The 770 by MXL is easy to use for both beginners and pros.
This sturdy small-diaphragm studio condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern is ideal for both single and multiple voice recordings. While being a great choice for voice recording, the 770 is also good for capturing instruments such as pianos, strings, or brass. It brings affordability and quality.
Features a cardioid polar pattern making it ideal for both single and multiple voice recording
Top-notch audio quality for voice or instrumental recordings
Can have a tendency to catch background noises and wind so a good pop filter is recommended
The MXL 770 Mic is from the company MXL Mics. They are a division of the well-known audio brand, Marshall Electronics. This company manufactures not only microphones but also a range of audio products like cables and pro A/V.
Their audio products are suitable for recording songs, making movies, or doing live broadcasts for either professional, hobbyists, or musicians. They feature a lot of artists on their website and they also host giveaways to their consumers monthly.
All of their products are high quality yet very affordable. Here is a list of all its features:
It is a pressure gradient condenser microphone
Has a cardioid polar pattern
Its capsule size is 22mm/.87 in. and has a 6 micron gold-sputtered diaphragm
Has a frequency range of 30 Hz – 20 kHz
Max SPL 137 dB and S/N ration of 74 dB
6 dB/octave @ 150Hz high pass filter
20 dB equivalent noise and 150 ohms output impedance
This mic is internally wired with Mogami cable
Capsule Size: 22mm/.87 in.
Comes with an MXL 70 high-isolation shock mount and a rugged storage case for portability
48V phantom power requirement (not included)
Elegant matte black finish and black grill
Its dimensions are 59 mm x 158 mm/ 2.32 in. x 6.22 in. and weighs 1 lb.
This MXL Cardioid Condenser Microphone is without a doubt a high-quality microphone. It is certainly a must-have for any aspiring musicians or even professional ones.
Easy to use which makes it suitable for beginners
Very clear and crisp sound
An extremely sensitive and versatile microphone
Has a sturdy construction and is built to last
The hard case is comes with is high quality and protects the microphone thanks to the soft foam padding inside
Great audio quality despite the big price tag
Like in any other great product, the MXL has its downsides too.
There is a tendency or air getting into the diaphragm which can cause moisture and unwanted wind sounds
The manual that comes with the microphone is not that detailed
The quality of the shock mount is subpar
It can capture background noises so you may need to have some sort of way to block noises in your room or studio
It comes with a lot of accessories such as a 48V phantom power supply adapter, a ball-type anti-wind foam cap, pop filter, suspension boom scissor arm stand, an XLR male to female cable, and a table mount clamp. This set can save you a lot of money as it is a lot cheaper than the MXL 770.
If you are looking for a microphone that is more suited for instruments such as a guitar and drums, the Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic might just be the perfect choice for you. This dynamic microphone is professional-grade and has a 5 position ball roll-off switch which makes it very flexible to use in any type of situation. It is also said to be the best all-around dynamic mic on the market.
This cardioid condenser microphone is a versatile microphone that lets you record clear audio, whether it is vocals or instruments. It has a simple design and a very sturdy build. It also comes with a shock mount and a hard storage case that you will find very useful.