The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilising a one inch (1″) gold evaporated capsule. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformer-less circuitry using only the best components.
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With built in shock mount and pop shield these are perfect microphone for a quick recording session. Most notably used for vocals and acoustic guitar, but can give that bright top end to electric guitars and fantastic clarity to bass.
These things are also built to survive wars. I've heard stories of the previous CEO of Aston showing dinner guests how tough this microphone is by beating it with a steel bar.