Aston Origin; a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone that is a product of 100% British research, development, design and manufacturing, sets a new benchmark for studio microphones.
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Award Winning Studio-Grade Condenser Microphone
With an understanding that a microphone is not just the sum of its parts, but an instrument in itself, Aston Microphones set about designing a condenser microphone like nobody had ever done so before.
Working with top audio professionals and combining an incredible work ethic with meticulous attention to detail and perfection, Aston microphones perform far above and beyond what is expected from microphones in their class.
Nominated and winning several awards such as the FutureMusic Platinum Award, Aston Microphones are truly something else.
Meticulous Microphone Research, Design and Development
When it came to the design of the Aston Origin, the approach was far removed from that of most microphones.
Not content to simply put their own take on an existing concept, Aston microphones literally started from scratch, analysing every aspect of microphone creation.
Endeavouring to create the perfect microphone, Aston Microphone consulted a panel of world class music industry professionals including record producers who have worked with top level artists such as David Bowie, George Michael, Foo Fighters and Pixies.
Each stage of the development of the Aston Origin saw Aston conducting double blind tests with various members of their expert panel.
Eliminating hundreds of designs with listening tests that compare the differences between market leading microphones at each price bracket using both male and female vocals as well as an assortment of instruments, Aston developed the Aston Origin condenser microphone – with the fruits of their labour
being the expert panel’s favourite microphone., delivering an incredible audio capturing experience not only at their price point but well beyond.
Condenser Microphone Made in Britain
The Aston Origin was designed by British engineers with sound developed by top industry professionals and then made in the UK and the results are fantastic.
Thinking outside of the box as always, Aston had an architect design the chassis. Quite simply, Aston Microphones are all about no-frills, top level performance and the Aston Origin delivers this in spades.
Aston Origin microphones feature an isolated body which produces no handling noise and doesn’t even require a shock mount.
Starting with its unique wave-form mesh head, the Aston Origins’ design not only looks stunning but offers great protection from bumps and knocks; peace of mind for the mobile engineer going from studio to studio, or when you want to take them on tour.
A mesh-knit pop filter is built into the wave-form head which helps to remove any unwanted artefacts when recording vocals and removes the need for an additional pop filter and other accessories.
The 1” gold evaporated capsule is encased inside a shock-resistant chassis, while offering additional off-axis rejection for a cleaner and more reliable signal.
Unlike any other microphone, the Aston Origin has a custom moulded end cap with integrated XLR and stand adaptor. What’s more; since the internal shock absorption is so well designed, you can mount the Aston Origin directly to a stand via the built-in interchangeable thread adapter.
Each chassis is custom finished; no mass-produced paint jobs - every Aston Origin chassis is individually tumbled for up to 4 hours, resulting in a hard-wearing, beautiful finish.
Furthermore; Aston microphones are so well made that Aston provide a 3 -year extended free replacement warranty when you join the Aston Owners Club by registering your purchase of an Aston Origin.
Whether you’re recording vocals, guitars, drums or any other acoustic instrument, the Aston Origin offers professional level performance at a price you won’t believe.
Incredible Accolades for the “Aston Sound”
From when the Aston Origin was first introduced, they have met critical acclaim around the world with many industry professionals comparing the Origin to the highest end priced microphones on the market.
Aston microphones are seriously loved by some of the top names in the business and have been used by the likes of Muse, Radiohead, Coldplay and Disney. Noel Gallagher has also been quoted as saying “I f***ing love these mics!” while U2 recently completed a tour, relying on the Aston Origin!
Engaging with the top audio professionals in the industry to create a development panel, starting microphone design from square one and incorporating a perfectionist work ethic, Aston Microphones have produced the Aston Origin and in doing so thoroughly raised the bar for all studio microphones.
Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone Key Features:
- High Performance Condenser Microphone
- Cardioid Pattern
- 1” Gold Evaporated Capsule
- Versatile Application, Great for Most Instruments
- Excellent When Recording Vocals or Acoustic Guitar
- Beautifully Open and Natural Sound
- Nigh On Indestructible Build
- Extended 3-Year Free Replacement Warranty
- Winner of Multiple Awards and Nominations
- Used by Biggest Names in The Music Industry
Aston Origin Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specs:
- Transducer Type: Condenser
- Acoustic Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Directional Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+/-3dB)
- Equivalent Noise Level: 18dB A-Weighted
- Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1kohm: 23.7mV/Pa
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 127dB
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio (rel. 94dB SPL): 76dB A-Weighted
- Pad Switch: -10dB
- Low-Cut Filter: 80Hz
48 Volt Phantom power (+/- 4 Volts) is required for operation
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