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MXL MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit

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The MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit includes a large-diaphragm microphone with cable, adapters, and a desktop stand. It gives you an easy a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Computer recording simplified.

The MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit includes a large-diaphragm microphone with cable, adapters, and a desktop stand. It gives you an easy and inexpensive way to record into your computer. The MXL microphone included in the kit is battery powered rather than phantom powered, and it comes with the cable and adapters that allow it to plug directly into your PC as well as into mic preamplifiers, mixing consoles, or computer audio interfaces--any equipment using XLR, 1/4", or mini-plug connectors. Simply download some recording freeware, plug in your MXL microphone, and lay tracks.

The MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit is perfect for recording vocals, instruments, and for voiceover commentary. Use it to liven home CD and DVD video recordings as well as for capturing location sound effects and field audio recordings with your laptop.

FEATURES
Large-diaphragm condenser mic with 1" diaphragm
Mic capsule is based on the popular V63M
Mic is battery powered; does not require phantom power
Integrates seamlessly with the entire range of recording environments
Kit includes mic, XLR cable, adapters for 1/4" or mini-plug connection
Includes a desktop stand
Wired with Mogami cable

If you have a PC, this kit is the fastest and easiest way to use it for recording.

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MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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MARK Condenser Mic

This battery powered condenser mic by MXL is of considerable value to any home recording enthusiasts using a desktop or laptop to record their music. The battery power eliminates the more expensive and complicated...Read complete review

This battery powered condenser mic by MXL is of considerable value to any home recording enthusiasts using a desktop or laptop to record their music. The battery power eliminates the more expensive and complicated phantom power needed for most condenser mic. The only drawback to this is, of course, that the battery does have a limited life and will force you to buy a 9V every 12 or 14 hours the mic is in use. Also, when the battery begins to fade, so does the quality of the microphone; its volume and sensitivity are rolled back. When it comes to recording quality, the MARK is of excellent value for its price; I have used it to produce nearly professional quality recordings. I use the microphone in conjunction with an old Gateway laptop equipped with a Sound Blaster Audigy 2Z sound card and Adobe Audition 1.5, and the setup is not only great, but easy. As I mentioned before, this is a nearly professional quality microphone; there is a low level of hiss, but that is easily taken care of with noise reduction software (such as Adobe Audition). I would recommend that you get a windscreen or a pop filter, as the microphone is rather sensitive when it comes to vocals. It has worked well recording vocals, guitar, bass guitar, drums, brass instruments, and piano-- it seems to have no limits. A great value overall.

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I saw other people talking about how good this mic was, so i decide to buy it. I ordered the mic on April 14, and 36 days have past, and i still have...Read complete review

I saw other people talking about how good this mic was, so i decide to buy it. I ordered the mic on April 14, and 36 days have past, and i still have not received it. So i don't really know if it's good or not but i just want it to come so i can see how it works. Hope there isn't anyone else who is in the situation that i am in. But This is my review of the MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit.

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4.0

MXL V63MBP

By Ryan Malerk

from Missoula, MT

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Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

This mic is great and it comes with a nice hardcase with all the hook ups, cables and stands you will need to get recording from your desk. You have to put a 9V battery inside the mic, but the battery life is great and I have never had a problem with this feature.

This mic will be good for you if you:
are not 100% sure if the recording scene is for you and just want to test it out and see if you like it.
want to record some light vocals, voice over, or want a nice skype chat mic.
want to record some intruments. I will warn you, this mic does not pick up low frequencies very well. DO NOT plan on recording drums, electric guitar or bass with this mic.
do not have a budget for a better mic set up with a mixer, interface, protools, etc.

I used this mic for acoustic guitar, light vocals and piano on garage band. I recorded in a great sounding room and made a seperate track for each instument. The sound quality was good enough for me to listen to and share with a few of my close friends. But if you plan on doing anything more than that...you need to invest your time and money else where.

Overall, this is a great mic if you want an entry level way of recording some light music or voice over and you are on a serious budget. Just remember, you get what you pay for.

 
5.0

Great Mic for Home PC Recording

By Grandaddy

from Roanoke Rapids NC

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Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I play blugrass Gospel music and sing. this mic records my playing and singing remarkably clear. I do not use the desk top stand that came with this kit I also purchased a shock mount Item# 271293 in champagne color and it matches the color of the mic pretty close. a real inexpensive way to get some great recording

 
4.0

Great microphone for home use... get a shockmount

By Phil-42_L3

from California

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I enjoy this mic. It's great because it doesn't require phantom power like most mics of this caliber. But the stand that it comes with is pretty lame, that's the one "downfall". I'd suggest getting a shockmount.

