MXL Announces Trio USB Condenser Mic for iPad

2012 NAMM Show: Recording microphone manufacturer MXL has announced the upcoming release of the Trio, the latest in the iPad-compatible USB condenser microphones. The Trio, which also works with PC and Apple computers, is specially designed to also work with both versions of the iPad (1 and 2).

Made with a rugged all metal design, the Trio is designed with the traveling recording artist in mind, as well as podcasters and consumers who want web chat using services like Skype, with high quality voice reproduction.

The Trio allows users to record on-the-go into their iPad using the Camera Connector Kit. A zero latency headphone jack is built into the body of the microphone. The user plugs their headphone directly into the mic to monitor their recording, a feature not all USB mics have.

Features:

  • iPad® compatible
  • PC and Mac® OS compatible
  • Ideal for vocals & podcasts, web & video chats
  • Built-in high fidelity headphone jack

The MXL Trio will be available in late January 2012, with an MSRP of $99.95.

MXL USB.009-24 Condenser Mic

MXL USB.009-24 Condenser MicNAMM Show Update: MXL Microphones introduced a new USB mic – the USB.009-24 cardioid condenser microphone.

The MXL USB.009-24 features 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with up to 96 kHz recording capability. They recommend the mic for home recording, podcasting, as well as adding dialog to business presentations and other multimedia projects. They also recommend the mic for re-recording voice tracks to accompany video shot in the field.

Compatible with both USB 2.0 high speed and USB 1.1 protocols, the MXL USB.009-24 is a plug and play device.

The MXL USB.009-24 ships with a desktop microphone stand, a mounting clip, a flight case, cleaning cloth, one USB cable, an owner’s manual and an applications guide.

The MXL USB.009-24 carries a MAP of $399.95. The product is expected to be available Spring of 2008. Continue reading

MXL Introduces 990 USB Stereo Condenser Microphone

MXL 990 USB MicMXL Microphones has introduced a new USB mic, the

MXL 990 USB Stereo Condenser Microphone.

Description:

With electronics based upon the MXL 990—the world’s best selling studio condenser microphone—the MXL 990 features two gold diaphragm capsules in an X/Y stereo configuration and is designed to deliver rich sound with excellent spatial imaging.

The MXL 990 USB is a Universal Serial Bus instrument that connects directly to a computer without the need for external mic preamps. Featuring support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, the microphone includes gain adjustment settings via a built-in three position attenuation switch.

The microphone is optimized for capturing a wide range of musical performances—both vocal and instrumental—and delivers broad spatial imaging, thanks to its 90-degree X/Y stereo pick-up pattern. The mic e also has a maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level) rating of 137 dB—making it an good choice for capturing loud instruments such as trumpet, saxophone, or electric guitar.

The microphone features twin gold sputtered capsules (20 mm each) and this pressure-gradient stereo condenser microphone features a 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response. The microphone also provides a 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB), making it easy to configure the microphone to virtually any sound source. The digital section of the microphone features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with sampling rates of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Protecting the instrument’s capsule is a heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter, and behind the wire mesh, there is an LED activity light to aid users in properly orienting the microphone toward the sound source.

The MXL 990 ships with a travel case, a mic stand adapter, a shock mount, a 10-foot USB cable, an owner’s manual, and an applications guide.

“For capturing live performances, this microphone is ideal, as its polar pattern enables the microphone to deliver a broad spatial stereo image,” said MXL’s Wayne Freeman. “The ability to actually hear the placement of performers throughout the stereo field is, unquestionably, one of this microphone’s most significant attributes.”

The MXL 990 USB Stereo Condenser Microphone carries an MSRP of $199.95. It is scheduled to ship Q3 of 2007.

MXL Introduces Low-Noise USB Condenser Broadcast Mic

Marshall Electronics has introduced the MXL USB.008, a low noise USB large gold diaphragm cardioid condenser mic for the broadcast industry.

The mic uses low noise electronics and the latest in enhanced digital conversion techniques for pristine audio quality. The mic uses MOGAMI cable for the internal analog wiring to bring out the maximum definition.

The MXL USB.008 ships with a rugged tote bag, a desktop mic stand, mic stand adaptor, a 10-foot USB cable, wind screen, owners manual and an applications guide. The MXL USB.008 carries an MSRP of $199.00 and is now shipping. A stereo version will also be available.

MXL Ships MXL.008 USB Cardioid Condenser Microphone

MXL.008 USB Cardioid Condenser MicrophoneMXL Microphones is shipping the MXL.008 USB / Cardioid Condenser Microphone.

