Aston ELEMENT Microphone Bundle
Like all Aston mics, Element incorporates a huge amount of innovation. Everything from the capsule technology, the chassis design, the magnetic pop filter, and even the backlit-LED logo 48V phantom power indicator, massively go beyond the limits of products normally sold at this price point.
Not only is Element extremely affordable, but it will consistently outperform all mics in its class. This is something which you really don’t have to take Aston's word for because over 4000 customers from all across the world have helped to define the sound of Element in peer-reviewed blind listening tests against the biggest brands in the business. During the course of this 3-month public testing series, Aston has developed the sound of the mic using data collected from these comparison tests, which have included major brand competitors.
Aston spent a total of over 18 months developing the Aston Element; much longer than most products take in this class. The first 15 month period of the R&D process involved the development of a new Ridyon capsule technology, the acoustic housing for this (which involved a LOT of testing) and the design and prototyping of the chassis, the grille diffuser and many other pieces of proprietary technology in both the mic and the shock mount and pop shield accessories.
The final 3 months, however, has been all about public choice. Rather than simply putting a new technology straight to market, Aston engaged in public blind listening tests across 3 separate sessions from May 1st to July 15th 2020. The results of this process, a world’s first in the ProAudio industry, are what have determined the sound of the final product… the world’s first ‘People’s Microphone’ – Aston Element.
The mic itself boasts brand new ‘Ridyon’™ capsule technology, combining the best elements of all 3 existing classes of microphone. Utilising 48 V phantom power, the mic’s incredibly lightweight Active-moving-coil-diaphragm delivers high end condenser mic sensitivity and performance, with the punchy bass and rejection capability of a great dynamic mic and the open, natural, sound of a ribbon.
Included in the Element bundle is an ingenious, proprietary magnetic pop filter which attaches in a split second to keep plosives and ‘esses’ at bay. No other pop shield works this way, and Aston has shielded the magnets from the capsule so the sound remains completely free of artefacts. You also get a stylish and highly effective shock mount, which has been designed specifically for the Aston Element to eliminate undesirable vibrations.
- Side-fire single pattern cardioid microphone
- Mic voicing developed by multi-stage public vote
- Unique Ridyon capsule technology
- Translucent purple backlit badge
- Unique magnetic pop filter and shock mount included
- Mic. dimensions: 162.8 mm (h) x 58 mm (w)
- Mic weight: 275g
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.