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MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone  

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The MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone gives you topnotch condenser sound without the high-end price tag. Part of MXL's 900 Series mics, a...Read More

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Affordable pressure gradient condenser mic with cardioid polar pattern and large dynamic range.

The MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone gives you topnotch condenser sound without the high-end price tag. Part of MXL's 900 Series mics, affordable mics ideal for home studios, the side-address 910 is a medium diaphragm condenser mic versatile enough to handle guitars, drums, and even vocals thanks to its cardioid polar pattern, and gold-sputtered, six micron diaphragm. The 910 boasts a generous 30Hz - 20kHz frequency range which is remarkably smooth and consistent between 50Hz through 1kHz, with a slight rise between the two, and a presence peak between 5K and 10K with a drop-off after 10K.

FEATURES
  • Medium-diaphragm condenser mic
  • Large dynamic range
  • Low-noise circuitry
  • Cardioid response pattern
  • Great for guitars, drums, and more
  • Includes pouch and clip

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SPECIFICATIONS

910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Pressure-gradient condenser mic
  • Diaphragm: Gold-sputtered, 6 micron diaphragm
  • Frequency range: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Capsule Size: 22mm/1.26"
  • Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Equivalent noise level: 20 dBA (A-weighted IEC 651)
  • Power requirements: 48V phantom power (±4V)
  • Weight: .75 lb./340g
  • Size: 47mm x 168mm/1.85" x 6.60"
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MXL910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (58)
  • Easy to use (43)
  • Versatile (28)
  • Durable (18)
  • Lightweight (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (45)
    • Amateur recording (35)
    • Performances (21)
    • Professional recording (21)
    • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (42), Professional musician (18), Novice (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Late night review

    Alright, a lot of folk have wondered whether this was a good mic or not. After all, it was on the Stupid Deal of The Day and also a Black Friday special right...Read complete review

    Alright, a lot of folk have wondered whether this was a good mic or not. After all, it was on the Stupid Deal of The Day and also a Black Friday special right after that. Lots of people got their order in and are biting their fingernails hoping they snagged a good mic for the price.

    I got mine in the mail and immediately set it up to A/B against my Audio Technica AT-3035 - my reliable 'old faithful' stand by for vocals and instruments. I placed both mics exactly the same height right up against each other and belted out a few notes. I then did the same with a Martin X-series Acoustic guitar; and they were also placed about 6 feet from a live drum set in a very live room. Here's what I found :

    On vocals, the MXL passed with flying colors. Could not believe I had to listen again and again to figure out which mic I liked better. After all - this AT3035 was my go-to mic for several acts and sounded great on male and female throats alike. Differences? The MXL was fuller in the bottom end (160-250hz), and silkier overall. Not super silky - remember, we're talking budget mics - but the A/T was slightly grainy in comparison. More headroom as well. Definitely a winner.

    On the Martin 000 the MXL was woodier and more intimate sounding. Less string articulation, more resonance. Softer. The AT3035 on the other hand had more definition in the strings, a bit more bite, and less resonance. I can't decide which I like better because both capture elements of the guitar's true character. As a test I panned both left and right and it sounded like the guitar does in real life. Ha! It's a good thing I own both now!

    On drum overheads AT3035 won hands down. This MXL is NOT an overhead mic. Snare and toms on the Pearl BRX sounded mid-rangey and nasty. The A/T captured the kit as it really SHOULD sound - punchy and bright.

    I have not tried this mic on guitar amps so I cannot comment. Bottom line - if you can snag this mic on sale you will be glad you did. After a first bad experience with MXL when the 1st batch of 990s came out 8 years ago, I was tained for life, or so I thought. This mic changed my mind. Recommended if you can get it on a special.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Ok for the price

    Just looking to add another mic to the studio and picked it up like everyone else on the stupid deal. So its ok for the price. Its a little thin on the vocal...Read complete review

    Just looking to add another mic to the studio and picked it up like everyone else on the stupid deal. So its ok for the price. Its a little thin on the vocal side. I ran through a pre amp and eq'd for additional low end. Again it was ok but I wouldn't be using for a pro recording or anything. I did use it with an acoustic guitar that was running DI and then place this as a second source mid neck. It captured pretty well.

