The Audix USB12 Miniaturized USB Condenser Microphone is the perfect desktop microphone for teleconferencing, podcasting and remote communication. This mic connects directly into a computer’s USB port to naturally capture and reproduce vocals and instruments in stunning detail. Vocal clarity, excellent transient response, and ease of operation are the hallmarks of this unique microphone solution.
Audix USB12 Desktop USB Condenser Microphone Features
- Plug and play: connects directly into computer via USB port
- Mac and PC compatible
- Flexible gooseneck design
- 3.5 mm headphone output for real time monitoring
- Toggle Switch: On-Off, Push to Talk, Push to Mute
- Bass roll-off filter
- Studio-quality sound
- 16-bit sample resolution
- Supports 44.1 k and 48 k sample rates
The Audix USB12 is characterized with a uniformly controlled cardioid polar pattern and provides excellent isolation and control, which greatly reduces excess room sound. With a smooth and accurate response over a frequency range of 50 Hz - 16 kHz, the USB12 sits on top of a stable desktop base and can be easily adjusted to any position, thanks to the flexible gooseneck design.
This high definition condenser microphone features a membrane button with three options: “on-off”, “push to talk” or “push to mute” along with a blue LED to signal activity. The USB12 also features a 3.5 mm headphone/monitor output for real time monitoring and a bass roll-off filter to control unwanted low frequency signals.
The Audix USB12 condenser microphone is designed to work with a USB port on any computer. The computer must be equipped with USB 2.0 or higher.
By using the headphone output, you can monitor yourself in real time, without latency. You also have the option to use the headphone output for powered speakers.
Switches on the underside of the base
This means that when you push the membrane switch on the front of the mic, it will turn the mic on and remain in that position until you push it again to turn it off. The blue LED will remain on, so you know it is active.
Push to talk:
This means that the mic is only on when you push and hold the membrane switch. The LED will stay on only while holding the button down. Otherwise it is muted. This is useful if you are using the microphone where you are mostly listening or there is loud background noise.
Push to mute:
This means that the mic is always on, unless you press the membrane switch. When the LED is lit, the mic is muted. This feature acts much like a “cough” button in a studio or the mute function on a smart phone.
This switch allows the microphone to have full frequency response (flat) or with bass roll off, which eliminates or limits low frequency noise or vibration.