Longstanding dons of the pro-audio sector AKG have announced the Lyra, the company's first ever HD USB microphone.
Inspired by the legendary AKG C414, AKG bill the Lyra as an 'Ultra HD' multimode microphone perfect for podcasting, streaming and recording a range of audio sources. The microphone features AKG's Internal Element Overload Prevention technology and a built-in shockmount and sound diffuser to reduce noise and ensure there's an optimised signal level for a powerful performance. There's also four dedicated recording modes - Front, Front & Back, Tight Stereo and Wide Stereo, which make this thing even more versatile.
The four capsules of the Lyra's adaptive array allow you to achieve a professional sound within any recording environment, while its plug 'n play connectivity makes it easy to record via your PC, Mac, iOS or Android device - it even comes with a licence for Ableton 10 Lite. The Lyra also features inbuilt headphone monitoring, a desktop stand with an integrated cable management system and can even be mounted like a traditional microphone for further flexibility in the studio.
It's a pretty big deal for AKG to enter the USB microphone sector, and the Lyra definitely looks like a formidable debut offering. We can't wait to get our hands on it!
Head to AKG's website for more information on the Lyra.