I asked my friends who worked at studios, and they recommended MXL V67G to me. I looked the company up and found that it is a professional audio arm of Marshall, which I know because of their amplifiers. My parents were enthusiasts when I was a child, so I knew a little bit about that particular product. The company was created in 1980by Leonard Marshall, and it has never stopped growing. Now it is one of the more recognizable names in the music industry. Eighteen years later, Marshall released the first MXL microphones.
MXL V67G Large Capsule Condenser Microphone Review
The MXL V67G Large Capsule Condenser Mic caught my eye because it looked like those old microphones used in certain Golden Ages of different music genres. It is green at the bottom with a 6 micron gold-sputtered top. It has a gold band between the teal and gold parts with a perpendicular band going over the top of the mic. It measures 7.24 inches long and has a diameter of 1.85 inches. The mic weighs 1.3 pounds. It is a cardioid microphone, though it is not specified which type of cardioid mic it is. No problem, we’ll see when we test it out. Every purchase comes with an MXL-57 shock mount and an owner’s manual.
I was excited to use the new microphone that I set up in the middle of the night. It is relatively easy to hook up to a power source since my house has so much spare audio equipment. After setting up my station, I started recording a few minutes of my podcast. After the introduction, I immediately checked my progress.
Remember that I am coming from earbud speakers and low-quality headsets with built-in microphones. The first time I heard my recording was excellent. It felt terrific to own my condenser microphone. My voice was adequately captured, and there is barely any background noise, at least when I was recording. I checked with my recording application and did a side-by-side with how much different the audio quality is between the earbud microphone and the MXL V67G.
The cardioid quality of the microphone is halfway between a heart and a mushroom. It is very adaptable to both outside and inside recordings. The microphone does its job whether you are in a soundproof room or not.
I’ve read reviews online regarding the microphone’s bad quality or how it dies after a few uses. I am fortunate enough to have bought a unit that seems to be built for a lifetime. I disconnect it when I am not using it for more than a day. I particularly like how bold the colors are. It isn’t too flashy or striking, but it is in the subtleness that the microphone finds its beauty.
Pros and Cons
The pros of this microphone are that it is aesthetically pleasing, has a bright and crisp sound, and is adaptable. The green and gold combination works very well with the brand. It makes the unit stand out on its own and adds a pleasing touch to the eyes while recording. The sounds are not too bad. I guess it boils down to how a person uses their microphone. For me, I like this unit.
The one con is that it can be a little noisy when it comes to high frequencies. The audio can come back shattered. I am okay with this since I don’t have many high frequencies to work with, and my voice is on the lower end of the spectrum. If you have a high-pitched voice, this might not be the microphone for you. Again, I am stressing that it depends on who uses it and how it is used.
I am happy with this purchase. Only time will tell how the quality will be and if my listeners would like the new sound change. I am excited to record a full episode with my new microphone. I will try and update this review if I do run into some sticky situations or if the microphone goes bust. I certainly hope it doesn’t. I would also definitely recommend it to anyone who is starting their journey to podcast recording. It isn’t like the others that are expensive with unsure audio quality. Don’t be fooled, MXL, after all, is made by Marshall.
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