Winning multiple awards for its sound and special physical design, the Aston Origin is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone that boasts a sonic signature developed in cooperation with a panel of industry professionals and built-in elements that obviate the need for bulky accessories such as mounts and pop filters. Not only is it tonally versatile enough to use with most instruments and vocals, but it's also tough enough to take abuse and spring back to life. Plus, it has pad and high-pass filter switches to increase its flexibility even more.
Inside, the mic features a 1" gold-evaporated capsule with an ambience-reducing cardioid polar pattern and high-end transformerless circuitry to ensure audio performance far outside its price point. An integral mesh-knit pop filter softens vocal plosives without coloring tone, and the stainless steel wave-form head simultaneously protects the capsule from knocks and enhances off-axis sound rejection. The internal shockmount system and integrated stand mount allow direct-to-stand mounting while maintaining isolation from vibration noise. Being an XLR-equipped solid-state condenser mic, the Origin requires 48V phantom power from an XLR-connected audio interface, mic preamp, or mixer.