The VO: 1-A when connected to this incredibly versatile and compact universal interface from MXL® effectively converts it into a USB microphone that you simply plug into your computer. You can Instantly start recording without any special driver installations. The Mic Mate™ Pro handles microphone gain and headphone volume adjustments with low profile rotary knobs, while the built-in headphone jack lets you hear yourself recording with no delay - unlike many other USB converters.
Works with all recording software programs and all microphones except ribbons.
The MicPort Pro from CEntrance is one of the finest USB converters on the planet with pure, clean, and quiet studio-quality microphone preamplifier and professional-level analogue to digital conversation rates up to 24-bit/96kHz! The Mic Port Pro - for all it’s advanced audio audio specifications - is still easy to use with true plug-and-play installation, providing instant computer recording with Windows and Mac OS.
The MicPort Pro turns any microphone you own now or get in the future into a USB mic - even ribbon mics - since you can turn off the phantom power which would otherwise ruin them.
The MicPort Pro lets you hear your performance while recording with great amplitude through its headphone output jack with zero latency. And the conveniently located microphone gain and volume control knobs make precise audio adjustments a breeze. It works with all recording software programs.
Very clean sound...goodbye mixer!
I have used the MicMate Pro for several months and I can say that it has exceeded my expectations. As a WinXP user, I had no problems with installation...after plugging into the mini USB port, I let Windows automatically install its own USB audio driver and I was good to go. The XLR cable and USB jack connects quite snugly, so there should be no worries of accidental disconnects.
As sound quality goes, not only do my recordings sound great with my condenser mic, but the MicMate Pro introduces absolutely no hiss or hum.
In regards to features, the MicMate Pro has a knob to control the amount of gain to your audio software. In addition, it includes a mini headphone jack (and volume control) so that you can monitor your recordings...as a voiceover person, this is a must have.
I have two minor gripes about the product:
- It has no phantom power on/off switch (not a problem if you use only condenser mics) - The knobs can be a little flakey when adjusting the gain or headphone volume
With that said, the Mic Mate Pro is a terrific product. It not only sounds great and works great with laptops, it is small enough to fit in your laptop bag.
Great addition for Field Editing and Production
I work for a major network news organization and use this device and a lip mic for reporters to voice their stories while we're in the field. This is super easy to use. I start quicktime and make a new audio recording. It saves it to the desktop as a quicktime .mov file which I can then import to final cut pro or can send as an email to the news bureau to be edited.
I haven't had any problems with this other than to say with this microphone I'm using, the level is a little low, but it doesn't add much noticeable noise to the final file.
I highly recommend this product.
This is so COOL!
This is the coolest little gadget! It is especially great for someone like me who is just starting to set up a home studio. No slides or meters to worry about. Just attach it to the bottom of your microphone and away you go!!
Great device for my voiceovers
I do voice overs for my clients' multimedia presentations and have used an older model MobilePre from M-Audio. This device kicks butt and does a much better job and takes up even less space in my bag. I love this thing and highly recommend it for what I do. I use it primarily with Adobe Sound Booth and it is fantastic.
Centrance MicPort Pro review
This preamp really is nice; its compact, setup is a no brainer, and sound quality is top notch, even with the gain turned all the way up, its whisper quite, very nice.