Opinions

25 Mar 19
Kent Cockson

We, the people, want to know every word, every detail in the just completed federal investigation report on the absence of collusion involving President Donald Trump in the 2016 election. Special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr owe us that much. We, the people, are entitled to know the full story. That is […]

25 Mar 19
MattsMuses

“It’s amazing how time can flash before your eyes.  When I first came to this school, I didn’t know what to expect.  All I heard about was the reputation and that didn’t sound too promising.  Times have changed though.  The teachers were great, and I made a lot of friends.  There was a lot of […]

25 Mar 19
Madelon's blogs

A rather unpopular, euro-sceptic and maybe also a right-winged opinion, the European Union should abolish the euro.By Madelon Partouns | 25/3/2019, 22:48 PM CET Euro crashing down | WordPress https://urpe.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/new-working-paper-explaining-the-euro-crisis-current-account-imbalances-credit-booms-and-economic-policy-in-different-economic-paradigms/ A monetary unit was supposed to lead to greater welfare, as well as renewed commitment to European integration and a bonding union. It has done […]

25 Mar 19
TaganiAdmir152

Lessing shows the value of groups. We all live our live in groups, our family, work groups, whatever the case is. The article stated that people tend to not want to be by themselves sometimes. People are so used to being around others because that is just a norm for us and that is how […]

25 Mar 19
talkistania

Jacinda Ardern chose to wear a scarf in solidarity with the Muslim citizens of her country whose congregation had been terrorized and massacred in their place of worship on their holy day. This act of terrorism didn’t just happen at the spur of the moment. It obviously had a backstory to it, one of hatred […]

25 Mar 19
MRV

I leave my luggage packed, I have breakfast and ask for a taxi to the airport. I find it hard to believe that I will be able to do the trip back to the airport in time, so I don’t risk it. After a short flight to Hanoi, the second biggest city in Vietnam at the north […]

25 Mar 19
Laura Flores

Detroit Orthopedic Surgeons Tips on how to locate the Best Detroit Orthopedic Surgeon Essentially, orthopedic surgery is a specialized practice area of medicine that focuses on repairing the musculoskeletal system of the human body. There are multiple avenues to take to review surgeons in this practice area. In fact, online ratings, referrals, and reputations can […]

25 Mar 19

I have said it before and I will say it again, Melody Carlson is one of my favorite authors! Any book I see with her name on it I HAVE to read! This book was a fun read and a bit different as the main characters are in their 50’s. George Emerson has reached his […]

