MXL Stories October 5

expiredMXL 440 Multi-Purpose Condenser Mic matches an Amazon low at $30 (Reg. $50)

Amazon is offering the MXL 440 Multi-Purpose Studio Condenser Microphone for $29.99 shipped. Currently matched at B&H. That’s $40 under the original price, $20 below the going rate, and the best price we could find. It also matches the Amazon all-time low. If you’re looking to upgrade your setup with an interface and move away from USB mics, this can be a nice starter option. It can also be an affordable way of adding some extra mics to your growing live multi-tracking setup. It will generally work well for vocals, instruments, or even as some extra room mics around the drum kit. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

MXL Stories March 5

expiredMXL Large Capsule Condenser Mic matching Amazon low at $58 shipped (Reg. $70)

Amazon is offering the MXL V67G Large Capsule Condenser Microphone for $57.80 shipped. That’s more than 40% below the original listing, about $12 under the regular $70 price tag at B&H and the best we can find. Rated 4+ stars from over 350 Amazon customers.

MXL Stories December 10, 2014

MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone $60 shipped (orig. $170)

Amazon is offering the MXL 770 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for $59.99 shipped (“Arrives before Christmas”). Thats $110 under the original listing, $5 under Guitar Center’s used price and the best we can find.

An affordable option for podcasting and home music recording, the 770 has a “high quality” FET preamp and comes with a shock mount and carrying case. It requires phantom power so you’ll need an audio interface to use it (unlike say a USB mic from Blue). But it is also more affordable than most USB options of a similar quality right now.

Features:

  • Gold-sputtered, 6-micron, low distortion diaphragm
  • FET preamp with balanced output
  • Switchable bass cut and -10dB pad
  • Legendary MXL sonic characteristics
  • Comes with shock mount and rugged carrying case

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 140 Amazon customers. Keep an eye on Amazon’s Green Monday week sales for deals all week long on production gear and be sure to check out our 2014 gift guide: Making music with your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Product Description

The MXL 770 condenser microphone continues to amaze recording artists all over the world with its incredible price/performance ratio. Singers, especially rappers, love the 770 for its solid bass, as well as its upfront high-end. The MXL 770 even uses a high quality FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. This is a perfect piece for seasoned pros or newbie musicians who want a quality condenser mic that won’t break the bank.

From the Manufacturer

The MXL 770 rocks! The MXL 770 is a big-bodied condenser microphone with a silky up-front high end and a solid low frequency sound – great for recording hard-hitting rap and rock. The MXL 770 has a FET preamp with balanced output for a wide dynamic range. Use the 770 for vocals, instruments and broadcast. It gives musicians and vocalists amazing versatility and performance in a budget-friendly, impressive looking piece. The patented MXL 770 Condenser Mic is wired with Mogami for exceptional sound quality.

MXL Stories December 9, 2013

expiredMusic Production Deals: Native Instruments DJ controllers up to $120 off, Pro Tools 11 $210 off, headphones, more

We’ve spotted some music production deals today on Amazon rivaling Black Friday discounts on headphones, Dj gear, and home/studio production equipment from names like Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Native Instruments, Avid and others. Amazon has also dropped another $10 off already deeply discount Pro Tools 11, now $210 off the regular asking price.

Also be sure to check out Amazon’s musical lightning deals all day, it is currently offering the Numark Mixtrack II USB DJ Controller with Trigger Pads at 60% off for the next 3 hours only (or until supplies run out).

For more on the best home/studio recording gift ideas for over the holiday season be sure to check out our “Complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac.” We have put together a list of some of today’s most notable deals below:

Avid Pro Tools 11: $490 (Reg. $699) – Speed up mix delivery with faster-than real-time offline bounce / Monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency / Play and edit HD video right in thePro Tools timeline / Polish mixes with over 75 AAX virtual instrument and effects plug-ins

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 DJ Controller: $679 (Reg. $799) – industry-standard 4-deck controller, soundcard, and flagship TRAKTOR software / plug-and-play with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone 

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller: $425 (Reg. $499) – Standard 2-deck controller, soundcard, and flagship TRAKTOR software / plug-and-play with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone 

Native Instruments Maschine Studio: $850 (Reg. $999) – Unprecedented physical control and visual feedback / Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more / Includes MASCHINE 2.0 software, instruments, and new drum synth

MXL USB 007 USB Stereo Condenser Microphone: $100 (Reg. $250) – carrying case, desktop stand, USB cable, and manual / 4.2/5 stars

Sennheiser MM 400-X Wireless Bluetooth Travel Headphones: $138 (Reg. $270) – Allows wireless freedom with Bluetooth 2.1 advanced A2DP profile / Invisible microphone for crystal-clear conversation / Direct cable option for use on airplanes / Two-year warranty

Beyerdynamic T90 New Tesla Audiophile High End Headphone: $480 (Reg. $700) – Tesla technology providing the highest level of efficiency / Headband and ear pads made from velvet microfiber / Includes carrying bag case for protection / Made in Germany. Two year warranty by beyerdynamic USA

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