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At NAMM: MXL Blaze 990 Condenser Microphone Lights Up the Show

Blaze 990, an update to MXL’s 990 condenser microphone, features eye-catching red LEDs within the grille.

Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2019)—Premiering at the NAMM Show this week, the Blaze 990 studio condenser microphone from MXL features a sleek black metal exterior and red LED lights within the grille. The red LED glow will pop especially in darkened vocal booths, where illumination is intensified. The company reports that the update retains the sonic character of the original 990 studio mic.

MXL Blaze 990 condenser mic

MXL Blaze 990 uses a 6-micron, gold-sputtered large diaphragm with a 15mV/Pa sensitivity for professional sounding recordings. It has a cardioid polar pattern and a frequency range of 30 Hz – 20 kHz, with a slight increase in the upper register around 8 kHz. The MXL Blaze 990 requires phantom power for operation and comes with an included shockmount and hard mount mic stand adapter.

The new mic will give studio artists, live streamers and podcasters a well-rounded, versatile microphone that can be used successfully on any sound source.

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The new mic is also being marketed to gamers for live streaming purposes and podcasters looking to take their sound quality to the next level. The MXL Blaze 990 is a counterpart to the MXL Blizzard 990, released two years ago, which has become a popular choice for gamers making Twitch live streams.