The new MXL.008 features a large diaphragm that delivers a big, rich sound characteristic of studio and broadcast microphones. Unlike most studio condenser microphones, however, the MXL.008 is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) instrument that connects directly to a computer without the need for external mic preamps.

Featuring support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, this easy-to-use microphone includes gain adjustment settings via the built-in three position attenuation switch.

As a plug and play device for both Windows and Macintosh, it requires no special drivers whatsoever. Simply connect the microphone’s USB cable to a computer’s USB port, and installation is quick and effortless. In addition to recording instruments or voice for home recording applications, the new MXL.008 is ideal for podcasting or adding dialog to presentations and other multimedia projects. It is also capable of opening new possibilities for radio and news broadcasters and for location recording.

Unlike electrets or dynamic microphones typically used for computer work, the MXL.008 has an extremely smooth, natural sound typical of what one would hear on a professionally produced CD or radio show. The MXL USB.008 is a professional, large capsule (35 mm) pressure-gradient condenser studio microphone featuring a 20 Hz-20 kHz frequency response, plus a 3-position, switchable attenuation pad with settings for Hi (0 dB), Medium (-5 dB), and Lo (-10 dB), making it easy to configure the microphone to virtually any sound source. The digital section of the microphone features a 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. Protecting the instrument’s capsule is a heavy-duty wire mesh grill with an integrated pop filter.

In addition to the protective grill that guards the microphone’s capsule, the new MXL.008 ships with a travel case, a desktop microphone stand, a 10-foot USB cable, windscreen, an owner’s manual, and an applications guide.

The MXL.008 USB / Cardioid Condenser Microphone carries an MSRP of $199.00 and is available now.

MXL Intros USB Stereo Condenser Mic

MXL Stereo USB MicrophoneWinter NAMM Show: MXL Microphones, the professional audio division of Marshall Electronics, announced the introduction of the MXL USB.007 stereo mic for direct to computer recording on a PC or Mac.

No special software or drivers are needed, just plug in to your portable or desktop computer, set your preferences and enjoy instant studio quality recordings.

The mic uses dual gold diaphragm capsules in a XY pattern together with low noise electronics and the latest in enhanced digital conversion techniques for pristine audio quality.

The new mic opens up new possibilities for direct stereo recording with a standard computer such as live performances in the professional, school and home environment. It’s also a very exciting tool for podcasts, multimedia, news and broadcast applications using portable computers for remote stereo recording of concerts, lectures, or even documenting outdoor sounds in stereo for film and TV backgrounds.

The MXL USB.007 ships with a carry bag, a desktop mic stand, mic stand adaptor, a 10-foot USB cable, wind screen, owners manual and an applications guide.

The MXL USB.007 carries an MSRP of $ 199.00.

MXL Intros Two-Capsule Mic

MXL v67iMXL Microphones has announced the introduction of the V67i Dual Capsule Microphone.

Designed to provide a versatile instrument capable of addressing a wide range of studio applications, the new V67i is like having two mics in one, according to MXL, with the front side having a warm, lush sound, and the microphone’s back side simulating some of the brighter sounding vintage capsules characteristic of early 60s tube mics.

“As a line extension to our highly successful MXL V67g, the new MXL V67i leverages the latest microphone engineering technologies, and with its dual capsule design, is an incredibly versatile instrument capable of being used in a wide range of recording scenarios,” comments Wayne Freeman, MXL’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

Incorporating dual, large 1-inch gold sputtered capsules, the V67i’s front capsule is the same 6-micron capsule used in MXL’s popular V67g cardiod condenser microphone, while the back capsule employs a proprietary material that simulates some of the bright sounding vintage capsules of early 60s-era tube microphones. A red LED on both sides of the microphone (behind the grille) indicates which side is currently active and is useful in low light conditions. A Warm/Bright switch resides on the microphone’s front. Continue reading

MXL Intros Model 604 Microphone

MXL Microphone 604MXL has introduced the new MXL 604 Dual Capsule Instrument Miking System. Building upon its predecessor, the MXL 603, the new MXL 604 delivers a wide dynamic range making this new microphone suitable for the most demanding instrument miking applications according to the company.

A cardioid condenser pressure gradient microphone with an interchangeable omni-directional capsule, the MXL 604 features a -10 dB attenuation switch that enables the microphone to better handle high sound pressure levels, along with selectable low frequency roll-off capability to compensate for proximity effect or to eliminate wind noise during outdoor recording. This combination of features makes the microphone the perfect choice for recording acoustic guitar, as well as ambient and overhead drum miking. Continue reading