The new product is exclusively for the home/semi professional computer recording market. The new 'Drive Bay' Meek provides a single super quality recording channel from inside your computer.
Designed as a cost effective, and superior option to using an external mixing desk for gaining mic pre amplification and phantom power, the MicroMeek provides everything needed from inside your computer. It even generates full 48V phantom from the PC's own power supply.
The MQ1 is designed to achieve a certain price point that makes it a viable alternative to an inexpensive mixing desk to the first time quality sound card buyer. The purpose of the product is to bring the quality of entry level recording to a professional level.
An example of this is that pro audio dealers will often sell a sound card with line level inputs, and then be left to supply a microphone and some sort of pre amplification. The majority of customers in this situation go home with an inexpensive 4 channel mixing desk, condenser mic and sound card. The main reason for the desk is to provide pre amplification and phantom power. For the same money, the customer can now go home with the sound card, mic and MQ1, with obvious advantages. The signal path is up to the level of professional pre amps of around £300 (equivalent even to the lower end JOEMEEK range!). Also, all the work is done inside the computer, making the whole product neater, and easier to use.