Mojave Audio – The MA-101fet

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When accuracy counts. The MA-101fet small diaphragm condenser from Mojave Audio.

Most of you are familiar with large diaphrapm condenser microphones. Small diaphragm condensers don’t always get the same attention …especially in project studios.

After trying out the Mojave Audio MA-301fet, I thought it would be interesting to try their MA-101fet (small capsule). Early (very small) pencil type condensers were considered acoustic measurement devices. Today, this type of microphone has a much broader range of use, capturing precise location recordings and instruments with high sound pressure levels.

The most interesting aspect of VO and speech work with a small capsule is that brisk and crispy sound. Borrowing electronics from their popular MA-201fet and capsules from the MA-100 (tube model), Mojave Audio has created a unique solid state microphone. Precision without breaking the bank.

Included with the MA-101fet is a mount, swapable cardioid/omni capsules and a mini flight case. In the world of ‘small’ condensers, this little mic has made a big name for being versatile and a great value.

Click the play button and hear the MA-101fet for yourself!

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DreamBass – Enermax USB Audio Interface

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Fun and functional! The DreamBass USB amplifier. The tube that isn’t.

At Studio1A, we have been using Enermax products for years, keeping our laptops cool. Now, it’s time to have fun!

Based on the VIA VT1620A chipset and a USB interface, your eyes may do a double-take when first glancing at the DreamBass. Ultra small, the DreamBass might look like a small vacuum tube plugged into your laptop or desktop. Look closer. It’s actually a small SMD circuit board mounted vertically in a see through capsule. Recording and playback (via two 3.5mm in/out jacks) is 16 or 24-bit, up to 96kHz. At home with Windows, Mac and most Linux operating systems, I simply plugged it in and started listening. This little device just works, looking cool with a flashing blue LED indicating audio. I would have liked a nice amber glow instead, but we’re talking about a sub $30 (estimated USA price at post time) sound interface.

The clincher is that it sounds pretty good. The slight bass boost is not unpleasant. All in all, this is the most fun I’ve had with a consumer interface in a long time.

Check out the DreamBass from Enermax!

Drop me an email with your own MP3 file and we’ll do our best to put you ‘on-the-air’.
mark [at] newmediagear [dot] com

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