It goes without saying that every musician and audio professional should have the right gear for the job. That's true even for those of us with tighter budgets, and that's exactly why MXL was founded. The brand is the brainchild of Marshall Electronics, introduced to make high-end mics accessible to hobbyists, small studios and entrepreneurs. That means supporting every kind of setup, so when the musical landscape jumped into the digital realm, MXL USB microphones were quickly added to the lineup. These all-purpose mics can be used for anything from vocals to instruments to speech, so whether you're a musician or a podcaster, there's something for you right here.
Are you still testing the waters of digital recording, and looking for an affordable way to get started? If so, the MXL Tempo USB Condenser Microphone could be for you. It's iPad-compatible, so you can record virtually anywhere. And with its cardioid response pattern, the Tempo works beautifully for vocals. Maybe you already have a microphone, but it's analog and you want to connect it to your digital device - in that case, check out the MXL USB Mic Mate Classic. This super-compact interface and preamp converts 48-volt phantom-powered studio mic and line-level signals to USB in a pinch, so you can easily record on any PC or Mac.
Every microphone in this section can deliver solid performance in a professional setting, but there's one that stands out even more than the others for the most demanding situations: the MXL USB.009 24/96 Digital USB Condenser Microphone. It's got all the hallmarks you'd expect from a high-end analog mic, like a gold diaphragm and 32mm capsule, plus enhanced digital features like zero-latency headphone monitoring. This microphone supports even the older USB 1.1 standard, so it works with any USB-compatible hardware, even early-generation gear.
If you're passionate about sound, then you deserve a great microphone. The truth is as simple as that. Choosing a digital recording platform shouldn't have to mean settling for second-best, and with MXL USB microphones, it definitely doesn't. These mics can compete with the greatest of the competition, digital and analog alike, so it's never been a better time to take advantage of the versatility offered by the latest digital audio tech.