A tube mic with fantastic flexibility and
Release Date: Planned for second half
This is the mic we've been
anxious to tell everyone about!
Our new patent pending capsule mounting
system incorporated in Compass allows for communication
of multiple pickup pattern signals between the
microphone body and capsules. This is a new and exciting
approach for a tube mic with interchangeable capsules because
it allows obtaining multiple sonic characters from each capsule.
You can select from cardioid, Omni, figure 8 patterns, and 6
other "intermediate" patterns using a dial on the power
As a result of how the output from two
diaphragms in each capsules interact, each pattern selection
position produces a slightly different tone. There is no
noise from switching the patterns on the dial and the pattern
and sound gradually change within about 2 to 3 seconds to the
We are initially including two capsules
with the mic; General purpose and Vocal. The vocal
capsule has its electrical contacts on the side of the
diaphragms as opposed to the center of the diaphragm which is
the norm. This allows the full surface of the diaphragm to vibrate
which produces a very rich tone with slightly less emphasis on
highs. This helps with sibilance issues sometimes encountered
with tube mics. There are plans for very unique additional
capsules for this mic which will be available in the near future.
Compass uses a 12ax7 tube and comes with two capsules, aluminum
carrying case, power adapter, power cables, shock mount, foam
wind screen, and a soft pouch.
We will release more information and
specifications regarding compass and a plan to pre-order from
the first production batch at a discounted price soon. Please
visit this page for updates.
MSRP: Around $500 - To be determined
See the "demo videos" page for demonstration