updated 02:15 pm EST, Tue January 16, 2007
Marshal USB 007 Microphone
Marshall today added to its MXL computer microphones with the USB.007. Designed for musicians, professional podcasters, and others who want high-quality voice recording, the mic is the first direct-to-digital USB device of its kind to have two large gold diaphragms for capturing sound. Its electronics produce little ambient noise and are complemented by more recent analog-to-digital converters. The result is a microphone that can match or even beat professional studio microphones while bypassing the need for a mixer or preamp to augment the signal, Marshall boasts. The mic works without a separate power source on any Mac or PC and comes with a desktop stand and wind screen for an ideal recording environment. The 007 will sell for $199 and should be on display at the NAMM expo beginning January 18th.