Keep your budget low and get a great setup for podcasting, livestreaming, voice recording, songwriting, conferencing, or producing music at home or on the go with Mackie’s latest line of USB microphones, headphones, and accessories, now at B&H. Thanks to stunningly simple plug-and-play operation and quality components, this gear from Mackie aims you straight for success, no matter your recording experience.
For those looking to expend the smallest number of dollars while upgrading your sound for e-meetings, YouTube video production, or voice-over work, consider the EM-91CU, a foolproof USB condenser mic with no configuration required; just plug it into your computer and start using your favorite chat or audio software. The EM-91CU relies on a traditional cardioid polar pattern to capture your voice cleanly with less ambience and background noise than the omnidirectional mics found in most computers and mobile devices. Since it runs at 16-bit/48 kHz, you can be confident that it will be compatible with all sorts of programs and apps.
Offering upgraded Onyx mic preamp circuitry and expanded versatility to handle anything from solo vocal tracking to stereo capture and two-person interviews with even better sonic performance, the Carbon USB mic is equipped to serve singers, songwriters, gamers, content creators, narrators, and more. Its capable feature set—five selectable polar patterns, a headphone jack, and built-in controls for mic gain, headphone volume, and mute—makes optimizing your recording and monitoring levels hassle free.
The Chromium USB microphone combines the same upgraded Onyx mic preamp circuitry used in the Carbon with an integrated 2-channel mixer designed for direct connection of instruments and stereo line sources, establishing the Chromium as an attractive solution for musicians and producers, as well as content creators and livestreamers. So, plug in headphones and hook up a guitar or keyboard and even your smartphone, then use the easy controls to tweak the levels while watching the onboard metering. The Chromium also offers four polar patterns and a blend control to adjust the monitor mix between the direct input signal and the USB return.
Each of the aforementioned EleMent Series USB mics includes a powerful software package featuring Avid Pro Tools | First, an elementary version of the industry-standard Pro Tools DAW, and Waveform OEM, an award-winning music production workstation from Traktion. With those two software titles alone, you’ll be able to record, edit, and mix creatively and efficiently in no time.
Complete your recording rig with Mackie’s new studio accessories, including the comfortable MC-100 closed-back, custom-driver headphones, the PF-100 plosive-reducing pop screen, and the DB-100 mic boom for desk-mounted mic positioning just like in professional radio stations.