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The MXL 990/991 and M-Audio Audio Buddy Package includes an MXL 990 condenser microphone, an MXL 991 condenser microphone, an M-Audio Audio Buddy mic preamp, a high-impact carrying case, and mic stand... Read More

Overview

The MXL 990/991 and M-Audio Audio Buddy Package includes an MXL 990 condenser microphone, an MXL 991 condenser microphone, an M-Audio Audio Buddy mic preamp, a high-impact carrying case, and mic stand adapters.

Audio Buddy
If you're looking for a whole lot of preamp on a tight budget, you'll see where this popular product gets its name. Affordability and performance make the Audio Buddy one of the most popular mic preamps in home recording today. You get professional microphone support along with line inputs impedance-matched for ideal performance with electric guitar and bass. Simply put, the Audio Buddy is a workhorse mic preamp that sounds great and goes easy on your budget.

MXL 990 and MXL 991 Recording Microphones Duo
The MXL 990/MXL 991 recording mics are the latest in MXL's range of studio condenser microphones. The 990 has silky, sweet high end and a tight solid bass, perfect for recording vocals. The 991 is a superior instrument microphone designed for recording acoustic guitar and drum overheads. Both have gold-sputtered diaphragms (20mm) creating a professional sound perfectly suited for digital and analog recording. The MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Mic Package includes a high-impact carrying case and mic stand adapters.

Features Audio Buddy
  • Independent preamp channels, each featuring:
  • Mic input (balanced xlr) with phantom power switch and indicator
  • High impedance instrument inputs (1/4")
  • Gain control
  • Signal/clip LEDs
  • Professional balanced/unbalanced line output
  • Phantom power
MXL 990/MXL 991 Recording Microphone Package
  • The 990 for vocals with silky highs and tight, solid lows
  • The 991 for acoustic guitars and drum overheads
  • 20mm gold-sputtered diaphragms
  • Comes with carrying case and mic stand adapters
  • Suited for digital and analog recording
Specifications
  • Audio Buddy
  • frequency response: 5Hz-50kHz, +0, -3dB
  • mic gain: 60dB maximum
  • mic input impedance: 1kOhm
  • guitar gain: 40dB maximum
  • guitar input impedance: 100kOhms
  • size and weight: 5-1/2" x 3-3/8" x 1-3/4"; less than 1/2 lb.
  • MXL 900
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with large 20mm gold diaphragm capsule Frequency Range: 30Hz — 20kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 200W
  • S/N Ratio: 80dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB(A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 130Db Max SPL with -10dB cut: 130dB
  • Power Requirements: 48V Phantom Power (+- 4V)
  • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
  • Size: 60mm x 130mm
  • Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Metal Finish: Champagne
  • MXL 991
  • Type: Condenser pressure gradient mic with 20mm diaphragm
  • Frequency Range: 30Hz — 18kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Sensitivity: 15mV/Pa
  • Impedance: 110W
  • S/N Ratio: 78dB (Ref. 1Pa A-weighted)
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 20dB (A weighted IEC 268-4)
  • Max SPL for 0.5% THD: 137dB
  • Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V ±4V
  • Current Consumption: <3.0mA
  • Size: 22mm x 134mm
  • Weight: 0.35 lbs
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M-AudioMXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package
 
4.8

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sounding ackage on a budget

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from Seattle, WA

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

This is a great package deal for the semiprofessional recording engineer or producer. I had to buy the cables and everything else, but this is an amazing value. The mic sounds crisp, full and warm and is perfectly suited for what I use it for (rap vocals). I do not record in a treated room and with a little bit of creative sound damping (bed comforters, etc) I was able to get a very clean sounding recording. I would highly recommend this package.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An outstanding package

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from LI NY

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

The quality of the sound is excellent and transformed our very average home recording to a close to professional level on the first try. We love it. Be aware that you must buy a pop filter separately for the condenser mike.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just can't beat it!!!

