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MXL 4000 Blizzard Limited Edition Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone

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The MXL 4000 Multi-Pattern is a condenser microphone designed around a Class-A discrete FET mic amp specially chosen to match its large diaphragm capsule. This one is a reissue with a white chassis and a blue LED that glows when phantom power is present. The capsule itself has been sized and tuned to provide a silky and airy top end with a full, wa...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The MXL 4000 Multi-Pattern is a condenser microphone designed around a Class-A discrete FET mic amp specially chosen to match its large diaphragm capsule. This one is a reissue with a white chassis and a blue LED that glows when phantom power is present. The capsule itself has been sized and tuned to provide a silky and airy top end with a full, warm midrange reminiscent of vintage microphones. Hand selected internal components create a sound that enhances both vocal and instrument performances.

Using the Polar Patterns
To take advantage of the versatility of the MXL 4000's polar patterns, here are some miking tricks of the pros.

Figure-8
Figure-8 mics pick up sound equally well from front and rear. So, if you're looking for a rich vocal sound with the added ambience of room tone to add depth and spaciousness, use the figure-8 pattern and have your vocalist sing into one side while the other picks up the reflections of the room. Only do this if you have a good-sounding room. You can also use the figure-8 pattern for isolation from other instruments. For example, if you're miking drums and want to give the hi-hat its own track, position the MXL 4000 so that the side of the figure-8, where rejection is greatest, is pointing towards the snare while the front or rear of the mix faces the hat. Do the same if you're recording a singer-guitarist who's playing an acoustic while singing. You need two figure-8 mics for this one. Position the vocal mic so that the side is facing the guitar, and the guitar mic so that the side of the figure-8 points towards the singer's mouth. Now both singer and guitar are isolated. Again, make sure you do this in a room that sounds good, because the back side of the mic will be picking up the room.

Omni
In many cases, the least used, but best-sounding of all the polar patterns. Omni has very little off-axis coloration, which means that sounds entering the sides of the mic sound just as good as sounds entering the front. If you have a great-sounding room, by all means, try omni before anything else. Omni gives your recordings the impression of being in the room with the sound. It also works very well as the "mid" mic in Mid-Side stereo recording.

Cardioid
This is the most used pattern. It's basically point and shoot, but keep in mind that you can use its rear-rejection to your advantage, or by turning the mic slightly away from the source, you can use it's off-axis response to tame sharp transients. Aside from straight-ahead recording, most people us the cardioid pattern is the "mid" mic in Mid-Side stereo recording.

Requires phantom power.

Features

Audio
  • Analog or digital: Analog
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 130 dB
  • Connectivity: XLR
Pattern and type
  • Capsule: Condenser
  • Polar pattern: Multi-pattern
  • Type: Mounted
  • Applications: Studio
  • Diaphragm size: Large diaphragm
  • Switches: Low-cut, -10dB pad
  • Phantom power required: Yes (48V)
Size and weight
  • Width: 2.3"
  • Height: 9.4"
  • Weight: 1.6 lb.
Included accessories
  • Case: Yes
  • Clip: No
  • Shockmount: Yes
  • Power supply: No
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3 year parts and labor warranty. (MXL990 and MXL991 have a 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty)


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MXL4000 Blizzard Limited Edition Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone
 
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5.0

Great. Affordable Upgrade Of A Microphone

By Stephanie H.

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording
    • Vocal Recording

    Comments about MXL 4000 Blizzard Limited Edition Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone:

    This is the first personal microphone purchase in 11 years and I am so happy with my buy! It fits perfectly with my voice - great low frequency captures, amazing midrange, as well as high. A great microphone for the price!

     
    5.0

    Great mic

    By Jose

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about MXL 4000 Blizzard Limited Edition Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone:

    Over all good purchase and good over all mic

     
    4.0

    Classic MXL Hip-Hop Feel.

    By Mars

    from Jackson, Mississippi

    Pros

    • Brilliant LED lighting
    • Full feel and size
    • GREAT VALUE plus free gift
    • Shockmount awesome
    • Warm & fuzzy classic 90s

    Cons

    • The dark windscreen BLOCKS the LED
    • Would NOT gel with my M-Audio Tube Pre

    Best Uses

    • Harmonies , rich Lows and a sizzling hot top end

    Comments about MXL 4000 Blizzard Limited Edition Multi-Pattern FET Studio Condenser Microphone:

    I like how it completes my booths environmental impact on the performances. A great old school flavor sound and awesome option!

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