The reflection filter has now been a staple of the recording setup for a long time now, and although there have been quite a few different filters on the market, the general design hasn't changed all that much.
Up steps the fresh faced contender on the market Aston Microphones to offer a striking new design that signals a marked departure from the original design.
The First thing that strikes you about the Aston Halo is it's Ribena purple finish and space age design. The Halo is much more curved than any other design on the market so that it can capture more sound from the source before it can escape from the sides. This means that you get radically improved isolation and a 360 degree filtering area around the mic.
The filter itself offers a much bigger surface area and is made of the latest patented acoustic materials and proprietary moulding techniques which bring massively improved filtering performance. It also incredibly lightweight so you dont need a rediculously heavy duty stand or have trouble setting it up.
The Halo is designed to be as simple to get in place as possible. In addition to it's included "easy-mount" hardware and lightweight body, the Halo also features a cable tidy feature that feeds the mic cable down the back of the shield so that it cannot intefere with the recording by hitting the stand.
- Radically improved isolation
- 360 degree filtering (vertical, not just horizontal plane)
- Much bigger surface area (approx. 40% bigger than main competitor, and ridges almost double this again)
- More linear absorption
- Incredibly lightweight
- Proprietary ‘easy-mount’ hardware