25 Mar 19
9to5Toys
Today, HyperX released the brand new QuadCast microphone aimed at streamers.  For $139.99, the QuadCast is a shock-mounted USB condenser microphone full of features that will appeal to streamers as well. Head below for our full video review. HyperX is a growing brand with some heavy hitting offerings in the gaming industry. Their headphones are very popular, with good reason. The QuadCast is aimed directly at the growing streaming/podcast community. Coming in at $139.99, this condenser microphone offers four polar patterns, 20Hz -20kHz frequency response, adjustable gain on the microphone, a built in pop filter and a 3.5mm jack for direct monitoring and output. QuadCast: Inside the Box Inside the box, we see some HyperX literature, a quick start guide, a three meter USB cable and an adapter to mount the microphone on a mic stand or boom arm. The base feels very solid with good weight and the rest of the microphone feels durable and well constructed. Design of the QuadCast could be more subtle without the red shock webbing and glowing pop filter, but I think it works for its intended audience. When plugged in and live, there is an LED light illuminating the red foam pop filter around the microphone. When muted by pressing the tap to mute area on top, the LED light turns off. On the back of the microphone is the four-way selector for the polarity pattern, and the USB and 3.5mm jacks. QuadCast: Video QuadCast: Mic Check 1, 2 The QuadCast is meant to work with PC, Mac and PS4 Pro. I tested it on my PC and it was very simple to get up and running. I just plugged it in and my computer instantly recognized it as the QuadCast. The 3.5mm jack on the back lets you plug headphones into the back of the mic for direct monitoring as well as audio output. QuadCast: Gain control The gain control dial on the bottom of the microphone is a nice touch and is easy to operate – maybe too easy. I would like to see a little more resistance to the adjustment. You could easily bump the gain when adjusting the mic because it is such a large dial and moves very easily. The dial also adjusts far beyond the labeling, leaving those ranges kind of ambiguous with no reliable gauge. QuadCast: Tap to Mute Tap to mute on the QuadCast is handy, and extremely easy to activate. The LED lighting on the interior of the microphone lets you know when you’re live or muted. It also looks sharp. While playing with some friends and chatting over Discord, they did report a popping noise when toggling the tap to mute. If you touch it very lightly you can minimize the pop, but with any reasonable force there is an audible noise. Check out the video above for an example of how that sounds. QuadCast: Polar patterns To make the microphone even more versatile, the QuadCast has 4 selectable polar patterns – Omni, cardioid stereo and bidirectional. This lends itself to different types of content. Whether you’re a streamer speaking only from one direction or hosting a podcast with a few people around a single microphone, having different patterns to choose from is a nice feature. QuadCast: Audio Quality Overall, I was very pleased with the audio quality. It sounded neutral when recorded into Audition and by adding some compression and a bit of EQ, I was easily able to get my voice over for the video where I wanted it. Check out the video for an example of audio without effects vs. with effects. Hyperx X claims 20hz -20khz frequency response on the QuadCast and it looked like that was pretty accurate inside of Audition. QuadCast: Streamers rejoice HyperX is really growing as a gaming brand with a number of great options. Their headphones are very popular with good reason, and I think this microphone is a great option as well. For $139 it has some great features and sounds really good in my opinion. The solid design lends itself to be appealing for streamers as well. It looks good and is easy to use. There are many other options out there for USB microphones, like the Blue Yeti, but the QuadCast offers great audio quality and an impressive list of features for the price. For more essential audio gear, check out list of podcast gear from earlier this year.
25 Mar 19
Tour-ettes

The sound of the crew dragging the tables around in the buffet restaurant above the cabin woke me at 06:20. I didn’t feel particularly refreshed as I think that I had had a fairly restless night. I was missing my super king bed and memory foam mattress, sleeping in a single bed is alien to […]

25 Mar 19
To Beer or not to Be

Castle Lite – Extra Cold, Extra Ordinary In an overly saturated market such as the beer market, it is important to position and differentiate your beer brand in a way that will stand out and be the most appealing brand to consumers. If this is not the case, and all brands had a similar offering […]

25 Mar 19
HS Insider

Seniors have worked very hard to get to the point they are at right now, and with prom, portfolio defense, and graduation right around the corner, their level of stress is increasing. “The main thing that stresses me out are my grades and the senior portfolio because they have the power to stop me from […]

25 Mar 19
Gendering Metal

I love moshing (for all you non-metal lovers, think of it as an intense group dance of jumping and free movement in a tightly packed circle). I love the absolute freedom, the feeling of independence– but, at the same time, unity. A mosh pit is strength and reliance, chaos and expectancy, danger and relief. To […]

25 Mar 19
Everyday Anna

My semester in London is absolutely flying by, and I wanted to give you an update. I will be sharing my most honest opinions about my transition from the US to the UK.

25 Mar 19
Tour-ettes

I first woke at 2am this morning as the motion of the ship was more noticeable than it had been. I could feel the sway of the ship and wasn’t sure I liked it if I am honest, not scared just unsure of the feeling and knowing that if it did get a bit much […]

25 Mar 19
CamZhu

Britain is soon to leave the EU Britain is set to come crashing out of the European Union (EU) in a matter of days or weeks. A friend asked me at the weekend what my opinion on Brexit was and I had to admit I didn’t have a clear answer. Other friends had joined the […]