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MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone 

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Masterfully engineered, it rivals mics costing thousands more.

The MXL Genesis is a masterfully engineered tube microphone with features and performance levels found in mics priced thousands of dollars more. From intimate vocal recordings to fast-attacking rap, the Genesis cuts beautifully through the mix with spectacular detail. Recording professionals and musicians are praising the Genesis for its clean highs, warm mids, and tight bottom-end, features attributed in part to the genuine Mullard 12AT7 tube.

FEATURES
Audio
  • Analog or digital:Analog
  • Frequency response:20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL:140 dB
  • Connectivity:XLR
  • Pattern and type
  • Capsule:Tube Condenser
  • Polar pattern:Cadioid
  • Type:Mounted
  • Applications:Studio
  • Diaphragm size:Large
  • Switches:No
  • Phantom power required:No
  • Size and weight
  • Width:2.32"
  • Height:9.45"
  • Weight:1.55 lb.
  • Included accessories
  • Case:No
  • Clip:No
  • Shockmount:Yes
  • Power supply:Yes
  • Cable:Yes
  • Stand:No
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Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone

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MXLGenesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid mic

By GearNerd

from USA

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Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

This is a good mic... I would compare it to the Rode NTK... However, it does not compete with the Neumann u87, an AKG C12, or even mics like the Rode Classic II. But, for the price you are getting a solid mic that will perform well on acoustic instruments and vocals.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm buttery sound

By MJWMUSIC

from L.A.

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Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

The MXL Genesis is definitely an awesome Mic. Wow, for this affordable price you get warm BIG and Versatile. Apply the genesis to a guitar to vocals or brass instruments and you will be a happy person no joke. This tube treat is a must get. And it looks classy, your clients will be impressed. I have used this at every session since I bought it and I am so happy with mic. I have an apogee interface i run it through and it gets a wonderful warm and pure sound. GET THIS if you value quality.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Microphone Purchace I have EVER made!!

By Cory Brown

from Washington State

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

The price they ask is an amazing offer!
This microphone has helped me record some of my best work in years! I recomend it to all who are into recording not just instruments but vocals as well! I am a hip hop artist and I am 100% satisfied with this product!!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Deal, Great Mic

By Bad Apple

from Houston Texas

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

I bought this mic based solely on user reviews, I love the way it sounds. Thanks for the reviews, glad I listened. this mic is great for voice overs, and for rich vocals. Not as true to sound as I was hoping for, but for the price it is hard to beat. It looks beautiful, and is just a good bargain. The pop filter that comes with this is useless as far as I am concerned, I use it purely to set the distance for a real pop screen, strongly recommended

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT MIC!

By Lake Breeze Audio Recording

from Minnesota

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Looks Great
  • Sound is amazing
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Professional Recording

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

This is a great mic lot's of haters because it's MXL don't always blame the mic. Check you signal chain and pre amp as well as the acoustic treatment/placement as well. You can use it on vocals and other instruments as i have this mic sounds great and i would recommend this to anyone. While trying to compare this to mics that cost thousands more would be silly it can compare to some much higher priced mics. Overall i am very happy with this and use this as one of my primary vocal mics.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure tube sound

By StudioRyde

from Montreal, Canada

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

I have an Apex 460. The Genesis is more silky and true for vocals, exactly what I wanted. Cardioid only, not a problem for me. The power supply is a little bit noisy and the Mogami cord is only 15' long though. An excellent vocal microphone that I strongly recommend.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXL Genesis Rating

By supremacii

from Alaska

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

The summary of this microphone is on point, it DOES rival mics costin' thousands more. This is not exactly my go to microphone but for a $600 mic, the quality of your recordings seem like they come from a $6000 mic. Buy this microphone and you won't be disappointed, it is clearly unique.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better Than Real Life

By KyDawgg

from Boston

Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

I just got this microphone the other day and I can't keep my hands off it! its beautiful! Sometimes I catch myself just talking into it for fun because it sounds that good. I absolutely recommend it to anyone!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GreenMonkeyBeats Review!

By GreenMonkeyBeats

from Polk City

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Looks Great
  • Sensitive
  • Sesitive To Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about MXL Genesis Studio Tube Condenser Microphone:

    I bought this mic a few months ago. I reviewed the heck out of it before I bought it. Been doing vocal recording for many years now and this mic is deff one of a kind! Sounds so clear and amazing I cant hardly believe it lol!!! A+ from GreenMonkeyBeats...

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