Close Up: MXL

Where Great Recordings Begin: A leading manufacturer of professional audio products for music recording, broadcast, and live sound markets, MXL Microphones enters its third decade committed to living up to their branding slogan, “Where Great Recordings Begin.” MXL Microphones is dedicated to offering the best variety of recording solutions for Studio, USB, Podcast, Video Conferencing and Field Recording, while continuing to innovate with the latest technology to deliver high-quality products that remain accessible to all. “Most people know us for our professional and home studio condenser musical mics, which has been our market for 20 years,” says Director of MXL Microphones, Scott Krueckeberg. “In recent years, we’ve expanded our strong condenser recording presence globally and now sell our quality products at great prices in 30 countries.” The MXL DX-2, an innovative mic for recording guitar amps, has been nominated for numerous awards, including a 2018 NAMM Tec Award.

A Colorful New Mic: Drawing on MXL’s trademark innovation, 2018 is shaping up to be another exciting year with a unique array of new products that Krueckeberg calls “innovative solutions that will carry us forward and re-energize our brand.” At NAMM 2018, the company will introduce the MXL POP LSM-9, a premium dynamic vocal mic designed for live performance with built-in vibration cancellation, low handling noise. The MXL POP LSM-9 features a super-cardioid polar pattern to deliver a strong vocal presence while also negating feedback, and its low handling noise makes it great for high-energy stage performers.

Beyond the Music: At NAMM, MXL will also debut the new AC-360-Z Boundary Conferencing Mic. Co-developed with Zoom, a web conferencing software provider, the AC-360-Z is a USB-powered boundary mic with 12 internal capsules that capture a full 360° of crystal- clear audio within a 25-foot radius. Also on display, MXL will introduce a suite of product bundles designed specifically for visual radio, podcasting and live streaming. The MXL VRS Bundles, which include different configurations of microphones, POV cameras, an audio interface and HDV Mixer software, have been collectively designed to produce high-quality live video podcasts from a home computer or laptop. MXL has partnered with HDV Mixer and Broadcast Supply Worldwide (BSW) to create the first line of VRS Bundles.

Contact MXL, 800-800-6608