The MXL AC is perfect for any web conferencing setting; using additional ACEXT gooseneck extension mics gives each individual the clarity and sound quality of a personal microphone. With no mixers, preamps, or special studio gear required, the MXL USB condenser microphone is a plug and play solution for desktop recording. I had one of each to play with. The AC USB dramatically improves voice quality and delivers outstanding sound quality even in noisy environments. It has to be sensitive enough to tell me where the hotspots are and accurate enough to capture them. On vocals Generally speaking, I particularly liked the sound of the when combined with a tube preamp.

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Therein lies the secret of this mic—choosing the appropriate sound source.

On vocals it provided depth without sounding boxy or harsh and the high-frequency presence bump starting at 5kHz and peaking at 14kHz was good for bringing out detail. Generally speaking, I particularly liked the sound of the when combined with a tube preamp.

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I give it a thumbs-up for recording steel-string, fingerstyle acoustic guitar. The nice thing about using an XY mic is you only need to place one mic over the kit.

Keep in mind that I have a soft, clear voice, so I need all the presence and extra push I can get. Not so with the Preap designs and engineers recording tools, signal processors and music accessories for consumers, musicians, hobbyists and audio professionals. Preanp believe the MXL to be just such a mic. MXL professional video products for broadcast, multimedia, video, film, and news professionals worldwide.

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I would shoot for something like an SM58 if you just want something for vocals, or if you want this body style for live use, check out a dynamic mic instead, like the Shure SS55 my buddy has one and loves it or the Heil Sound PR40 has pretty good reviews where I’ve looked.

My Mac recognized it immediately, and on a PC, the setup wizard walks you through it without issue. MM Series microphones preeamp designed to enchance audio quality to mobile video recordings.

MXL conference microphones are also perfect for any meeting room or web chat service that places voice calls over the internet VoIP. With no mixers, preamps, or special studio gear required, the MXL USB condenser microphone is a plug and play solution for desktop recording.

MXL Condenser Microphones. One of our most popular USB microphones, the Studio 1 Red Dot provides warm, studio-quality sound for vocal and instruments, podcasting, voice-overs and mobile recording. I found that it allowed my vocals to come forward in the mix without having to EQ highs always a plus. The advantages of this design are lower self-noise and expanded dynamic range. MXL microphones can be used on stage live in concert or in a garage, home studio or rehearsal peamp.

I also got good results using it for drum overheads. They have the capsule with the smiley face EQ curve that sounds great on its own but dies in a mix, or they sound like expensive German mics until the singer belts, then they break up and distort. Attack of the pod.

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Marshalling our forces Let me state first that this mic is indeed quiet, and that I do like the sound of it. The AC USB dramatically improves voice quality and delivers outstanding sound quality even in noisy environments.

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The MXL AC is perfect for any web conferencing setting; using additional ACEXT gooseneck extension mics gives each individual the clarity and sound quality of a personal microphone. The MXL ACEXTan extension microphone to the Desktop Communicator, is perfect for any web conferencing setting allowing individuals to have the clarity and sound quality of a personal microphone.

Video products for post production, signal conversion, multicast to broadcast conversion, signal processing, digital video production and more. The important thing is the sound. Let me state first that this mic is indeed quiet, and that I do like the sound of it. I would definitely use this mic to record rock or blues piano, where attack information and the ability to cut through a mix are essential.

Starting with the construction, build quality is excellent and the mic has a solid and substantial feel. For those who wish to play about in GarageBand or a similar PC-based program, you should have no problem getting a very decent sound for voice or acoustic instruments, provided you keep the mic pretty close to the source.

It depends entirely on the sound source. Raise the bar and lower the price—now try to sing in that position—MXL can!