Thursday, January 25, 2018

beyerdynamic to present FOX Microphone at NAMM: The professional USB Studio Microphone for Music Recordings, YouTube Videos and Podcasting

beyerdynamic to present FOX Microphone at NAMM:
The professional USB Studio Microphone for Music Recordings, YouTube Videos and Podcasting

Farmingdale, New York - January 24, 2018 - beyerdynamic, a premier leader in audio technology, announced today that they will be displaying their brand-new FOX USB-C microphone at the 2018 NAMM Show, which is ideal for music recordings, YouTube videos, Podcasting and more.   FOX combines a microphone, preamplifier, AD converter and headphone amplifier – making it the easiest and best solution for in-studio, at home, or on-the-go recording.   

Studio-quality microphone technology
The beyerdynamic FOX features a high-quality microphone capsule, as found in professional studio microphones around the world. This large-membrane condenser microphone provides high sensitivity compared to common dynamic microphones. This means that even quiet sounds and the finest nuances can be captured perfectly. The cardioid polar pattern shields against rear-incident noise, providing ideal protection against background noise. The elastic suspension on the microphone capsule prevents structure-borne noise – eliminating footsteps and fret noises. The microphone capsule’s high quality is no accident: beyerdynamic has more than 90 years of experience in developing and constructing a wide variety of microphones. beyerdynamic has been responsible for the audio quality of countless music, sound and television productions. The new FOX provides beginners with access to the results of this extensive wealth of experience.

Plug-and-play, no complicated assembly
One of the great strengths of the beyerdynamic FOX is its simplicity. Microphone recordings normally require a preamplifier and an AD converter as well as a microphone. If you then want to listen to the recording, you’ll need a DA converter and headphone amplifier or loudspeakers. Not so with the FOX: A USB cable, a computer and a pair of headphones like the DT 770 are all you need to make first-class productions quickly and easily. The engineers at beyerdynamic have managed to fit all the components you need for professional recording into the compact FOX. Integrated Cirrus Logic converters offer up to 24 bit at a sampling frequency of 96 kHz – that means sophisticated studio quality.  However, set-up is still remarkably simple: a single USB cable links the microphone to a computer, the headphones plug directly into the microphone.

Range of functions and scope of delivery for an immediate start
The beyerdynamic FOX combines a microphone, preamplifier, converter and headphone amplifier – and is still accessible and easy to use. An adjuster on the front controls the volume for the powerful headphone amplifier. Another adjuster sends the microphone signal to the headphones, giving you instant control. A button on the back of the microphone regulates the gain and enables use of the FOX for especially loud sources. A mute button makes it easy to, for example, cut the sound of a cough during live online transmissions. Beyerdynamic supplies the FOX with a range of accessories for immediate use. A pop shield prevents disruptive popping noises when talking, a base allows you to position the microphone on a table or lectern, and a clamp allows you to mount it to a microphone stand. An orange USB cable sets an additional highlight, as well as a thread adapter 5/8-3/8, which is also included.

Studio quality on the move
Another advantage of the ultra-compact beyerdynamic FOX is the system’s portability. Instead of requiring a microphone, preamplifier, converter and a variety of connecting cables, the compact microphone and USB cable are all you need for perfect recordings when on the go. FOX is even compatible with mobile devices on iOS and Android with the right adaptor. This makes it easy to record with the highest sound requirements anywhere and with minimal effort.

FOX will be available from spring 2018 in many music specialist stores and in the beyerdynamic online shop at The recommended retail price is EUR 179. Follow the FOX to find out about pre-orders and special sales promotions.

About beyerdynamic
Over 90 years of experience in developing audio electronics, beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG, Heilbronn, Germany, stands for innovative audio products with top sound quality and ground-breaking technology.  All our products are developed in Germany and are manufactured mainly by hand – from hi-fi headphones to stage microphones to conference and interpreting systems.