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MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red)

B&H # MXTEMPOKR Mfr # TEMPO KR
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You Pay: $75.84
Product Highlights
  • USB Output to Computer
  • Headphone Output for Monitoring
  • Ideal for Singing and Speech
  • USB Powered
  • Includes Desktop Tripod Stand
  • Apple iPad Compatible
  • Mac & Windows OS

The MXL Tempo USB Condenser Microphone features a stylish profile and equally attractive sound. The Tempo features a USB output for direct connection to any Mac or Windows OS computer. Enjoy direct vocal and speech recording in podcast, music production, and communication applications. The Tempo is an ideal choice for use with an Apple iPad and also features a headphone output for monitoring (headphones not included). The Tempo is shipped with a desktop tripos stand, USB cable and stand mount.

iPad compatible
Windows and Mac OS compatible
Ideal for vocals and podcasts
Built-in high fidelity headphone jack
Great for web or video chats
Stylish finish
Type USB Condenser Microphone
Frequency Response 40Hz - 18kHz
Sampling Rate 44.1kHz - 48kHz
USB USB 1.1 and 2.0 compatible
A/D Converter 16-Bit Delta Sigma with THD+N - 0.01%
Output 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone jack / USB
Sensitivity -47dB re 1v/Pa
Power Supply USB Powered
Compatibility Windows & Mac OS
Dimensions 1.85 x 7.5" (47 x 190mm)
Weight 0.65 lb (280g)
MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red)
  • Tripod Stand
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • USB Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    MXLTempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red)
     
    4.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (9)
      • Home studio (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great sound in a compact package

      I primarily use this mic when I record screencasts for trainings, software demonstrations, and when doing video game commentary. I really like the voice quality and I don't have that great of...Read complete review

      I primarily use this mic when I record screencasts for trainings, software demonstrations, and when doing video game commentary. I really like the voice quality and I don't have that great of "radio voice" but this mic helps smooth out some of the rough edges of my voice. I was surprised how sturdy this mic is compared too the images in the product description. It is an all-metal housing and the grill covering the mic is actually wire mesh, which I though was only cloth at first. The included USB cable is about 8 feet long so you have plenty of room to move this about. I haven't tried using the built-in monitor jack because I find it distracting when recording. We use MXL Micmate USB to XLR adapters and MXL condenser mics so I was originally going to purchase a different mic and the Micmate. I saved money by buying the Tempo and have the same results with less equipment.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good quality recording - latency issues

      This mic works well for doing voice over work but if you are trying to use the "real time" monitor feature forget it! The volume is VERY low. I had to...Read complete review

      This mic works well for doing voice over work but if you are trying to use the "real time" monitor feature forget it! The volume is VERY low. I had to use earbuds and a headphone amp to have it work sufficiently. If you don't mind terrible latency then it has more volume. MXL support was no help and very rude.

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      5.0

      Best mix ever

      By Almightyvirgo

      from Chicago

      Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

      I love my my gear . The service was fast I got my mic it's great it sound good I made a right pick thanks a lot . I going to tell my friend to shop with this company

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      3.0

      Good quality recording - latency issues

      By Manfred

      from Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

        This mic works well for doing voice over work but if you are trying to use the "real time" monitor feature forget it! The volume is VERY low. I had to use earbuds and a headphone amp to have it work sufficiently. If you don't mind terrible latency then it has more volume. MXL support was no help and very rude.

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        4.0

        low price / works great

        By Voice Over Chick

        from New York City

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

            Needed a traveling mic for voice over auditions that was also inexpensive. It has a clean sound that's got some depth to it, and is great at eliminating mouth noise. So far am very pleased with it. Not sure if I would use it to record a full session as it lacks the richness you get from a studio mic, but it would be fine for something like a podcast.

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            4.0

            Great starting mic

            By Brian

            from Manassas, VA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

            This is actually my first condenser mic purchase. I'm experienced with them but have never owned one myself. For a USB-powered deal, combined with its rather nice price, you can't do much better.

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            5.0

            AMAZING

            By AJ

            from New York, NY

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

              Studio quality recording for $ . I am no professional by any means, and the sound quality that I am able to pull out of this mic is remarkable. It sometimes sounds better than professional recordings I listen to in my favorite songs (I use this for acoustic guitar recording).

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              4.0

              Easy to use, great quality

              By MK

              from New York City

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                  I'm not an expert, so I appreciated how easy this mic is to work with. Easy to assemble, easy to connect. I haven't worked with it much yet, but the sound quality, as far as I can tell from my experimental recordings, is terrific.

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                  5.0

                  Great for recording with an iPad.

                  By Acoustic Ed

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                    I was looking for a decent mic to use with my iPad for field recording of acoustic instruments and voices. I run a old-time acoustic jam and the iPad allows me to do minor editing on the spot. Had been using conventional xlr mics patched in through the earphone/mic jack, but was getting noise from the jack and background hum which was unacceptable.
                    In shopping around, the MXL Tempo was the best value of mics which work with the iPad camera connection kit USB adapter.
                    The mic works as advertised, right out of the box. No hum, even at high input levels, which means that instruments don't have to be right up on the mic, potentially bumping into it. The on- board earphone jack is handy, but the normal earphone jack on the iPad gives the best proof of recording quality since it is the true output.
                    All around good product. MXL has a winner.

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                    5.0

                    Works AWESOME!!

                    By M.C.-X

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                      This mic works great I am a local up and coming rap artist and I gotta say this mic is very clear and worth purchasing! I have made several songs since all of which sound VERY HIGH QUALITY and STUDIO QUALITY EVEN! .............But yes this mic is very much worth investing in and a very good price to find as well!

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                      5.0

                      Great sound in a compact package

                      By cmdrsuitcheck

                      from Logan, UT

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy mic stand

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Podcasting
                      • Screencasts

                      Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                      I primarily use this mic when I record screencasts for trainings, software demonstrations, and when doing video game commentary. I really like the voice quality and I don't have that great of "radio voice" but this mic helps smooth out some of the rough edges of my voice. I was surprised how sturdy this mic is compared too the images in the product description. It is an all-metal housing and the grill covering the mic is actually wire mesh, which I though was only cloth at first. The included USB cable is about 8 feet long so you have plenty of room to move this about. I haven't tried using the built-in monitor jack because I find it distracting when recording. We use MXL Micmate USB to XLR adapters and MXL condenser mics so I was originally going to purchase a different mic and the Micmate. I saved money by buying the Tempo and have the same results with less equipment.

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      awesome!

                      By ogronc

                      from silver city,NM

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                        I'm jus starting out recording I found this bundle and decided to take a chance and I'm glad I did! Picks up sound quality like no other Mic I've used and the color is jus another plus everything that came in the bundle is awesome great buy for the price!

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Voice recording at a great price!

                        By Aresteele

                        from Brockton, MA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                          I bought this for doing commentary over my videogame footage. It definately helps amplify my voice over some of the more ambient effects within the games I play. You definately need to be in an all quiet room though because this mic will pick up almost everything around you. It works great while combining it with my headset and the built in headset jack really helps for when you want to listen to feedback on your own recordings.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          NICE QUALITY

                          By Jota Bé

                          from San Juan, PR

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about MXL TempoKR USB Condenser Microphone (Black & Red):

                            Its perfect for podcasting and voiceovers.

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                            • You Pay: $28.64
                             

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                            Mount your microphone on a stand.

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                            • You Pay: $8.95
                             

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                            Shockmounts

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                            Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

                            MXL -  MXL-USM001 Universal Basket-Style Shock Mount
                            • You Pay: $49.95
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