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Microphone X sets a new standard for sound quality and features for a USB microphone by including an Aphex optical compressor and the famous Aphex Au...Click To Read More About This Product
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USB microphone with patented processing on board.
Microphone X sets a new standard for sound quality and features for a USB microphone by including an Aphex optical compressor and the famous Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors in the analog domain. The optical compressor provides a consistent output level, while the Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors add presence and air to the high frequencies and depth to the low frequencies in a way that no EQ ever could. Aphex revolutionized studio recording with its innovative processing. Experience Aphex signal correction in a single USB microphone.
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Mac OSX 10.6 and higher
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit) / ASIO 2.0
Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1 (32/64-bit) / ASIO 2.0
Up to 96k, 24-bit audio resolution
Headphone Output: 125mW into 16 Ohms
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 4.5mV/Pa (1kHz)
Max SPL: 120 dB
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Comments about Aphex Microphone X:
I am only a couple of weeks short of being an AA in video design and production. During my two years in college, I mostly relied on a beat-up Samson Meteor directly into my laptop, and to give it credit, it used to work just fine for the majority of my applications, not that I would know better anyway. I admit, my student films weren't exactly Oscar material :)
But being serious about my career, I really wanted to raise the bar for my master project. I've learned to appreciate the work of sound engineers, and poor sound is one thing that instantly gives away cheap production, to me, anyway. The old saying "junk in junk out" still applies, and if you think that you can spend a fortune on a MacBook Pro, and then use any junk mic and still pass as "professional", good luck with that.
My plan was to use a variety of human voices, both male and female, as well as ambient noises, vehicles, you name it, and with a limited budget, I knew I couldn't realistically afford several high-quality microphones. Worse yet, since with some of these sources you only get one chance, I'd need a decent compression unit as well, which in turn, could seriously impair the desired portability of my rig. Another requirement I had was the 24-bit rate, as I was becoming disappointed with the noise level of 16 bit.
I've heard of Aphex as a maker of high-end studio gear from my musician friends, so Microphone X sparked my interest here on MF. I was originally turned off by the price, but looking closer, I realized it was in fact a perfect solution to both my budget crisis and portability. Literally everything I was looking for was included, and it didn't disappoint. The mic feels heavy and solid, sounds smooth as silk and the built-in processing adds just the right amount of "sparkle" or "weight" to your sound, depending on how you use it. I've found that I can dial in a real professional newscaster's voice with Big Bottom, and am seriously considering doing voiceovers to help pay off my student loans.
Highly recommended to those looking for an "all in one" solution.
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