 
5.0

Adapted to a new purpose...

By Neil Russell

from Statesboro, GA

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

...and it works like a champ. Rather than plug it into my computer, I am running it right into my video camera.I've been searching for a clear sounding microphone to take on the road with my video equipment and when I saw that this one not only didn't require phantom power, but also came with a 1/8" plug I jumped on it.And I haven't been disappointed a bit.I can set it up within 10 feet of my actors and it comes in loud and clear.The only squawk I have is that the connection at the 1/8" plug can be a little noisy, but I'll solder up my own plug soon, and once in a while I detect a little hum if I don't ground the mic. I suspect that has more to do with the small plug, I haven't had a chance to operate it with just the balanced connection. Since I mount the mic on a stand the lack of a shock mount hasn't been an issue but I'll invest in one later on.Excellent sound and quality for the price!

 
4.0

Great Mic For the Price

By mvm0491

from Taylorville, Illinois

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I bought this mic a few weeks ago on sale, and I have mostly pros and very few cons. Firstly, it is perfect for those with a budget and want to record on freeware at home. That is what I do, and it fits the bill. Portability is also a plus. The case is useful and durable. It seems as though there is a bit of unwanted static for at least the first few seconds and maybe longer, but like i said, for the price, it is expected. Also, I will note that sometimes if its not put together to exact preciseness, record errors can occur, such as only record on one side or likewise, but that is halfway user error. Overall, it is a good deal, but if money is no objective, always shoot for the moon, and this is not the moon for you...

 
4.0

A great Beginners choice

By TellMyTele

from Camp Hill, PA

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

Having no recording experience prior to owning this package, I had no idea what I was going to buy. I knew I would need something that uses a 1/8" (3.35 mm as they classified it as) jack. The technician pointed this out to me stating that if I were to use a normal mic into a an 1/8" adaptor I would lose all "gain structure." I listened to him and bought it on the spot. After tinkering with it for an hour and having no luck with trying to get it to work I ran back to my guitar shop and asked them to test it. They to were perplexed finally a dead battery (the one that came in the package) was stated as the culprit. Also in my package the 1/4" jack had a faulty connection. After all was said and done it turns out to be a good mic for the money, very clear and not totally transparent but in a good way. The only pattern available is cardiod, but the mic is very sensitive in what direction it is turned lending it to many different tones.

 
5.0

Good gear!

By TheArsonist

from North Bergen, NJ

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Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I recently purchased this MXL mic cause I needed something cheap to record with. This is my first mic as well and I wanted something that could plug straight into my soundcard. It picks up sound well but I seem to get some fuzzy playback in the first few seconds of activity. It might be my soundcard or something I don't know. Also it doesn't mic amps as well as I'd like it to. I know this kind of mic is probably better for acoustics anyway which is does decent. But overall it's better than the computer mic I was using to record with. So I can't complain. The stand it comes with is fine and the mic itself seems pretty stable. I would say by this if it's your first mic and you want to start doing some decent sounding stuff.

 
5.0

Great first condenser!

By somethingvague

from Mesa, AZ

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I found this beauty of a microphone while on a strict budget. I did not want to mess around with phantom power and spend a fortune on mixer to power it. This fit the bill perfectly! I do all my recording on my PC, so it was great to get all the adapter cords along with it. It was so simple to set up once I got it. All of this, and it sounds amazing too! I definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a condenser.

 
5.0

its the best

By sleepyeyez

from knoxville,TN

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

This desk top recording is great. I have recorded three album with this mic. The sound is crisp and clear. If you have a computer base studio the is the recording kit for you.

 
5.0

Excellent Podcast Microphone

By John Fisher

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

When I decided to give podcasting a whirl, I searched for a microphone and setup that would allow me to go mobile with a minimum amount of equipment. Yes, I need to worry about the battery, but 9V batteries are much easier to carry than a mixer that provides phantom power. The sound quality is great for podcasting - it provides a rich sound. I use Sound Blaster's Audigy 2 NX to isolate the sound system from the computer and allow me to use it with a laptop. I also purchased a used MiniDisc recorder and player. This allows me to record with just the mic and MD unit. For my home workstation I purchased a microphone arm and shockmount. The recording software I use is Audacity. To create and blend the podcast out of various pieces, I use Propoganda. So, with a fairly minimal investment, I can create a good podcast. This is a great tool for a podcaster.

