MXL ( is pleased to announce the
introduction of the MXL Studio 1 portable USB condenser microphone
for the home recording market. The Studio 1 is the latest addition to
the popular and critically acclaimed line of existing USB microphones
from MXL.

Due to its low noise and high quality sound, the Studio 1 is
well-suited for music training, field recording, and professional
spoken word recordings. Not only is it excellent for podcasting and
multimedia voiceover, but it is a perfect gift for aspiring musicians
looking for professional studio sound on a budget. Unlike other
products that require mixers, preamps, or expensive studio gear, the
MXL Studio 1 does not require any special drivers and is completely
Plug & Play for instant use with any PC or Mac computer. Simply plug
it in to your portable or desktop computer via the USB port, set your
preferences, and enjoy instant studio-quality recordings. The Studio
1 also has an integrated headphone jack which provides zero latency
monitoring and clear audio playback not found in similarly priced USB
microphones. This zero latency feature provides a more accurate
recording when doing voiceovers and Internet recording such as
podcasts, interviews, and personalized radio or playlists.

This new microphone uses the best of both analog and digital
technology to deliver low noise, studio-quality audio in a compact
and portable design. The Studio 1 features a large two-micron
diaphragm condenser capsule with a 40 Hz-20 kHz frequency response
for extra warmth and sensitivity. The digital section features a
16-bit Delta Sigma A/D converter with available sampling rates of
44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. A red LED light behind the protective grill
indicates that the microphone is active and correctly oriented toward
the user.

The MXL Studio 1 includes a hard black plastic carrying case, desktop
microphone stand / adapter, 10-foot USB cable, users manual, and
application guide to get the most from your recordings.

The expected street price is $99.95 with a MSRP of $129.95 and is shipping now.