Aphex is now shipping the Microphone X, announced at this year's NAMM show in January and described as a high-quality cardioid condenser USB microphone that comes complete with integrated analog processing including optical compression and Aphex's famous Aural Exciter and Big Bottom, and HeadPod 4 technology.
A spokesperson told us, "The Microphone X is configured to put all of the key analog processing used for recording the voice before the conversion to digital, thereby ensuring the best possible recording quality. And all of this processing power is controllable, with input trim, headphone output level and individual controls for the Aural Exciter and Big Bottom levels. Each of the processors has its own on/off control. Users record a perfectly optimized signal right into their DAW via USB. No other USB microphone combines this feature set. The Aphex Microphone X puts everything users need to make exceptional sounding spoken-word and vocal music recordings right at their fingertips."
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