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The MXL 990 remains one of the industry's most ground-breaking microphones. The first high quality condenser microphone to come into reach of working musicians, the MXL 990 has a FET preamp and a large diaphragm for truly professional sound quality in both digital and analog recordings. This revolutionary condenser microphone continues to astound artists with its silky, high end and tight, solid low and midrange reproduction.

FET preamp with balanced output

Provides silky sweet high end and retains tight, solid low and midrange reproduction

Vintage body style with champagne finish

Includes custom shockmount, mic stand adapter & carrying case


Post your Low End Mixes (Official - other threads will be removed!)

...recorded this EP with an ART Pro and Firestudio Project, using Logic Pro 9 and Waves v8. Mic's used: Beta 52(kick) SM57's(toms, guitars) MXL 990 (floor tom) MXL 991 (OH's) AT 2020 (room, vocals) I think the EP turned out well considering the most expensive mic was the Beta52 for the kick! Let me know what you guys think! I'm going to...

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Mics Don't Excite Me

...U87. You know what doesn't sound like a U87? An AKG 214. Or a Rode NTK. Or an MXL 990. That's because mic selection makes a huge difference. And if it turns out that those AKG/Rode/MXL mics sound terrible on your voice while the U87 happens to be the perfect fit, there's no tape machine/preamp/vintage compressor...

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Semi-pro voiceover studio gear (from scratch)

This thread is so enlightening. Soooo.. If I were to remove the Newman badge from my MXL 990, how would I be able to convince anyone it's a high class mic?

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