High Quality XLR to USB Interface for HIgh Quality Recordings
22 July 2011
Summary: The Recording I got using this with my Microphone was crisp, clear, Noise-Free, & High Fidelity. I had do a recording in my studio for my news program director, and this sure did the trick. It's just a XLR-USB Adapter Interface. You can use this from any Condenser Microphone and plug in the MXL Mic Mate to your Computer or Laptop. This is also relatively affordable.
Summary: I'm using this with my MXL V57M and cannot get a usable signal to record with. I'm using garageband on my macbook pro and have all levels turned all the way up (both in the software and on the MicMate itself - gain selector switch set to "HI") and the mic is barely giving a signal. I contacted MXL's customer support and got no response. I just got an RMA from Amazon and will be returning this right away. I can't say that I would recommend the MicMate to anyone.
Summary: This little device was just what I was looking for. Wanting to upgrade my sound quality, I started looking and looking for mics and whatever it took to get some decent sound. Tried a popular USB mic from Best Buy and was a little disappointed. It sounded a little heavy and muffled. Took it back and continued my search, trying to balance cost and quality. I have hit the jackpot with this little USB mic mate.
Summary: The MXL xlr to USB preamp mic interface is great. First don't worry about using a dynamic mic (no line voltage) they work the same and it won't hurt it. If you want to make a simple home recording just take a good mic with a xlr plug, connect a cable to it and connect the other end to the MXL preamp. Then use a USB printer cable (not included) and connect it to your computer. My computer recognized it right away and I was up and running in no time.
Summary: I tried the Mic Mate with an Audio-Technica PRO-35 Pro Series Microphone Pro 35 along with the Audio-Technica AT8538 Power Module . The gain was too low and the pre-amp was noisy. The Mic Mate was useless. I think it is only suitable for use with a more sensitive mic. I ended up with a Lexicon Omega Desktop Recording Studio , and used the double-amp trick described in their FAQ. Now I have plenty of gain and very low noise.
Summary: This thing works as advertised. Windows XP SP3 loaded the drivers no problem. I have used this with a MXL V67B condenser mic, Sure SM57 and Sure Beta 57A dynamics. Works great. If you already have some mics that you like, and some cables, this is an easy solution. Put the old SM57 up to the front of your amp and start recording. If you don't already have decent mics and cables, you may want to just go for a USB mic like the Samson CO1U.
Summary: This product is very bad. In my case it have low gain with condenser mics, and it is imposible to reduce the latency while recording even using asio drivers, asio4all, audacity or whatever. I dont recommend it. Maybe it is usefull but for other purpose different than music recording.
Summary: I bought this for use with my laptop, TrueRTA software and a Behringer EMC 8000 microphone, for frequency response measurement. It works well for that purpose. It's not provided with a USB cable however - you will need to purchase that separately.
Summary: I bought one of these the problem is the thing is 2 sided one side i plugged my mic into and the otherside plugs into the computer.. and requires a cord to go from it to the competer it didnt come with this chord so now im just sitting here confused and dont know what to do