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Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone  

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The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser utilizing a 1 in. gold-evaporated capsule. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformerless circuitry using onl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser utilizing a 1 in. gold-evaporated capsule. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformerless circuitry using only the best components, the same ones you’ll find in boutique microphones costing far more. Origin is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals.

Wave-Form Mesh Head
The Origin features Aston’s signature waveform mesh head. This unique design delivers an unprecedented degree of protection for the mic capsule. Its shock-resistant waveform design allows the head of the mic to bend upon impact, and then return to its normal position without any damage to the capsule itself. It also offers a degree of off-axis rejection, helping to eliminate unwanted artifacts from your recordings.

Built-In Pop Filter
Aston’s vocal condenser microphones have an exclusive mesh-knit pop filter built into the waveform head. The random weave allows sound to pass while virtually eliminating unwanted plosives at the source. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation, making it ideal in sensitive electronic applications. This completely encapsulating, single piece, mesh cage is formed in stainless steel, so won’t rust with use, and can even be removed and washed.

End Caps
Yet another unique design element of the Aston Origin is the use of custom-molded end caps with integrated XLR and stand adaptor. Because the internal shock absorption system is so good, you can mount the microphone directly to a stand via this built-in, interchangeable thread adapter. The design also makes Aston microphones easy to repair and maintain.

Chassis
Part of the four hours to give it a very hard-wearing, and extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends, and the Aston brand mantra, “The art of performance.”


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Aston MicrophonesOrigin Cardioid Condenser Microphone
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (6)
  • Amateur recording (5)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Acoustic guitar (3)
  • Vocals (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic microphone, regardless of the price

This microphone is nothing short of incredible, especially given the price. It is a beautiful piece of art in your hand. It feels solid and well-built. It has the most uniquely beautiful finish...Read complete review

This microphone is nothing short of incredible, especially given the price. It is a beautiful piece of art in your hand. It feels solid and well-built. It has the most uniquely beautiful finish I've ever seen on a microphone before, but its sound is where it really separates itself from the pack -- It is smooth, full and detailed. I'm especially a fan of the low midrange on the Aston. It is an absolute wonder on acoustic guitar, in my opinion. The fingerpicking a good acoustic sounds warm and vibrant. And the Origin handles vocals beautifully too. I've needed very little EQ when tracking vocals with the Origin. I ended up buying another Origin and used them as overheads. The Astons create big gorgeous drums.

I own and have used a lot of excellent mics. Telefunken ELAM 251, U47, U67, AKG C12, 414 ULS, AEA N22 are some of my favorites. Each has its specific use given the particular recording situation. The Aston absolutely hangs in the pack with those aforementioned mics. I'm really amazed and happy that someone has finally really hit the ball out of the park with this mic. If you are considering a good versatile cardioid LDC for your studio arsenal, the Aston Origin is a no-brainer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No warranty!!!

This is a great sounding mic definitely better then anything in its price range. This mic can compete with some of the best mics when it comes to sound quality. The reason I gave...Read complete review

This is a great sounding mic definitely better then anything in its price range. This mic can compete with some of the best mics when it comes to sound quality. The reason I gave the mic a 1 star is because my mic worked perfect for about 5 months then it started making a humming noise. At first I thought it was my room or another piece of equipment. I have 4 mics this is the only one making that sound and again it never made any humming noises for the first 5 months. My mic is still under warranty so I was just gon send it in and get a new one right!!. Not that easy the only number you can call is a number in Santa barbra California which is the distribution center but they never answer or return messages. I emaild support no response. New mic new company I get that but they have no real support in the us I have no way to use my warranty to get a new one.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Insanely Good for cost

By Ray - Midland Studio Records

from Wilmington, DE

Pros

  • clear
  • flat eq response
  • inexpensive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acoustic Instruments
    • Everything under the sun
    • Guitars
    • Overheads
    • Vocals

    Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

    This mic is so transparent. Even when recording using only a cheap interface with no corrective EQ or Compression it sounds as if you are in the room with the instrument/singer. This is my go to mic in my locker and have yet to hear anything in this price range that can meet it's capabilities. Thank you Aston!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Better than my P820

    By Rick Rezin

    from nyc ny

    Pros

    • natural sound
    • price is incredible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • acoustic guitar
      • bass
      • vocals

      Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      this one mic has put my akg perception p220, p420 , and p820 in boxes.
      i cant understand how they made such a high quality mic for such a great price point but i'm glad they did

