Mojave Audio has updated the aesthetics of all microphone models, providing a visual system for engineers to match mic to application. New colour-coordinated variations feature different combinations of coloured logos and head grilles.

Mojave Audio‘We couldn’t make them sound any better, so we made them look better,’ says Mojave Audio President, Dusty Wakeman. ‘The visual design of our microphones evolved organically over the years, but we soon realised that it was becoming difficult to tell our mics apart. Now, there are clear visual cues so the user knows whether he or she is working with a tube or a solid-state microphone, for example. We haven’t changed anything inside.’

The colour-coordination provides a visual system to distinguish between variations of each mis. For instance, the vacuum tube condenser line-up (MA-200 and MA-300) now features the classic red logo against a satin nickel finish, while the company’s solid-state mics (MA-50, MA-201fet and MA-301fet) now have a black logo.

Polar patterns are now distinguished by either a matte head grille (which corresponds to fixed cardioid pattern) or a chrome grill (which corresponds to a multi-polar pattern) design that can be changed by the user. Each microphone – including the MA-1000 signature series which features a 251-style capsule in classic Desert Sand – was designed by David Royer. The MA-50 is the only Mojave microphone that will retain the black exterior – but will now include a black head-grille.

‘Our sales have been great over the past 12 months, but as soon as the shutdown occurred, our sales went through the roof,’ Wakeman explains. ‘Our customers – which include highly accomplished engineers but also musicians and hobbyists – are resilient in their creativity and continuing to work at home.

‘Musicians make music and songwriters write songs, and when they’re trapped at home, like they have been in recent months, they’re going to be especially prolific. We’ve talked to everyone from members of the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra to top session players, and all having to set up at home. Many of these folks are recording at home for the first time, and reach out to us to acquire a high-quality microphone they can feel confident about.’

The aesthetic changes to the microphones do not affect pricing.

More: www.mojaveaudio.com

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