01.12.2009 03:15 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Shure offers professional USB microphones for podcasting

One of the world’s largest makers of microphones, Shure, entered the world of podcasting last week at CES by introducing two new professional microphones and a signal adapter for adapting existing mics.

Shure unveiled three new products — the PG27USB and PG42USB Side Address Condenser Microphones and the X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter. The microphones connect professional-caliber Shure microphones to any USB computer port with plug-and-play performance.

The cardioid condenser microphones feature built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency and monitor mix control, enabling users to instantly hear what they’re recording through headphones and make adjustments on-the-go.

The PG27USB features a flat, neutral frequency response for natural reproduction of a wide variety of instrument and vocal sound sources. The PG42USB was specifically engineered to reproduce the subtle nuances of lead vocals. The large diaphragm allows for higher sensitivity to clearly reproduce refined performances. The low-cut filter and external shock-mount further optimize performance for vocals.

Finally, the Shure X2u Adapter is a modular accessory that connects any XLR microphone to a computer to create better-than-CD quality recordings.

All three products will be available this spring.

For more information, visit www.shure.com.

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