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Amazing Clarity, amazing service ,amazing price

      By RIck Rezin

      from NY NY

      Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      in a prior review I raved about this mic. the same holds true , but for some strange reason it says I wouldn't recommend this amazing new product which is completely and totally inaccurate. not only would i recommend this mic but i fully endorse it and think any professional studio who doesn't own one is severely out of the loop

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic microphone, regardless of the price

      By CBusser

      from Columbus, Ohio

      Pros

      • Beautiful design
      • Smooth high end
      • Solid detailed midrange
      • Vintage sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Guitar
      • Overheads
      • Vocals

      Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      This microphone is nothing short of incredible, especially given the price. It is a beautiful piece of art in your hand. It feels solid and well-built. It has the most uniquely beautiful finish I've ever seen on a microphone before, but its sound is where it really separates itself from the pack -- It is smooth, full and detailed. I'm especially a fan of the low midrange on the Aston. It is an absolute wonder on acoustic guitar, in my opinion. The fingerpicking a good acoustic sounds warm and vibrant. And the Origin handles vocals beautifully too. I've needed very little EQ when tracking vocals with the Origin. I ended up buying another Origin and used them as overheads. The Astons create big gorgeous drums.

      I own and have used a lot of excellent mics. Telefunken ELAM 251, U47, U67, AKG C12, 414 ULS, AEA N22 are some of my favorites. Each has its specific use given the particular recording situation. The Aston absolutely hangs in the pack with those aforementioned mics. I'm really amazed and happy that someone has finally really hit the ball out of the park with this mic. If you are considering a good versatile cardioid LDC for your studio arsenal, the Aston Origin is a no-brainer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      No warranty!!!

      By Paul

      from Jacksonville, fl

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      This is a great sounding mic definitely better then anything in its price range. This mic can compete with some of the best mics when it comes to sound quality. The reason I gave the mic a 1 star is because my mic worked perfect for about 5 months then it started making a humming noise. At first I thought it was my room or another piece of equipment. I have 4 mics this is the only one making that sound and again it never made any humming noises for the first 5 months. My mic is still under warranty so I was just gon send it in and get a new one right!!. Not that easy the only number you can call is a number in Santa barbra California which is the distribution center but they never answer or return messages. I emaild support no response. New mic new company I get that but they have no real support in the us I have no way to use my warranty to get a new one.

       
      5.0

      Move over expensive mics.....

      By Marky Kobane

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        I have been running a home a home studio for 15 years. When I first saw the Aston Origin, I thought it was just a new gimmicky mic. I met with the owner and after some research decided to try it out. I am now trying to sell some mics that cost twice the price. I use them for vocals, acoustic, room, and most importantly for me drum overheads, I am super excited for the new small diagram pencils. I recommend these to all my customers and sell about a dozen a week!

         
        5.0

        Awesome Mic with vintage sound

        By Jp Bogan

        from Eugene, Or

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Radio signal pick up

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

        I use it on Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, and drum overheads and it sounds great. There were some audible radio signals being picked up through the mic but it was most likely due to a weak power source or ground issue.

         
        5.0

        An amazing value

        By dis1here

        from dayton,ky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

          This mic is fantastic for anyone looking for clean natural sound from a condenser mic.Works great for both male and female voice,acoustic guitar and drum over heads.

           
          5.0

          Super versatile affordable condenser mic

          By Ryan G.

          from Jacksonville FL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

            I have use this mic on vocals, acoustic instruments, guitar amps, percussion. It shines in multiple applications. For the money there is no reason to look else where. This thing is built like a tank and performs like $1k+ condenser mic. Order the shock mount with it, add the Halo and you have best portable vocal booth all for under $650.

             
            5.0

            Amazing mic!

            By John Martin

            from Clarksville, TN

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Smooth sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home recording
              • Professional recording

              Comments about Aston Microphones Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

              This mic sounds amazing! It has a clear, natural sound. It has fairly heavy focus on the treble, but it doesn't overtake the other frequencies. This mic is also built incredibly well. It really feels like it's going to last a long time. As far as its features go, I think its highpass filter might be a little bit harsh for some applications, but I think you could use it for vocals and acoustic guitar and get pretty good results. Also, it does have a built-in popfilter, but I don't think it does a good enough job on its own. I would advise using another one as well. Doesn't have to be expensive.

              Overall, this mic is amazing. Especially for the price. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good mic for music, voiceover, and other tasks of similar nature. Great mic!

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