Enabling quick-swiching comparison and and selection of the a microphone to suit a particular studio application, Radial Engineering has announced the Gold Digger.

Radial Gold Digger mic switcher ‘Capturing the essence of a voice is critical during the recording process,’ says Radial President Peter Janis. ‘This is best accomplished by selecting the most appropriate microphone and suitable mic preamp. But setting up an “honest” comparison between microphones can be difficult due to the time lapse involved when routing signals and discrepancies between mixer channels. The Gold Digger solves the problem by routing four microphones to a single output via a “straight-wire” signal path. In other words, there are no buffers or any form of gain stage in between the microphone and the output, thus assuring a colour-free signal transfer without distortion or artifact.’

The Gold Digger features four radio-style switches to ensure only one microphone can be active at any time, and provides its own 48V phantom power to ensure switching between mics will be quiet and pop free. Once connected, the unit’strim control is adjusted so that all mics produce the same output level. The ‘live’ mic is then selected from the front panel.

The Cherry Picker ships in November 2012. Estimated retail price: US$400.

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More: www.radialeng.com

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