MXL microphones, a division of Marshall Electronics, introduced its new Desktop Recording Kit (D.R.K.), a professional cardioid condenser microphone complete with a desktop microphone stand, microphone clip, XLR cable, XLR to Mini-Plug adapter cable, 3.5mm Mini-Plug to ¼ inch adapter and power source. The Desktop Recording Kit was designed specifically for the home recording enthusiast for vocal recording, capturing musical instruments, sampling and related tasks.
The MXL microphone included in the kit is self-powered, eliminating the need for costly preamplifiers or external power supplies, though it also works seamlessly with external microphone preamps. The MXL Desktop Recording Kit includes all of the necessary accessories to ensure seamless integration into a wide assortment of recording environments. With its XLR cable, the D.R.K. microphone will connect to professional microphone preamplifiers, mixing consoles or computer audio interfaces. The included XLR to Mini-Plug adapter cable enables easy connection to computer sound cards or other consumer audio equipment that use 3.5 mm Mini-Plugs; with the included 3.5mm Mini-Plug to ¼-inch adapter, the DRK microphone will interface perfectly with self-contained recording studios that commonly use the ¼-inch phone plug standard. Also included are a compact desktop microphone stand and clip and MXL’s new microphone applications guide.
The D.R.K. retails for $99.95. For more information, please go to