addition to the content itself, of course-is the choice of equipment and installing it.
Nowadays, it is easy to blindly blind the idea that everything must be the most expensive and complex right from the start.
Of course, this is not the case.
Personally, I started recording with iPhone Mid, then with a small game microphone and finally a Blue Yeti microphone purchased from Outlet.
There was no information on the extra lights.
When it came to testing Blue Son, I wondered for a long time if it would be enough to use it enough to get the external sound card needed for the review.
I’m glad I decided to take the risk.
The original investment is significant, but the combined effect of the equipment on its own production process has been significant.
I find myself significantly less stressful to start recording.
Post-production is easier because the sound quality is already excellent when recording.
I’m not a sound design professional, which is why the ease of use of Logitech’s G Hub software and the minimalist design of Blue Son are perfect for me.
I can only focus on what is essential to my work.
The same goes for the benefits of Beam.
I do not describe myself for streaming, and I don’t really enjoy the camera in front of the camera.
But I interview the authors around the world several times a month, and most of them in interviews are done online.
The extra light has brought a significant addition to the professional level of professional level to these situations.
If you have already recorded videos and gaming material for a while, or the current studio requires an update, Logitech’s new things are easy to recommend.
They combine the requirements of versatile professional equipment and the pricing of the basic user.
They understand the ultimate purpose of why it is worth investing in this.
When everything works without problems and the quality is technically impeccable, the author can only focus on the content itself.
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