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from Jersey City, NJ

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

Recently I started recording music using Ableton Live and GarageBand on my Mac. I got to the point where I needed a decent condenser mic to record vocals but didn't want to sink a whole lot of money into it. I found this MXL / M-Audio kit here and decided to give a shot. The moment I set it up and tested it out, I was thoroughly impressed. The sound from the 990 was rich, warm and ultra clear. The Audio Buddy is very quiet and responsive unlike other mic pre-amps I've worked with in the past. After laying down a few vocal tracks in GarageBand, I was completely sold. Now, I've used some pretty high end mics in the past and they are in a completely different category of their own, but the performance, construction and look of these mics are all top notch. The 991 is great for recording elements for sample creation. For the price, you can't go wrong with this setup. Just treat it kindly and I'm sure it will last you a long time.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first good microphone

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from Denver, Co

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

I was tired of buying different mics for my computer that were around $50-$100, but when I got home and used them, all of them had a quality that I was just not happy with. One day I started looking for a very good mic on the internet, and the one that came to my attention was the MXL USB , I read a lot of reviews and decided to buy one, but then I started to think about buying a regular XLR connection type for flexibility reasons...I finally got the 990/991 audio buddy package for a mere 99 dollars... HUGE SURPRISE It is simply the best mic I've ever owned, it is just a beauty and perfect for podcasing. If you are not a singer, but looking to record your voice on your computer buy one of these and you'll love it as I do.

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(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Budget producer

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from Central California

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

This set up is great for anyone that is even a little bit experienced and familiar with recording. The vocals, drums, and acoustic guitar on my demos are close to very high end studio recordings. Those of us that know realize what a great deal this set up is and that it's worth easily twice the price.

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good quality Super Price

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from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

I've been using this package for about a year. I'm completely satisfied. I started home recording 35 years ago. This mic/pre combo into my DAW is sweet. With proper recording technique and a reasonably quiet room you can get outstanding results with this package.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

If you're looking for a whole lot of preamp on a tight budget, you'll see where this popular product gets its name. Affordability and performance make the Audio Buddy one of the most popular mic preamps in home recording today. You get professional microphone support along with line inputs impedance-matched for ideal performance with electric guitar and bass. Simply put, the Audio Buddy is a workhorse mic preamp that sounds great and won't hurt your budget.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Deal!!!!!

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from Sandwich, Il

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

I purchesed a MXL 604 2 weeks before I bought this package. I was going back to get another MXL604 (which has great quality) to use for my overhead mic's on the drums. Then saw this deal with the Audio Buddy! I figured that for the price of the audio buddy only is worth it, plus I add not only a 2nd condensor mic but also a vocal mic. I have used these in my last two recordings and the sound is soooooo great. I need to get off of my but and pick up another one before its to late. Overall This is a great deal and you will get good results from this product. Get it now before they disapear!

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(32 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

More for the $

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from Macomb, MI

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

I've done a lot of recording in studios and finally decided to build my own. I bout this package because it looked like a good deal. For what i paid, I cannot complain. The clearity on the vocals (990), and the crisp ness of the guitar(991)is not all that bad for the money. Of course there is always something better, but for starters these mics do not lead you wrong. I reccomend getting these if you're are short on cash.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Package Of The Year

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from Parma Heights, Ohio

Comments about M-Audio MXL 990/991 and Audio Buddy Package:

I own both microphones and the M-AudioBuddy, but I paid way more. The M-Audio preamp was 79.99 & the MXL 990/991 microphone package was 99.99, so this is really good deal.The M-Audio Buddy is an ultra quiet totally transparent ,workhorse ,mic preamp, & direct box. Clean & simple gain, it totally compliments these 2 mics.The MXL microphones are both great quality ,& well built . The MXL 991 is a silky little gem, for close guitar miking, or over a drum kit. The MXL 990, I mainly use for vocals & acoustic guitar, with a wind screen, nice details in the highs, a fairly flat midrange,& good bass. Sensitivity is excellent. Guitar Center always has such great deals, it's the best music store ever.

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