Whether you need a USB microphone to record a podcast, a Twitch stream, or all your prized instruments, the Mackie EleMent Series Carbon USB Microphone will come in handy. With its multiple recording modes, durable form factor, and reasonable price, this microphone will deliver a reliable sound whether you're just getting into content creation, or are looking to expand your collection of tools for the task at hand.
This mic has been precision engineered to give you impeccable sonic reproduction in a durable form factor. Setup is as easy as sitting the mic on your desk in its tabletop stand and plugging it into your computer with the supplied USB Type-C cable. Additionally, the mic comes bundled with an impressive array of software, with every effect you need to get started.
A Great Sound for Any Purpose
Onyx preamps are provided to give you crystal-clear quality on vocals and instruments, thanks to its transparent capture and ultralow noise.
5 Selectable Polar Patterns
The multiple polar patterns allow virtually any kind of content creator to do their thing with precision and ease. Use Cardioid to reject off axis noise, minimizing room tone while you speak directly into the mic. If you need an even more focused sound, choose Supercardioid.
If you're recording with one other guest, select the Bidirectional polar pattern; now you can speak into the front, while the guest speaks into the back, and the sides of the mic will reject unwanted room noise. Choose Omnidirectional to pick up audio all around the capsule, which is great for work that features multiple voices. Finally, a stereo mode is wonderful for ASMR content, or for recording music. A desktop stand and a USB cable are included.
Onboard Headphone Monitoring & Controls
A 3.5mm headphone output with independent volume control offers a convenient monitoring solution. Also, adjust the polar pattern and adjust the mic gain as you'd like.
Broadcast-Quality Audio Capture
The mic records audio at sample rates and resolutions up to 16-bit / 48 kHz, giving you the broadcast standard for media playback.
Handy Hardware Included
With an included tripod stand and USB cable, you can get up and running right away. Simply place the mic in the mount, attach the mount to the stand, and run the USB cable from the mic into your computer.
Industry-Standard Software Included
Avid Pro Tools has been an industry standard in studios and homes for decades, and the EM-USB offers you a gateway into the world of Pro Tools with free, included software. Pro Tools | First (available for macOS and Windows operating systems) is easy enough for beginners, yet sophisticated enough for experienced musicians. Get many of the same tools used by your favorite artists and recording studios, collaborate online with anyone, anywhere, and create at the speed of your imagination. You also get Tracktion's Waveform OEM and the DAW Essentials Collection. In addition to the powerful plug-ins within Pro Tools | First, this mic comes with the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 fantastic plug-ins.
Form Factor Desktop / Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono, Stereo
Diaphragm 0.6" / 14 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional, Supercardioid
Pattern Selection Switched
Orientation Side Address
High-Pass Filter None
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment Yes
On-Board Controls Gain, Headphone Volume, Polar Pattern, Mic Mute
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity -37 dB at 1 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 100 dB
Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x USB Type-C
Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Wireless Connectivity None
A/D Conversion 16-Bit
Sample Rate 48 kHz
Digital Signal Processing None
Bus Power USB
Mounting Tabletop (Included)
Dimensions H: 11.3 x W: 3.8" / H: 287 x W: 96.5 mm
Weight 2 lb / 0.9 kg