Small diaphragm condenser mics work better in pairs, allowing you to capture all the subtle nuances of your instrument or voice in beautiful, neutral detail, so we had to include the Aston Starlight Pencil Microphone.
The Aston Starlight Pencil Microphone is available individually or as a pair with Rycote Shockmount and Suspension Kit.
These mics are currently taking the music and recording world by storm, garnering stellar reviews from some of the most well-respected publications in the industry such as Sound On Sound, MusicTech, and more owing to its unprecedented versatility and accuracy.
If you're after a pair of quality Aston Microphones at a slightly more affordable price-point we'd recommend the Starlight Stereo Pair.
The team at Aston Mics worked with over 50 top producers, conducting double-blind listening tests with hundreds of capsules, whittling down the list meticulously, and deciding on the 20mm cardioid capsule used in the Aston Starlight pencil microphone.
The interesting thing about the Aston Starlight Condenser is the fact you actually have 3 different circuit paths, providing 3 completely different and distinct recording capabilities.
It’s essentially 3 microphones in 1, making it one of the best small diaphragm condenser microphones for those who need one mic to rule them all! Choose between Vintage, Modern and Hybrid settings to record your drums, guitars, vocals, or anything you like!
In addition, the Aston Starlight includes a Class 2 laser which allows you to line up your ideal position, say on a drum kit or amplifier cab, for example, mark the position with a piece of tape or chalk and set up the mic in the exact same place at a later date!
Check out our in-depth review of the Aston Starlight here.