- 1 x Aston Spirit - Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone
- 1 x Aston Halo -Ultimate Reflection Filter and Portable Vocal Booth
- 1 x Audient ID4 MkII USB Audio Interface
- 1 x Tourtech TTS-MI0822BK Microphone Boom Stand in Black
- 1 x Behringer HPM1000 Headphones
- 1 x Tourtech 20ft / 6m Microphone Cable XLR
This fantastic recording bundle combines the quality preamps and converters of Audient's interfaces with the widely acclaimed Aston Spirit Microphone and Reflection Filter.
All you need is a laptop/desktop and you've got a portable vocal recording setup, voiceover booth or a compact producer studio.
The Spirit is a high performance condener microphone using a 1" gold evaporated capsule. The mic offers a choice of 3 different polar patterns (Omni, Cardioid and Figure of 8) via a switch on the front. This gives the mic the versatility to record in a variety of environments. The Spirit will be a great choice for most instruments, but is particularly sweet on acoustic guitar and vocals. It's built with some of the best components that you find in expensive boutique microphones.
The Result is a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics. This highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording, capturing all the detail in the high range but without adding the harshness that some condenser microphones seem to.
Wave Form Mesh Head
One of the most striking features of the Spirit is it's waveform mesh head. This shock resistant band offers unprecedented protection to your microphones delicate capsule and components. Mesh heads have always been the first line of defence for your mic, but a heavy knock will at the least leave an unsightly disfiguring to the mesh itself. With the wave-form mesh, the head will distort to take the energy away from a heavy knock, but can be easily returned to it's normal position, without any damage at all.
Built-in Pop Filter
Aston Microphones also feature a built in pop filter that's even better than most filters on the market. It's random weave allows your vocals to pass unhindered, whilst stopping plosives dead. It also shields against electromagnetic radiation.
The other great thing about having a filter integrated into your mic is that it offers automatic protection from the outside world. its stainless steel mesh cage protects from unwanted moisture, grime and dust and can even be removed from the mic and washed; ensuring your mic will be clean and fresh and last a very long time!
In-built shock absorbtion
Each element inside the Spirit has been designed with it's own shock absorbant design, meaning that the mic is inherently much more resistant to any minor lumps and bumps that could get into your recordings. Aston are so confident that they put a direct stand mount on the base of the mic so that you don't need any sort of mic clip or external shock mount. Of course you can still use a shock mount if you feel more confident using one.
- Wave-form mesh head – this unique design provides shock absorption to protect the capsule, with elastic mesh memory
- Built-in pop filter using the latest stainless steel mesh-knit technology
- Direct to stand microphone mounting
- 2mm, solid stainless steel, laser-cut and etched chassis
- Capsule - The Aston Sound - developed by professional artists, engineers and producers - www.astonmics.com/astonsound
- PCB – market-leading electronic design with WIMA capacitors
- Eco-friendly packaging. No unnecessary frills; just well-designed, re-usable and recyclable packaging
Here's What Audient Say About the ID4 MkII
2in/2out Audio Interface
Designed to take your recordings to the next level in every way, the iD4MKII delivers professional audio performance in a compact and modern desktop package. Featuring an Audient Console mic pre, class-leading converters, dual headphone outputs and a JFET Instrument Input, iD4 gives you everything you need to create studio quality recordings at home.
- 1 x Audient Console Mic Pre
- Class Leading Converters
- 1 x JFET Instrument Input
- 2 x Line Outputs
- Dual Headphone Outputs
- Speaker on/off Button
- Monitor Mix and Pan
- True Phantom Power over USB
- USB3.0 Bus Powered
- iOS Compatible
- All Metal Design
- Free Software + Plugins
The professional sound you deserve - Audient Console Mic Pres
Every iD interface features the Audient Console Mic Preamp, the same discrete circuit design found in our renowned recording console the ASP8024-HE. Designed to deliver ultra-low noise and low distortion with a touch of classic analogue warmth, iD4’s Audient mic pre will give you the professional sound you deserve.
It’s all in the detail - Class Leading Converters
iD4’s converters make sure you hear every nuance, every detail of your audio, letting you hear your mix more accurately. Work faster, make better creative decisions and experience professional audio performance from your desktop.
Powerful Performance - Dual Headphone Outputs
Equipped with both a jack and mini jack connection and a powerful headphone amp capable of driving headphones up to 600Ohms, iD4 is ready to take on the most demanding recording sessions.
Plug and Play - JFET Instrument Input
Designed to replicate the input stage of a classic valve amplifier, iD4’s harmonically rich JFET Instrument Input is the perfect sonic foundation for your guitar or bass.
Experience ultra low latency - Monitor Mix
Don’t let latency slow you down with Monitor Mix. Quickly create and monitor a blend of iD4’s inputs and your computer audio, find the perfect balance and lay down your tracks effortlessly.
The virtual scroll wheel - ScrollControl
Turn iD4’s volume knob into a virtual scroll wheel and take control of a variety of compatible onscreen parameters. Quickly dial in settings, adjust faders or even write in automation without spending hours staring at the screen.
Set up in seconds - USB Bus Powered
No need to find a power outlet as iD4 is powered directly from your computer via USB, without compromising on sound quality or performance.
Get the most from your mics - True Phantom Power
Designed to deliver true phantom power over USB, iD4 will make sure your mics get the power they need to ensure optimal sonic performance.
Compatible with iOS devices, iD4 truly lets you record anywhere, whenever inspiration strikes.
Built to Last - All metal construction
Engineered to survive everyday use, iD4 delivers professional quality audio in a small, beautifully engineered and all-metal package.
Create instantly - Free Software with ARC
Bundled with a free suite of creative software including Cubase LE and Cubasis LE for iOS, alongside industry leading plugins and virtual instruments, you can start recording as soon as you open the box.
- Mic gain: 58dB
- Mic pre EIN: 128dB A-Weighted
- Mic pre SNR: 100dB A-Weighted
- Mic pre THD+N: <0.002%
- Frequency response (at unity gain): ±0.5dB 10Hz to 40kHz
- ADC Dynamic range: 121dB
- ADC THD+N: <0.001%
- Line output dynamic range: 126dB A-Weighted
- Line output THD+N: 0.0005%
- Frequency Response: ±0.1dB 10Hz to 40kHz
- Power requirements: USB 3.0 - 900mA at 5V or USB-C - 1.5A at 5V
- iD4 iPad Support Note: Older/low end iPads might not be supported - recommend use with
- USB-C enabled iPads. Need to verify older iPads.
- Included Cable: USC Type C- Type C 1m
Headphone amp (with USB-C host)
- Max Power with 30Ohm load: 220mW
- Max Power with 62Ohm load: 280mW
- Max Power with 600Ohm load: 100mW
Halo Reflection Filter
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