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MXL Mics Condenser Microphone, Midnight (MXL990MIDNIGHT)

Color:Midnight Special Edition Midnight! The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaph...

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Work

(9 reviews)
Record

(8 reviews)
Way

(7 reviews)
Deal

(8 reviews)
Price

(17 reviews)
Microphone

(44 reviews)
Sound

(65 reviews)
Quality

(48 reviews)
Product

(16 reviews)
Case

(16 reviews)
Condenser

(18 reviews)
Background noise

(5 reviews)
Self noise

(4 reviews)

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Reviews around work (5.00 of 5)

  • This little inexpensive mic works wonders for those of us who like to play and record music, but cant afford the thousand dollar mics
  • Turns out the good mic works cleanly in both inputs, even at high gain (low VU noise)...
  • I've had this mic for nearly 3 years and it has worked well for me
  • Both microphones work well for acoustic guitars, vocals or anything else you need it for
  • I record raps into FL Studio 9, and this product has work great for starting out.
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Reviews around record (5.00 of 5)

  • It would to a great job recording a group with a single mic
  • I love this Mic it is durable, as well as very clear when recording!!!!!
  • Great quality for the price, If you know your surroundings and know how to get your best recording this mic is perfect
  • Great recording sounds when hooked up in your home studio.
  • This item is great, Has very good recording quality for my small home non professional studio
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Reviews around way (5.00 of 5)

  • Personally, I find myself having to turn the gain up all the way to properly record with
  • Great quality way better than my USB Blue Yeti in certain ways, only thing is the audio gets picked up too easily (background audio) unless I'm not using it right
  • The price is a great way to save for those that are looking for a great sounding mic, and the quality is good.
  • It's a good inexpensive way to record vocals, but I find the sound a bit muddy, and often come back with eq to turn down some of the low-mid frequencies
  • You will like the way the mic picks up the sound and delivers a rich sound.
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Reviews around deal (5.00 of 5)

  • This means a great deal of sound is reflected back and forth between the capsule and headbasket
  • No doubt its sensitive, but its also an amazing mic and deal, dont think just buy
  • If you leave it out, plan to protect it from abuse and being knocked around, as well as from accumulating dust and spit.
  • Read a lot of reviews before I purchased and this was greatest deal.
  • When I received it, it was part of a recording system I purchased and the seller threw it in to sweeten the deal
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Reviews around price (4.65 of 5)

  • The price is right and it's durable enough to put up with improper handling such as small drops or rough plugging/unplugging
  • Overall this mic is great if you looking for a nice condenser mic for a great price
  • The price is right and it's durable enough to put up with improper handling such as small drops or rough plugging/unplugging
  • The price is great, and you get a lot of mic for the money--just as good as mics costing much more.
  • Overall, Good Product - Great Service - Affordable Price.
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Reviews around microphone (4.46 of 5)

  • Just like with any condenser mike it's a good idea to invest in a decent pop filter if you don't want those annoying popping P's in your recordings
  • If you care a lot about the quality of the vocals, or if you need to record loud sounds, I would recommend saving up for a better microphone.
  • This microphone is fine for recording guitar and soft vocals.
  • On the low setting, the microphone would in my opinion be muddy but on the high setting, I can hear a mouse wetting cotton in the next room.
  • Professional microphone and the price is really good for the quality we are receiving
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Reviews around sound (4.10 of 5)

  • It very quickly however developed a really harsh buzz, followed by complete cutting out (no voice transmission at all for a few seconds at a time, followed by a loud popping sound).
  • However, when I'm trying to record a grand piano or loud vocals, the microphone cilps and the sound comes out really fuzzy and distorted.
  • But XLR cables make it impossible for any humming or hissing sounds or disconnections of any kind since they lock in place and never need any toying with
  • as long as it produces great sound, that's all that matters
  • Now I don't have to fidget with those crappy 1/8" cables anymore, and there's never any hissing or annoying humming sounds to worry about
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Reviews around quality (4.04 of 5)

  • Then I hooked it up to the included shock mount and added a pop mic filter (VERY important you use a pop filter because condenser mics are sensitive to moisture from your mouth).The sound quality is far beyond anything I'm used to, but I must confess that I was one of those poor fools who didn't even know what XLR and "phantom power" was -- I only used mics with a USB connection or the 1/8" stereo plug, and they all sound terrible compared to an XLR microphone with 48v phantom power
  • I bought it so I can start recording at my house gret sound and an amazing quality
  • I found the quality of this mic to be very muddy, it sounds like you threw a blanket over the mic after you listen to your recording
  • The sound quality is fantastic and can stand up to professional recordings
  • It has an amazing range of pick-up and the sound quality is superb!
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Reviews around product (3.95 of 5)

  • Overall, Good Product - Great Service - Affordable Price.
  • This product sounds great to me and it helps me make little ditty's
  • Just like with any condenser mike it's a good idea to invest in a decent pop filter if you don't want those annoying popping P's in your recordings
  • Great product, the quality in recording is worth much more than the sticker price.
  • With musical devices, sometimes you just end up with a unit that has manufacturing defects, and unfortunately those people post bad ratings and make it seem like the product itself is to blame.
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Reviews around case (3.92 of 5)

  • Pros:-Very low price for the quality-Very nice looking mic with a good case-Shock mount does what it's supposed to do
  • I use the MXL for my studio no regrets on this one, also came with a nice case very durable...
  • Pros:-Very low price for the quality-Very nice looking mic with a good case-Shock mount does what it's supposed to do
  • But for the money, you are getting a nice case AND a shock mount so add an extra 1/2 star.
  • The fact it comes in a nice durable case with foam padding impressed me right from he start
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Reviews around condenser (3.26 of 5)

  • It's a grate microphone condenser in relation with priceI recomend it
  • It's a grate microphone condenser in relation with priceI recomend it
  • If you are looking to buy a usable condenser microphone, set your budget at $150 or more.
  • I was really in the market for a less expensive condenser mic.
  • its a very good condenser mic, super great for vocals very sensitive can pick up all your vocalsperfect for vocal artists
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Reviews around background noise (1.54 of 5)

  • Only issue is that at times it's TOO powerful and picks up a loooot of background noise, but that's no problem with proper post processing and gain control.
  • They pick up far too much noise -- they are really meant to be used in studio applications with heavily treated rooms that have no background noise.
  • If you leave it out, plan to protect it from abuse and being knocked around, as well as from accumulating dust and spit.
  • Of course a condenser mic is going to pic up much more background noise.
  • Connected to my PC via XLR-to-USB, the sound quality is very clear and there is no background noise or static

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Reviews around self noise (1.00 of 5)

  • The other must have is a microphone that has low self noise.
  • I happen to know for a fact this microphone has a high self noise rate.
  • Anyone that is involved specifically with vocals / voice work or singing needs to get a mic that really has low self noise
  • Accomplished singers and voice actors know of something called self noise

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More about MXL Mics Condenser Microphone, Midnight (MXL990MIDNIGHT)

  • Color:Midnight Special Edition Midnight! The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones
  • The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaphragm for truly professional sound quality in both digital and analog recordings
  • This revolutionary condenser microphone continues to astound artists with its silky, high end and tight, solid low and midrange reproduction.