Shure announce PG27USB/PG42USB condenser microphones and X2u XLR-to-USB adapter
By Tim Hanlon
January 7, 2009
January 6, 2009 With the democratization of digital music recording and production in full flight thanks to applications like GarageBand, Shure have released three new USB-based products to cater for the ever increasing market of users who need to record audio to their computers, but don't have access to professional pre-amplifiers - the PG27USB and PG42USB USB condenser microphones, and the X2u XLR-to-USB adapter which turns any existing XLR microphone into a plug-and-play USB microphone.
The PG27USB features a flat frequency response for use with instruments, while the PG42USB features a larger diaphragm designed to capture the subtleties of vocal performances and a low-cut filter to eliminate vocal pops.
All three devices feature plug-and-play connectivity with Windows and OS X, integrated pre-amp with gain control, hassle-free zero-latency monitoring through a 1/8" headphone jack, and a mix control dial for blending signal from the microphone with audio played back from the computer.
The PG27USB (US$199), PG42USB ($249) and X2u ($129) will be available in Spring 2009.