El Segundo, CA (January 13, 2006)–MXL Microphones has begun shipping its V67i dual-capsule microphone. Designed to provide recording engineers with an instrument capable of addressing a wide range of studio applications, the new V67i is like having two mics in one, according to the company, with the front side having a warm, lush sound; and the microphone’s back side simulating some of the brighter-sounding vintage capsules characteristic of early ’60s tube mics.
The MXL V67i dual-capsule microphoneIncorporating dual, large, 1-inch, gold-sputtered capsules, the V67i’s front capsule is the same 6-micron capsule used in MXL’s V67g cardioid condenser microphone, while the back capsule employs a proprietary material that simulates some vintage capsules. A red LED on both sides of the microphone (behind the grille) indicates which side is currently active and is particularly useful in low light conditions. A Warm/Bright switch resides on the microphone’s front.
Like its V67g sibling, the V67i has a gold grille and a dark green body. Unlike the V67g, however, the V67i features an improved solid-state preamp with balanced transformer output to complement the instrument’s new design. As a solid-state microphone, the V67i requires no external power supply, nor does it take valuable time to warm up.
Wayne Freeman, MXL’s director of sales and marketing, commented on the company’s new offering, “As a line extension to our highly successful MXL V67g, the new MXL V67i leverages the latest microphone engineering technologies, and with its dual-capsule design, is an incredibly versatile instrument capable of being used in a wide range of recording scenarios. We are extremely excited about this new offering.”
The MXL V67i carries an MSRP of $199 and is available now.