NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) is this coming week April 16 through April 20 in Las Vegas. If you are attending it, you will want to stop by booth #C6419 to take a look at the new microphones that MXL will be showing off. They have three new microphones they will be emphasizing, the BCD–1 Dynamic Microphone, the MXL BCC–1 Condenser Microphone and the FR–310 Microphone for video.
The BCD–1 Dynamic Microphone has the traditional look and sound of a classic broadcast microphone. It produces natural vocal tones. It has side reject, the microphone picks up the voice in front of the microphone and rejects noise coming in from the side. This is great in a noisy room. This microphone is great for recording voice over application. It will have an MSRP of $249.95 and have the following specs.
- Polar pattern: Cardiod
- Frequency Response: 40 Hz–15-kHZ
- Sensitivity:–54 dB re 1 V/Pa
- Impedance: 600 ohms
- Size: 157.5mm x 50.8mm / 6.2 in. x 2.0 in
- Weight: 1.25 lb. / 567g
- Metal Finish: Black
The MXL BCC–1 microphone is a condenser microphone. It is a side address broadcast microphone, which makes it perfect for voice over work or interviews in a controlled studio environment. It has a high level of sensitivity so it picks up even the quietest sound. It has a base roll over switch to give more clarity to lower voices. It will sell for $349.95 MSRP and will have the following features.
- Condenser broadcast mic
- Small-diaphragm capsule for detailed, accurate recordings
- Tuned grill that eliminates internal reflections
- Bass roll-off switch
- Built in shock mount
The final microphone they are going to be showing off will be the FR–310 video microphone. It mounts on either a camcorder or DSLr camera using a shoe mount It produces a tighter and clearer sound recording. It is a shot-gun microphone and shuts out sound from the side and back. It targets sound in front of the camera by picking up patterns. The gain can be adjusted to pick up sound close up or far away. It has a bass roll off switch to remove low-frequency noise. It also has an integrated wind screen. It will have an MSRP of $149.95 and have the following specs.
- Three-position gain switch
- Bass roll-off (high pass filter)
- Standard hot shoe mount
- Up to 500 hours per AAA battery
- Integrated foam widescreen
MXL is a division of Marshall Electronics. MXL is a leading manufacturer of consumer and professional audio products, for both recorded and live productions. If you are unable to attend NAB you can find more information about their product at their website.
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