The Aston Element mic, with its Ridyon capsule technology, was developed with input from listening tests with thousands of artists, engineers, and producers to deliver superior performance at low cost. This bundle ships complete with a custom shock mount and pop shield.
Like all Aston mics, Element incorporates a huge amount of innovation. Everything from the capsule technology, the chassis design, the magnetic pop filter and even the back lit-LED logo 48V phantom power indicator (or as Aston likes to call it, cool light!) massively go beyond the limits of products normally sold at this price point.
Aston CEO James Young gives you the lowdown on the Element microphone:
Not only is Element extremely affordable, it was built to consistently outperform all mics in its class. This is something which you really don't have to take Aston's word for, because over 4000 customers from all across the world have helped define the sound of Element in peer-reviewed blind listening tests against the biggest brands in the business. During the course of this 3-month public testing series, Aston developed the sound of the mic using data collected from these comparison tests, which have included major brand competitors such as Blue, Rode, AKG, Audio Technica and Neumann.
The mic itself boasts brand new 'Ridyon'(TM) capsule technology, combining the best elements of all 3 existing classes of microphone. Utilising 48V phantom power, the mic's incredibly lightweight Active-moving-coil-…
diaphragm delivers high end condenser mic sensitivity and performance, with the punchy bass and rejection capability of a great dynamic mic and the open, natural, sound of a ribbon.