In January 2019 Aston Microphones exists for three years. Great moment for some celebrations - of course with a new product! Over the past three years, Aston has battled their way into the music industry with incredible hardware. In just a short time Aston won the hearts of many professionals in the audio industry. Affordable products, crafted in the UK with the best quality - the formula seems to work.
Aston decided to end this great year with a BANG!
The Aston Stealth
Aston reveals the Aston Stealth cardioid - a revolutionary broadcast quality microphone for studio and stage. The microphone has four switchable voices settings delivering unparalleled performance in almost any situation. What makes this revolutionary? The Aston Stealth is worlds first microphones that auto-detect 48V phantom power and automatically switches the mic to active mode. Phantom power mode is indicated by the soft glow purple LED floodlights, which can also be switched off. The Stealth includes a unique Sorbothane internal shock mount system and of course the quality that you expect from Aston!
Aston Stealth testing and settings
The Aston Microphones testing process goes deep. The Stealth is developed with more than 90 top engineers, producers and artists. They collected more than 9000 data points. The testing process includes blind listening, to ensure the best quality as possible. The test also resulted in the four switchable voice settings which are Vocal 1, Vocal 2, Guitar and Dark. Approach it as four microphones in one which has been tested compared to other mics in the same price range, and way more expensive microphones.
Aston Stealth got two vocal settings, optimized for different vocal textures, a guitar setting which is equally suited to Spanish guitar, Electric guitar cab and steel string acoustic, and a dark, vintage environment, reminiscent of classic ribbon mics.
Aston Microphones states:
"The voice settings are not EQ filters, they are contour networks, meaning the bulk of the signal does not pass through any sort of filter circuitry. The whole signal is slightly attenuated, with some frequencies being added back in at a higher level. This results in much lower phase distortion than conventional filter designs."
'This all makes the Stealth one of worlds most versatile microphones on the market! We can't wait to have a closer look at the Aston Stealth and serve you an in-depth review!'
The Aston Stealth is available in for €339 - January 2019.
Aston Stealth information
- Broadcast quality cardioid microphone for studio and stage
- 4 settings – 4 different voices – 4 discrete signal paths
- Works with and without 48V phantom power
- Autodetect function senses 48V and activates built-in preamp
- Class A mic preamp built in - no external gain lifting device required
- Unique Sorbothane internal shock mount
- Excellent off-axis (side) rejection
- Built-in purple LED phantom power indicator - switchable for stealth mode
- Aston’s legendary build quality
- Sound developed by 92 top engineers, producers and artists on the Aston 33 panel
- Supplied with quick release stand mount