The Aston Starlight Pencil Microphones (Pair) are a pair of cardioid condenser microphones with a host of new features, the most noticeable of which is a laser mounted on the side of the chassis allowing for precision positioning on stage and in the studio. This makes it particularly simple to align these microphones at the same target. The build quality of the microphone is excellent, 100% stainless steel, and the Starlight features Aston’s signature sintered head, which enhances capsule protection and improves acoustic response.
Three modes of voice selection further diversify the application of the Starlight microphones – Vintage, Modern and Hybrid. These different colours allow for fast A>B comparisons between modes on the same sound source with the sliding of a switch.
The Starlight’s Discrete Mic Amp Circuit (PCB) is extremely sensitive and yet records with low noise and plenty of head room. Its high output level also means any preamps in the signal chain can operate at a lower gain than would normally be expected, giving more options in terms of the amount of distortion recorded.
Aston packages its products in eco-friendly, re-usable materials.
The main features of the Aston Starlight Pencil Microphones (Pair) include:
- Transducer: Capacitor
- Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response
- Low Cut Filters: 80Hz & 140Hz
- Pad Switches: -20dB/-10dB/0dB
- Requires +48V Phantom Power