Limited Edition Voter Pack Microphone
The World's First Crowdsourced Microphone
Aston Microphones leveraged the ears of over 2,000 musicians, engineers, and producers to fine-tune the sound of the Element active moving-coil microphone. This large sample size generated over 36,000 data points that Aston used to create a microphone that stands out even among legendary studio mics. Aston even built its innovative mic capsule from the ground up, distinct from condenser, dynamic, and ribbon microphone elements, and the result is a full, wide-ranging response with impeccable transient detail. The people spoke, Aston Microphones listened — the Element active moving-coil microphone is the sonically proficient result. But it's not too late to weigh in. Session 2 is open for voting, so you can still vote on your favorite voicing.
Help shape the voice of Aston's next mic
The Element Project is the first of its kind — let musicians, engineers, and producers, fine-tune a microphone's voicing until the majority is impressed. And the sonic quest is not over — Session 2 is now open for voting for the next innovative Aston microphone. Visit the Aston Microphones site and cast your vote for which voicing of Element you think is the best. Aston is putting up sound samples recorded with the Element in various stages of prototype along with other well-known mics. Listen to the sound samples and choose your favorite — this feedback will be used by Aston Microphones to determine the final voicing of the next Element microphone. And as a special bonus, this special limited-edition version of the Element is only available to the voters who shaped the sound.
Active moving coil is the first of its kind
Aston Microphones explains the Element's mic capsule is completely unique, distinct from condenser, dynamic, and ribbon mic capsules. As an active microphone, it does require phantom power, the presence of which is indicated by Element's purple badge. Engineers at Sweetwater are impressed with Element's full sound and fast transient response, delivering a vibrant sound that's perfect for lead vocals.
In the Box
- Limited-edition Element microphone for participating voters
- Proprietary shockmount
- Magnetic pop shield
- The result of a voting process with over 2,000 musicians, engineers, and producers
- Unique active moving-coil capsule is distinct from condenser, dynamic, and ribbon capsule designs
- Side address, cardioid polar pattern
- Extended bass and fast transient response for a full, detailed sound
- Perfect for home studio use, rugged enough to use on stage
- Includes microphone, proprietary shock mount, and magnetic pop filter