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Mojave Audio Debuts MA-1000 Large-diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone

First offering in a new product line delivers versatile capabilities and a new design

Burbank, CA… Mojave Audio, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones) is pleased to announce the MA-1000 Large-diaphragm Multi-pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, the first model in the company’s new Signature Series line of products. Designed by Technical Grammy award winning microphone designer David Royer, the MA-1000 features an original new old-stock 5840 tube, a 251-style capsule, and a custom-designed transformer built by Coast Magnetics. Among its notable attributes, the MA-1000 includes a remotely controlled, continuously variable polar pattern selector that is located on microphone’s power supply.

The MA-1000 also offers a switchable 15dB pad that facilitates high SPL recordings with no microphone distortion or preamplifier overload. This is particularly useful for close miking electric guitars. Similarly, the microphone provides a switchable low frequency roll-off designed to reduce the excess low end created by proximity effect, the bass buildup commonly experienced during close miking of vocals and acoustic instruments. The LF roll-off capability is also useful when miking electric guitars where less low end buildup is desired. With world-class components, the new MA-1000 delivers a sweet, airy top end, ‘you-are-there’ realism in the mids, and an accurate yet authoritative bottom end.

Dusty Wakeman, President of Mojave Audio, commented on the company’s new MA-1000 Large-diaphragm Multi-pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, “The MA-1000 is a versatile, high-end microphone designed specifically to address the most challenging studio recording applications. The mic’s switchable 15dB pad enables one to address of variety of high SPL challenges while the low frequency roll-off capability makes it a tremendous microphone for both vocal and voiceover projects. Cosmetically, as the first offering in Mojave Audio’s new Signature Series product line, this mic represents a step forward compared to Mojave’s traditional ‘working class’ designs. I have every confidence this microphone will be well-received by engineers and artists from a wide range of musical disciplines.”

The Mojave Audio MA-1000 carries an MSRP of $2,995.00 and will become available Q4, 2015. The microphone ships with an innovative new shock mount design that was created by and licensed from sibling company Royer Labs.

About Mojave Audio

Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio is a manufacturer of quality microphones for the recording professional. Additional information on the MA-1000 and all Mojave Audio products can be found at