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Construction Type: FET transformerless condenser
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity: -37 dBv
Max SPL: 134 dB at 0.5% THD
Self noise: < 17dB A weighted
Output Impedance: 250 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: > 1000 ohms
Power requirements: 48v Phantom power
Included accessories: Soft Pouch, Heavy duty clip
Mic with Cardioid capsule:
Omni and Super Carioid capsules: 7/1/2012
Atmosphere is a
small diaphragm condenser with a sound that rivals many large
diaphragm studio condensers. The rugged and convenient
exterior, and the built in pop filter allow
quick and easy setup for a variety of vocal and acoustic
The sonic qualities of Atmosphere are partially
due to the advanced 4 transistor FET amplifier circuit
incorporated in the mic which make it sensitive, responsive, and
capable of capturing the entire audio frequency range. Unlike
dynamic mics which mainly pickup the sound source that is close
to them, due to its higher sensitivity, this microphone can
capture the ambiance along with the primary sound source close
While recording sound samples, atmosphere became
one of our favorite “go to” mics due to its versatility,
sound quality, and ease of use.
suitable for a widely variety of applications both in studio and on
stage. Aside from the obvious vocal applications, it produces
excellent results for drum overheads , percussion sources, and
acoustic instruments such as guitars, upright bass, and strings.
Due to its 20 Hz to 20kHz frequency response, it is perfectly
suitable for full band live stereo pair recordings, or as a room mic.
Atmosphere shares the head grill and body
construction with our RT-1. A road worthy simple and elegant
design, with virtually nothing breakable on the exterior.
The 22mm capsule used has a tight cardioid
pattern and it is interchangeable to allow use of other capsules
with special sound characteristics which will be available in
the near future.
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
Release Date: Currently Shipping
We have always been fans of sonic clarity
and it certainly helps in making a track stand out in the mix. In
the old analog days, when everything was missing some high
frequencies, you could add some highs to your EQ to make a track . In
today's digital clarity age, adding highs via EQ can make
things sound thin and brittle.
What if you had a mic with a response curve
that peaks outside the hearing range and the closer the
frequencies get to the limit of 20 Kilo Hertz, the more more
responsive the mic would be? It would certainly add a feeling of
openness and heightened presence, and with the peak outside the hearing range, it would not add any "metallic" flavor
to the the sound.
The above thinking is the philosophy behind
Hype. It is a simple and affordable mic with extreme clarity.
If you want a track to jump out and grab the attention of the
listener, Hype is the answer. It is linear up to 10 kHz, but
above that, the response keeps increasing in a subtle way. With the peak outside the audible range, no particular
frequency sounds emphasized. The result is full
sounding recordings that are very lively and "present" sounding.
We will release more information and
specifications regarding Hype and a plan to pre-order from the
first production batch at a discounted price soon. Please visit
this page for updates.
and specifications are subject to change without notice.