MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

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MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

Post by ScottSmith14 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:04 pm

On episode 100 of Better Podcasting Stephan shocked the podcasting world by briefly using a condenser microphone. I thought I would do a quick review of the MXL Genesis Heritage Edition tube condenser microphone which I used on one of our episodes.

Pros: The best sounding microphone on the planet. It certainly provides warmth and clarity.
My studio is acoustically treated so I didn't have a problem with echo. It sounded slightly better than my RE-20. Typical podcast listeners probably couldn't tell the difference. Testing noise from the next room over, this microphone was comparable to the RE-320.
I know SP says looks aren't important in a microphone. That being said this is a very good-looking microphone.

Cons: This is also probably the largest microphone on the planet. It was very hard to see my computer screen. It has about a 5 x 5" box that connects the microphone and your interface which takes up desk space. This microphone is expensive. There are lots of other dynamic microphone options that cost less.

I did return the microphone but I'm glad I used it for one of our episodes.
Here is a sample: https://soundcloud.com/w-scott-smith-906396664/018-mxl
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Re: MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

Post by StephenJondrew » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm

Hey Scott, thanks for posting. Do you by chance have a the raw wav? I'd love to hear it higher quality :)
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Re: MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

Post by StephenJondrew » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm

AND WOW - that is big!
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Re: MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

Post by ScottSmith14 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:32 pm

StephenJondrew wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 pm
Hey Scott, thanks for posting. Do you by chance have a the raw wav? I'd love to hear it higher quality :)
Unfortunately no. I pulled that mp3 off the actual episode.

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Re: MXL Genesis HE Tube Condenser Mic

Post by StephenJondrew » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:17 am

Ahh - np - just was curious. :D
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