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MXL USB Mic Mate Classic  

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  • Low noise analog preamp
  • Converts line and condenser mic signals to USB
  • 3—position analog gain control
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      Plug in your favorite mic directly into your computer.

      The MXL USB Mic Mate is a compact low-noise analog preamp that converts 48-volt phantom powered studio mics and analog line level signals to USB for quality recording on any PC or Mac. The Mic Mate uses the best of both analog and digital technology and features a fully balanced low noise, low distortion preamp, gain plus a 3—position analog gain control; a special circuit that converts the 5 volts from the USB port to a regulated 48 volts required by professional condenser microphones. The digital section features a 16 bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with a sampling of 44.1 and 48.1. The input side has a 3-pin XLR female and on the output a USB connector.

      The Mic Mate has robust metal construction and is pocket sized making it a perfect travel companion for a portable computer allowing broadcasters, audio engineers and recording enthusiasts to capture great sounds wherever they go with their own mics. The MXL USB Mic Mate is easy to use and eliminates the need for any mixers, preamps, expensive studio gear or special software or drivers. Just plug in your favorite microphone to the converter and the other end to the USB port on your portable or desktop computer to set your preferences and enjoy studio quality recordings.


      • Low noise analog preamp
      • Converts line and condenser mic signals to USB
      • 3—position analog gain control
      • Converterr that changes USB's 5 volts to 48 volts needed by condenser mics
      • 16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter
      • 44.1 and 48.1 sampling
      • 3-pin XLR female insput
      • USB output

      Makes recording on your computer simple. Order Mic Mate today.

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      MXLUSB Mic Mate Classic

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      Nice piece

      By Mylows10

      from Monterey ca

      About Me Experienced



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            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            Perfect for what I needed it for

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


            Good product

            By Pastor Scott

            from Tupelo, MS

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            Great value, if you already own a good quality microphone, saves you buying another.
            Sounds absolutely amazing, recording on Garage band.....works absolutely as advertised.

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            Great XLR to USB

            By audiowarrior

            from Springfield, MO

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            The MXL Mic Mate has proven to be a great buy. I have been using it for over a year now with an MXL V63M phantom powered mic and this works great. I mostly use this for web cam audio but I have used it to track some of my music as well. The audio quality is decent for the price. Not sure why some reviews say no phantom cause mine works great. you just have to make sure it is plugged into a USB 1.1 or 2.0. The only draw-back is that you have to control the input via software. Minor draw-back in my book!Bottom line: If you are looking to get audio from XLR to USB on the cheap this is a great choice!!!

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            By Script

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            The sound quality isn't horrible. I losened and tightened it ans it worked fine for recording. However, the volume is really low, but I don't have an issue with it because I use Audacity and I can change my vocal volume. overall this is good.

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            Good for the money, nice quality

            By Yosmimo

            from New York, NY

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            Hey in the beginning I thought it was a crappy interface with lots of distortion but is not. You get more than what you pay for, For Producing just don't be close to the mic (i use Rode NT1a) record at least 1 or 2 feet away from the mic and you'll have very good sound, the only reason why I wouldn't give a 5 out of 5 is because it needs a Microphone volume and phase switch software.

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            NIce but modest.

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            My first buy online ever, and let me start by commending this site on their quality. No problems with shipping. As far as the product, it does what it says, but the stronger the mic, the more distortion you will get, and at a lower sound quality. Nice for speaking, but not for producing.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


            keep searching!!!!!

            By bearymanimlow

            from seattle

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            for anyone that likes to record a live jam or even some vocal overs for a project...directly to your computer via the usb , things are still kind of limited... iam usin audacity, and have used it before with the blue snowball usb mic, and got pretty good recordings...i was told that this little gadget would provde phantom power and turn any regular mic into a powered usb mic...not so..there is no way to boost the sound input, and the recording quality was way too low...i even called mxl/marshall and they tried to help , but it just wasnt happening..i think i will try either that samson or the new snowflake...again , dont waste your time or money on this!!! lame lame lame!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



            By Korporate King (remember that when I win a Grammy)

            from New York, USA, The World, Milky Way

            Comments about MXL USB Mic Mate Classic:

            I use Acoustica Mixcraft, which is not a major recording software and this thing synced up in seconds. The instructions were very clear, and this thing doesn't need a driver. I use the AT2020 and the Phantom works great. Amazing. My vocals sound great, and with the pop filter I bought, this is amazing. I think this will work on any computer anywhere. This doesn't take up any CPU power either, I'm using a Dell Dimension, a 3 year old computer. I'm using 512 MB RAM! (well it comes with 256 MB, but I took out RAM from another computer and inserted it here, thank God for Internet manuals.) BUY! Don't buy anything else. This will also help me in the future because the Timbaland Miko I'm getting doesn't have an XLR input but it does have a USB input. This will come in handy.

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