From source to mouth
From source to mouth
Mackie has released its first range of microphones
Consisting of the EM-89D dynamic vocal, EM-91C large-diaphragm condenser and the EM-USB condenser microphones, the EleMent series is Mackie’s first venture into microphone production. The EM-89D is a dynamic handheld microphone featuring a cardioid polar pattern ideally suited for stage use in addition to studio recording. The EM-91C adds warmth to vocals but can also be applied to musical instruments, live streaming, voiceovers and other forms of content creation. The EM-USB condenser has been designed for recording, live streaming, podcasts and online content creation, bypassing the need for a separate audio interface. With direct connection to a laptop via the USB-C cable, the EM-USB is further equipped with an integrated headphone output and controls for main input gain and mute.
Designed for home studios, multimedia content creation, AV postproduction and gaming, Mackie has expanded the CR Series of multimedia monitors with the CR3-X 3-inch, CR4-X 4-inch and CR5-X 5-inch models. Bluetooth-enabled versions are available in the form of the CR3-XBT, CR4-XBT, CR5-XBT and CR8-XBT monitors in addition to the CR8S-XBT Bluetooth-enabled subwoofer. Housed in wooden cabinets, the CR Series comprises polypropylene-coated woofers, 0.75-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk-dome tweeters and customised waveguides. The distinctive front-panel, brushed metal design incorporates an on/off volume control and headphone input. Equipped with ¼-inch TRS and RCA connectors, the 200W-rated CR8S-XBT subwoofer provides extended LF response to any CR Series monitor. Included in the package are speaker-to-speaker cables, 1/8-inch-to-stereo RCA cables, smartphone cabling and acoustic isolation pads designed to minimise bass buildup in addition to up/down tilt control for more focused listening.
In addition, the US manufacturer has also launched four new product bundles for podcasters and home studio setups. The Producer Bundle includes EleMent Series condenser and dynamic microphones, MC-100 headphones and an Onyx Producer 2.2 USB interface. Designed for streamers, content creators and podcasters, the Creator Bundle combines an EM-USB microphone, MC-100 headphones and CR3-X multimedia monitor speakers. The central hub of the Studio Bundle is the Big Knob studio monitor controller | interface that provides selection from three audio sources and two pairs of monitor speakers, while providing two-in/two-out USB recording and playback. Monitoring can be enabled from either a pair of CR3-X speakers or MC-100 headphones, while an EM-91C condenser or EM-89D dynamic vocal microphone can be selected for capture. The Performer Bundle comprises a ProFX6v3 analogue mixer, two EM-89D microphones and MC-100 headphones.