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Aston Spirit Microphone & Audient ID4 with Aston Halo, Mic Stand & Cable

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What's Included

  • 1 x Aston Spirit - Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone
  • 1 x Aston Halo -Ultimate Reflection Filter and Portable Vocal Booth
  • 1 x Audient iD4 USB Interface w/ Scroll Control
  • 1 x Tourtech TTS-MI0822BK Microphone Boom Stand in Black
  • 1 x Numark Pro HF125 Headphones
  • 1 x Stagg Male to Female XLR Mic Cable 6m
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Ollie Mason

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.

Audient ID4

The ID4 is Audient's most compact and affordable audio interface for singer-songwriters and on the go producers. Featuring the same renowned mic pre that's on Audients large format consoles, The id4 is packed full of essential features that offer flexibility for a variety of recording situations.

Easy to Use

Despite offering so many features at this price point, the ID4 is designed to be easy to use so that budding producers and singer songwriters can get recording without needing the textbook knowledge of an engineer. 

One of these easy to use features is the ‘ScrollControl’ facility. With such a compact interface, it is hard to get extra functionality without adding complications and menus, Yet Audient have made it simple.

With a touch of a button the volume encoder becomes a virtual scroll wheel, which means you can use the iD knob to manually adjust DAW hosts, plug-in parameters, write automation and even scroll through your iTunes library – just like you’re using a piece of hardware! It does all this in an intelligent way so that you dont have to do the thinking!

All the internal circuitry has been designed for you to get a great sound right off the bat. plug n' play your chosen instrument into Audient's JFET instrument input inspired by the input stage of a classic valve amp; giving your guitar, keyboard or drum machine that depth and rich harmonics without needing to tweak any controls. Or connect your microphone to Audient's favourite mic preamp for full, natural vocals.

Aston Spirit

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.

Features

  • 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

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.

Main Features

  • 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
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