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CINE GEAR 2013: MXL Microphones

You may know Marshall Electronics as providing the standard by which all camera-top or onboard monitors are measured.  However, you might not be aware of their sister company who is rapidly acquiring such a title for itself in the world of Pro Audio.

I’m speaking, of course, of MXL and their broad line of tools for professional audio capture.  Scott Krueckeberg of MXL breaks down some of their latest models including the only USB ribbon microphone and their brand new portable wireless solution which is perfect for HDSLR production.  Here are just some of the microphones Krueckeberg showed us.



  • The first USB microphone to record at 24 bits/96 kHz
  • Large 32mm capsule for outstanding sound quality
  • Perfect for high-quality vocals and podcasts
  • Headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring
  • Free software for easy multitrack recording




  • The world’s first USB ribbon microphone
  • Warm, mellow sound that’s great for podcasts
  • CD/DVD-quality recordings that sound professional
  • Headphone jack for zero-latency monitoring
  • Distinctive design of a classic ribbon microphone



  • Ultra High Frequency from 566.25 – 589.75
  • 64 channel selections. (4 groups x 16 channels)
  • Easy access/change group and channel dials
  • LED lights indicate different channel groups
  • Long transmission range: up to 280m in line of sight
  • Long battery life (2x AA)
  • Wide frequency response from 40Hz to 18KHz


For more information on these and all of the other great products from MXL, go to their website at