All-in-one recording microphone continues the concepts of the HHB FlashMic... Read more
IBC 2009, HHB Stand 8.E54: The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics took place in Berlin in August and saw competitors from the home nation enjoying particular success. As a consequence, sports journalists from the local Berlin radio station ‘105.5 SPREERADIO’ were particularly busy recording interviews with winning athletes at the Champions Club, a venue in which competitors came together with representatives of top German and international sports, along with sponsors and guests from the fields of business, politics and the media.... Read more
With Red Nose Day just over a week away, HHB reports that the Comic Relief media team is using FlashMic Digital Recording Microphones to gather interviews from participating celebrities, members of the public, and from those whose lives are transformed by the work of Comic Relief.... Read more
For three months this summer, Icelandic journalist Guòmundur Gunnarsson interviewed more than 300 of his fellow countryman with a FlashMic for his radio program ‘Flækingur’.... Read more
HHB has shipped its 10,000th FlashMic. First launched at IBC three years ago, the innovative Digital Recording Microphone quickly caught the imagination of major broadcasters and news organisations around the world and is now the interview recorder of choice for journalists working in all areas of the media.... Read more
In an unsurpassed demonstration of its sound quality and ease of use, the HHB FlashMic has been used to compile an urban London soundtrack for an arts project executed by members of the public.... Read more
The Mark Twain Elementary School in Wheeling, Ohio is using the FlashMic to record lessons and projects for uploading to the Internet... Read more
Actor Jamie Foxx surprised everyone when he pulled out his FlashMic on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show and proceeded to tell the audience all about it.... Read more
The prestigious Syngenta ABSW Science Writers’ Awards took place at The Royal Society in London and saw New Voice category winner Anna Lacey delighted to receive her prize of a FlashMic Digital Recording Microphone from Mohit Bakaya, Commissioning Editor, BBC Radio 4.... Read more
Classic FM Magazine journalist Sarah Kirkup used the FlashMic to capture interviews with the stars of the classical music world at the Classical Brit Awards.... Read more
Building on a successful project at NAB earlier this year, UK-based media production company Eye-i is again using the FlashMic Digital Recording Microphone from HHB Communications to record podcasts at IBC.... Read more
Writer and director Scott Evans packed his HHB FlashMic when heading for The Shoot Out Boulder 24-Hour Filmmaking Festival, which pits participants against the clock to create a film, from story conception to final Foley, within 24 hours.... Read more
Partners Colin Birch and Chas Rowden are using HHB’s innovative ‘all in one’ portable recording solution in formal interviewing applications, and to capture sound bites and vox pops around the show.
“Sound quality and convenience set the FlashMic apart,” reports Rowden. “We are able to achieve very high quality results using the FlashMic’s automatic gain control and with no cables to worry about, you can be completely spontaneous. Also, the accessories are great – with the windshield and desk stand, you’re equipped to interview in almost any environment.”
Chas is equally enthusiastic about the FlashMic in post-production. “Locating recordings and transferring files to a laptop is very straightforward, enabling us to edit and finish pieces quickly in the field.”
Eye-i is a complete media production company handling everything from scripting and interviewing, through to editing and delivery, with an emphasis on sound quality. Clients in the broadcast technology sector include IBC, Harris and Calrec.
Combining a high-quality, Sennheiser omni-directional condenser capsule with an inbuilt, broadcast-quality Flash recorder, the HHB FlashMic is a convenient, easy to operate and durable recorder that's perfect for press and broadcast journalism, or any other voice recording application. Recording starts with the simple press of a button and USB connection allows 'drag and drop' file transfer at up to 70 times faster than real time to a Mac or PC, for editing or onward transmission. Powered by two AA batteries that provide more than eight hours continuous power, the FlashMic has a 0 - 10 seconds pre-record buffer and 1GB of flash memory for a maximum recording time in excess of 18 hours. Other features include an LCD display with backlight for time, level and status information and a headphone amplifier with volume control. The included FlashMic Manager software supplements the FlashMic's 'straight out of the box' operation with more sophisticated pre-configuration and file naming protocols.