 
5.0

Great mic for the price

By Alabama Axeman

from Alabama

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Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

Well built, solid, very nice sound, and the battery option really comes in handy. I do voice work and record my own music through Mixcraft. I worked at a top radio station as a continuity Director and had access to some of the best equipment...and this mic is fairly comparable to those high end mics, at least for my applications.If you're on a budget, this mic with a little eq will serve your needs.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Review

By Alisa Sinclair

from Blythewood, SC

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I saw other people talking about how good this mic was, so i decide to buy it. I ordered the mic on April 14, and 36 days have past, and i still have not received it. So i don't really know if it's good or not but i just want it to come so i can see how it works. Hope there isn't anyone else who is in the situation that i am in. But This is my review of the MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit.

 
5.0

Total portability

By id-man

from Cape Cod

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Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

It's all about placement isn't it. From too far away (like 6 feet +) the signal is too low yeilding anemic tone with low dynamic range. Too close (like under 2 feet) and a marked proximity effect makes it muddy and woofy. But find the sweet spot (right about three feet in my setting) and it's got all the level and dynamic range of far more expensive large diaghpram condensers. Battery power makes it perfect for portable recorders like the Tascam DR-07.

 
5.0

Great mike

By Muirwood

from coastal island SE US

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I got this mike to make work tapes of new songs. I wanted a hot omni-directional make so I could record acoustic guitar and vocal at the same time without having to mess with more than one track. (If I wanted to take the time I could record each track separately and I'm sure the mike would work well for that application.) It far surpasses my expectations. I'm running it into M-Audio FastTrack then my Mac PowerBook to record on Garage Band. As others have mentioned, the battery eliminates the need for phantom power. I did add a pop filter and I use it on a floor stand rather than the desk stand. It's great.

 
5.0

excellent

By wag

from louisiana

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

This is he perfect solution for desktop freeware recording. I was actually expecting alot less when I ordered it. The 1/8" cable is a little fuzzy and not well put together, but if you don't move it there isn't any noise. Personally I think it's a little silly to make it a 1/8" cable with a 1/4" adapter rather than a 1/4" cable and a 1/8" adapter. Sounds a little more stable. But I guess they did it that way becuase most computers only have 1/8" inputs etc etc. If you need a non-phantom power mic, this is the ticket!

 
4.0

Affordable Recording Styles!

By Lem Sportsinterviews

from Buena Park, CA

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

For all of us busy musicians, for all of us who enjoy the craft, for all of us with a laptop, oir just those of us who let our 6-year-olds play with recording toys, this is the mic for us! With a nifty proping stand and a stylish carying case, this versitile mic can't be stopped! Seriously, I couldn't stop it. Frequency response is optimal considering the cheap price and short shelf-life. What a find.

 
4.0

Podcasters

By Michael Davis

from Rogers, AR

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I use this for my podcast and it works great. It's a great way to get ahead of the competition by starting with a professional-quality mic without emptying your wallet.

 
5.0

Great Voice-Over Mic

By Blingman

from Florida

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I've had this for a few years and prefer it over my other, more expensive, mics for voice-over narration. Not as bright as some others, but a warmer low end enhances my "big announcer guy" thing. Battery is okay, but works better (more sensitive) with a real phantom power supply.

 
5.0

WOW! Great Mic For Not Much Cash!

By MiDi

from portland, OR

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

I am so very impressed with this product. It arrived today and I ran out to my studio to fire it up. The quality of natural sound is amazing,and this is a condenser that really does not need a shock mount in the studio. also 2 things that the product detail does not say:#1: it does comes with a decent 9V battery (bonus!)#2: when in the switch is off it does run on phantom power, a huge extra bonus for me, plus i can hook it to my virus and micro korg (under battery power) and its great. i am going to get a shock mount and a gooseneck for live shows but the stand that it comes with is not to cheap and holds it up.the plastic case it comes with is cheap but also sturdy. this is prolly the best money i have spent in my studio.

 
5.0

problem solved

By Stormy

from CO

Comments about MXL V63MBP Computer Desktop Recording Kit:

Hi all I am a dj on netrock101 and have struggled to find a microphone that would do the job.Well thats over this is one solid product top to bottom. Had it set up in five minutes and it simply rocks thanks MXL

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