MXL USB Mic Mate - Preamp and USB Interface

MXL USB Mic Mate - Preamp and USB Interface

MXL USB Mic Mate - Preamp and USB Interface

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  • Mobile Recording
  • Podcasting
  • Phantom Power

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  • 1Description

the USB Mic Mate from MXL is a pocket-sized microphone preamp that features a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (44.1 and 48.0kHz) while also providing 48V phantom power to condenser microphones directly from a computer's USB port.

The preamp/USB interface is no-hassle solution for mobile recording, podcasting and garage bands.

USB microphone preamp
Supplies 48V phantom power for use with condenser microphones
Plug and record with any software - no special drivers required
Fully balanced, low-noise analog front end
Three-stage analog gain control
Heavy-duty diecast metal construction
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MXL USB Mic Mate - Preamp and USB Interface
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Channels Single
    Inputs 1 x XLR
    Output 1 x USB
    Phantom Power 48V
    Multi Function Analog-to-digital converter - 16-bit @ 44.1 and 48kHz
    Gain Range Low-medium-high (switchable)
    Maximum Output Level Not applicable
    Frequency Response Not specified by manufacturer
    Noise Not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.75 x 0.85(OD)" (146 x 22mm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Specialties No special drivers required
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    USB Mic Mate - Preamp and USB Interface is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from clean & easy! I record professional voice overs, and needed an easy way to deliver phantom power to my mic while traveling. The Mic Mate not only delivers the power, but also offers a clean preamp as well.It's small size is perfect for traveling, and once I configured my software to recognize it as a USB connection, it was plug-and-play.On top of all of that, it's $
    Date published: 2010-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a temporary home studio Used this with a condenser mic to set up a quick home studio. It works as expected and the audio signal was not adversely affected in any way that I could tell. On a windows laptop, it worked for us the instant it was plugged in. I appreciate the simplicity!
    Date published: 2010-07-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice and convenient I use it with my laptop under 64-bit Windows 7. Almost plug-n-play, did not encounter any problems. With my AT2035 mic, the sound quality is very, very good. I could not hear any noise mentioned by some previous reviewers. Extremely compact and light weight. Actually you can easily put it in your pocket. Hence great for out-door and travel activities. As others mentioned, buyers have to prepare USB and XLR cables by themselves. If you don't have an XLR, you'd better order one from internet 'cause they are much cheaper than *.With its low price, I think it perfect for someone like me who just started recording and look for some reliable, easy-to-use, convenient, and no-noise converters at reasonable price.
    Date published: 2013-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great BUT for condenser mics only Buyer ... be(a)ware. I made the mistake of overlooking the fact that this is for use with CONDENSER MICS ONLY. I have a dynamic mic that I wanted to use to go into my laptop computer without using a preamp. Wrong! I am still using a preamp BUT I AM able to use the USB capability therefore bypassing the sound card of the computer (which was not giving me the quality I needed). It's working great now ... but, again, only by going through a preamp.
    Date published: 2008-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Solution Recently I upgraded computers and my old mic preamp is not supported by Windows 7. The USB Mic Mate solved the problem at a reasonable cost. It was truly plug-and-play. Audio quality is excellent with my microphone. The small size of this device gave me back a large chunck of desk space taken up by my old preamp.
    Date published: 2010-12-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very noisy and useless to me I gave it two stars because in a pinch you could use it, but mine is very noisy. I tried it with two different mics on two different PCs using two different sets of cables. Cannot get rid of the very high noise floor.
    Date published: 2014-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! Plug it and there you go! One piece, three different volume settings and a well fit metal design. Just be sure to open your software when connected not after.
    Date published: 2011-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! We have a hearing impaired student who needs to use transcription software for a class. To isolate the instructor's voice, we used this Mic Mate to run a wireless mic receiver into a laptop.
    Date published: 2017-08-30
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