    I also used it in the corner of the room while recording vocal and acoustic using other sources...just playing around and found it picked up a cool vibe. So for the price you can find something to do with it. But its not going to sound like a top shelf vocal mic.

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    4.0

    Good Piano Mic

    By MixerMichael

    from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Good Color

    Cons

    • Hard To Mount

    Best Uses

    • Live Piano

    Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

    I've used this a couple times on a grand piani, in a live performance. The mic is very hot, so not much gain needs to be added. Unlike most mics, I didn't have to add any EQ, as it sounded like a piano without any additional work. I'm quite pleased with it.

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    5.0

    Sing !! Sing !! Sing !!

    By Chicken Picker

    from Foley, Alabama

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Absolutly None

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Church choir
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

    All you could want in a condenser microphone. Clear, responsive, great tone, easy to set-up.

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    5.0

    Not What I Expected

    By Docbanjo

    from Sunny South

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

      Excellent mic for twice the price...Rolls out smooth mellow vocals in small club acoustic setting. Very surprised at the clarity and reproduction...I've also used it for vocal recording....well worth the $$$

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      4.0

      Decent condenser mic

      By Biker Bob

      from Little Rock, AR.

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile
      • Very sensitive

      Cons

      • No carrying case

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

      Let's face it, this is not the best mic but for the price it is a decent condenser mic. I have only used it in my spare bedroom / studio so far, but it was picking up the tv from downstairs and that was very faint to my ears. I plan to use this to record a drum circle, so sensitivity and frequency response is critical and the specs are good. Also, since it will be on the road, price and durability are also issues. MF had this at a great price, so I won't cry too much if it dies. The one downside is a lack of carrying case. The mic mount seems sturdy and that's a good thing as the mic is fairly bulky. So far I'm pleased with vocal response and presence in my studio. We'll see how it works on the gigs. I don't think it's worth full MSRP, but for what I gave it's a pretty good deal.

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      4.0

      great buy for the price!

      By Denny C

      from ON. Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

        Truly a great mic for the price. You could probably even find a use for it in a professional studio. I purchased it at the sale price, if it goes on sale again I'd probably purchase a second one. Rather impressed!

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        5.0

        For drums

        By Ted

        from Ball ground Ga.

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

          I used two of these at first just to see as overhead drum mics. It took me a little bit but found that these even though very sensitive did what I wanted them to do. I have snare 4 mounted toms, two floor toms and several cymbals as well as a small xylophone. I ended up ordering another one for out front to get the bass and the bottoms of the toms. Still I play with the thought of getting a 7 piece drum mic set and a couple more but I don't need tool. The reason I wrote this was to help anyone thinking about using these on drums. Yes it can be done and personally I love them. You will need boom mic stands. I hope that helps.

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          5.0

          Crystal clear recording. GREAT price.

          By Navyator

          from Harrodsburg, KY

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

            Great microphone. I use it with a Yamaha AudioGram6 USB interface and Cubase. I get crystal clear recordings of my acoustic guitar.

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            4.0

            Great mic

            By KB

            from Battle Creek, MI

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

            Went from the dynamic sure sm57 to this one and i definently like this condensor microphone a lot better. Its more clear, really captures the sound, great microphone for recording acoustic guitar and electric guitar. Love it!

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            4.0

            Great Value!

            By Willie B

            from NorCal

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

              Great product at a low price. It is a versatile mic that delivers above average sound quality. I'm using it in a home studio and it sounds great.

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              5.0

              Sounds good & you can make it even better

              By digeratti

              from Manchester, CT USA

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXL 910 Voice/Instrument Condenser Microphone:

                This is a good sounding, large diaphragm mic to start out with.

                But, if you want to deck it out and make turn it into a mic that sounds amazing, there are replacement circuits as well as replacement diaphragm elements readily available on line ... just search for the mic name and designation.

                Personally, I like the sounds I am recording with it, just the way it came but it is always nice to know that if you do need better, that you can actually perform simple upgrades, future proofing it!

                I'm using the TASCAM dual input digital interface that I bought on another StupidDeal, with this mic and my PRS guitar plugged into it at the same time.

                Nothing fancy! With phantom power switched on for the mic and the line out from my CyberTwin amp through the TASCAM dual and into my 3rd gen iPad running garageband for my DAW. Simple and effective.

                I think it is a great deal for serious recording for non-pro uses.

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