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Audio and podcasting might not be my forte, but I was very impressed with the 512 Audio Skylight XLR microphone.
The brand is quickly expanding its product line with three new devices at CES 2020.
There are two USB powered microphones which offer a lower price and a more user-friendly and affordable interface than the XLR.
Then there is the USB audio interface which has two XLR mic inputs.
Full press release
512 Audio, an Austin-based brand dedicated to providing professional audio gear designed for creators, is unveiling its first USB microphones – Script and Tempest – along with an intuitive audio interface at CES 2022.
“Our goal with 512 Audio is to help creators connect with their audiences – so it’s very exciting to launch classic studio-inspired mics with the convenience of USB to give them professional sound ready to go. jobs, ”said Tommy Edwards, vice president of product strategy for 512 Audio and Warm Audio. “We’re also eager to give creators a new way to enhance the professionalism of their setup, by introducing an interface that will be a central hub to streamline audio production for content creation. ”
Script (MSRP £ 129.99):
Script is a compact, dual-pattern USB mic with a vintage-inspired design and simple built-in studio controls designed for podcasting, streaming, and crystal-clear online communication. Engineered with premium components, Script leverages the design and punchy sound profile of the classic Warm Audio WA-14 studio condenser microphone to capture your voice with natural clarity and fullness. Optimized for voice and speech, the dual capsule design combined with a narrower frequency response allows the Script to handle the average home recording environment by rejecting common unwanted frequencies. With built-in gain and mute as well as a dedicated headphone jack, Script makes it easy to adjust levels and monitor directly for effortless recording of superior sound in any setup. Available spring 2022.
Storm (MSRP £ 154.99):
Tempest is a true large-diaphragm studio microphone with the convenience of modern USB-C connectivity. With a 34mm gold-plated condenser capsule and 24-bit / 48kHz resolution, Tempest captures rich, detailed sound for podcasts, live broadcasts, acoustic instruments and vocal performances. A must-have for plug-and-play USB workflows, Tempest offers microphone gain, zero-latency headphone volume monitoring, and mute for full control over your sound. Tempest takes inspiration from the design and sound profile of another classic, the Warm Audio WA-47jr studio microphone, and combines high-end components to deliver truly professional sound. Tempest will be available on Amazon UK in March.
The 512 audio interface will be the perfect introduction to audio production with essential features, inputs and outputs needed to record a professional podcast or stream in studio-quality sound straight from your desktop. This intuitive USB key The audio interface will include two XLR mic inputs with low noise studio-grade preamps and a phone input with auto-mixing capabilities for echo-free integration of calls and background music, all with individual gain controls . In addition, the XLR mic inputs also allow connection of a wide range of equipment beyond microphones, including receiving audio from dedicated computers and game consoles, audio tracks from other devices and audio from other devices. instruments like keyboards and guitar. This interface adds two headphone outputs with independent volume control so you and your guests can create with confidence knowing exactly how you sound. The mute button instantly mutes the signal from the analog XLR inputs to eliminate unexpected noise or talk to your co-host off-air. With the stereo line-out jacks, you can send audio to a dedicated streaming computer, speakers for critical listening to your content, or a portable recording device for on-the-go production. All details, prices and availability as of summer 2022.