There are a handful of companies that make really good, portable, condenser microphones that you can use for a variety of purposes. Now, Austrian Audio has announced the MiCreator Studio, an impossibly small recording system that aims to give the flexibility to record a wide range of audio sources when and where you want. Let’s get into the details and a few use cases:
The new recording system — which is small enough to fit in a jeans pocket — features a condenser microphone and a built-in audio interface, intuitive on-board controls, a line input and a range of expansion options to accommodate different applications. Users can select among three different microphone sensitivity options, including a ‘Low Gain’ setting that can handle up to 130 dB SPL. An additional input enables multi-tracking possibilities as well as optional stereo recording — all of this in an eye-catching, compact and plug-and-play recording system that fits in your pocket.
The MiCreator Studio will debut at a $199 price point, which includes the condenser microphone, line input, and all the cables you see below:
There are a handful of accessories that you can pick up to add to the power of the MiCreator Studio. A Y-Lav will allow you to split capture to two sources — perfect for an interview situation or dual guitars. You’ll be able to record two simultaneous sources by tethering the MiCreator Y-Lav to the MiCreator Studio, freeing up the Studio mic for another source. You can also connect it directly into a camera with the same adapter (1x TRRS to 2x TRS) to capture the same crisp sound. The MiCreator Satellite can also be purchased for $99 separately to add additional capabilities to your studio setup.
My wife is a musician and we’ve struggled mightily to capture drums and guitar cleanly. With what’s in this box, we should be able to pull in all of the rich sound from those instruments, as well as the vocal track that accompanies them.
The new MiCreator Studio will also feature a plug-and-play USB-C microphone and audio interface, allowing you to use this directly on your PC — perfect for content creators. The FlexTilt head means you can also position it to ensure that it captures audio perfectly. Let’s get a closer look at the spec sheet:
- Plug-and-play USB-C microphone and audio interface
- Condenser capsule for top-notch audio quality
- Max SPL: 130 dB
- Austrian Audio Open Acoustic Technology
- Two gain settings and one knob jogwheel for easy volume control
- “FlexTilt” vertical adjustment of the mic head for ideal positioning
- Input for connecting a second device (MiCreator Satellite, Y-LAV mic, Instrument) – great for interview situations
- Two headphone outputs: Easily collaborate with fellow musician
- Latency-free direct monitoring of the mic and input while recording
- Rugged metal housing with changeable faceplates for a variety of color combinations and customization
- Designed in Vienna, Austria
There’s a lot to like on paper with this new microphone. The best news is that we won’t have to wait very long to see for ourselves — look for our review of the MiCreator Studio in the very near future!
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