MXL V89

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The MXL V89 sounds as good as it looks.

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Trade shows really haven’t changed much over the years. There is information overload, a lot of walking, bad and expensive food. …kind of like a theme park that can be used as a write-off?

The redeeming part of trade shows, and the reason to attend always comes down to the people and relationships. Products can be sent by UPS, but talking with old friends and meeting people that had only been a voice on the phone is priceless.

That sums up our relationship with MXL. MXL was one of our very 1st supporters back in 2005. I remember the beautiful V69 Mogami, which we still use today in post-production.

Fast forward to 2009 and the InfoComm show here in Orlando. The people are still great and the products just keep getting better.

This show will focus on the beautiful MXL V89 large diaphragm condenser. Inside the cherry wood, velvet-lined box, the XXL size of the mic body reminded me of an old tube friend.

However, the V89 is solid-state all the way. MXL went the extra mile and included a custom-fit, welded mount with a threaded mate to the mic. Dressed in grey and polished silver, it’s an impressive piece on the boom. A foam wind sock was also included, but I didn’t need it.

At 1.26″, this is definitely a Large condenser. The sound is very silky for an FET. It’s amazingly quiet, considering the sensitivity and dynamic range. The proximity effect is there, but it’s more subtle than I would have thought. While silky smooth, the V89 is not boomy.

Before I describe the sound too much, why not tune in and have a listen? I’ve warmed up the phantom power and we’re ready to light up a few hard drive sectors.

Street price at record time – $399

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InfoComm 2009

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The Stealthy design of the MXL AC-404 boundry USB microphone.

Outside, the sweltering Florida Sun beamed down on a huge expanse of buildings that comprise the Orange County Convention Center. Inside the huge halls, it was professional audio and video gear as far as the eye could see.

Just returning from InfoComm 2009, I came across some great audio gear – some new and some that I finally was able to demo in-person.

There were far too many good products to mention, but we will be talking about some of the GREAT gear.

Laura and I are still sorting through thumb drives, pens and business cards along with a very cool little USB boundry mic from our friends at MXL.

Stay tuned – Laura and I will be back on mic with the scoop from this years show.

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Street price at record time – $199

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Classic Cassette Tapes and the Alesis TapeLinkUSB on Video

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I’m almost getting used to that little iSight camera on the iMac. Today, I wanted to show you the TapeLinkUSB, a few classic pro cassettes and have a little fun.

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I’ll let the video do the rest of the talking…

Street price at record time – $199

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MXL R-77 Ribbon Mic – A Video Preview

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Laura has fun with her new Flip UltraHD just as new MXL mics arrive.

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