Great for beginners, this TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Kits from B&H gives you everything you need to record, mix, and edit your own audio productions on your Mac/Windows computer—using the software of your choice.
The kit comes with the TASCAM TM-80 studio condenser microphone, a Polsen XLR-USB-48 USB audio interface, a USB cable to connect the interface to your computer, and a desktop microphone stand.
Also included is a pair of studio headphones to monitor your recordings in comfort.
For singers, rappers, and musicians who need a large-diaphragm studio condenser mic and don't have the funds to go big, the TASCAM TM-80 presents a simple solution. Since it shares design characteristics with pricier mics and has no switches to configure, it offers a blend of quality and ease of use that makes it appealing for home recording. Also included with the mic are a shockmount, tabletop tripod stand, and mic cable, making the TM-80 a complete mic package.
The heart of the mic is its 0.7" aluminum-diaphragm condenser capsule, which produces a hotter output level and wider frequency range than most dynamic mics. Use it on vocals, acoustic instruments, or even guitar/bass speaker cabinets. By utilizing a cardioid polar pattern, the TM-80 is able to capture less room sound and background noise than the omnidirectional mics found in computers and mobile devices. For proper functionality of the TM-80, it should be plugged into to the XLR input of a device that can supply phantom power.
- Traditional side-address design
- Condenser capsule with 0.7" aluminum diaphragm
- Cardioid polar pattern keeps the recording from sounding too ambient
- High sensitivity
- Wide frequency response (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
- XLR output connector
- Requires phantom power (9 to 48 VDC)
- Sturdy die-cast zinc housing
- Includes shockmount, tabletop tripod stand, and XLR cable
The Polsen XLR-USB-48 is a compact and easy-to-use XLR to USB interface that allows users to connect an XLR microphone directly to a computer via the USB port. It’s an ideal tool for singer/songwriters, podcasters, or musicians who need a simple yet high-quality solution for recording with an XLR microphone directly to a laptop or desktop computer.
Connecting the adapter to an XLR microphone and to your computer’s USB port is all that’s needed to start recording. Due to the plug-and-play capability, no drivers are needed and the computer will instantly recognize the adapter, allowing for quick and easy setup. The adapter features selectable phantom power for condenser microphones, and the 3.5mm headphone output allows for input monitoring and playback.
Polsen’s XLR-USB-48 is an all-in-one adapter that allows the musician or podcaster to set up quickly and record high-quality audio easily and affordably.
The black TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand from Auray features a round-cast metal base and has a fixed 5.5" height. It can be used for podcasting, voice-overs, video conferencing, and other home- or project-studio applications.
With five non-slip rubber feet to ensure that the stand doesn't move or shift on smooth or polished surfaces, the desktop microphone stand is designed with a thicker shaft to support heavier condenser microphones. Built with a 5/8"-27 threaded mount, it is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips.
The HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen offer a solution for experiencing rich and natural sound when listening to music through a mobile device or monitoring a podcast on your computer. These headphones can also be used for DJ work, thanks to the swiveling earcups that let you monitor audio while keeping one ear free.
The HPC-A30-MK2's over-ear design isolates the sound and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions in loud environments, such as a club or on the go. The 10' cable also gives you the freedom to move around while working and terminates in a 1/8" TRS stereo plug, which is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. In addition, a stereo 1/4" adapter is included to plug into a stereo or mixing board.