Shure has announced that thePG27USB and PG42USB side address condenser microphones are now shipping.
PG27USB and PG42USB microphones connect professional-caliber Shure microphones to any USB computer port with “plug and play” performance.
These cardioid condenser microphones feature built-in headphone monitoring with zero latency and monitor mix control, enabling users to instantly hear what they’re recording and make adjustments on-the-go.
The key difference between the PG27USB and PG42USB Microphones is the application for which they were designed.
The PG27USB features a flat, neutral frequency response for reproduction of a wide variety of instrument and vocal sounds.
The PG42USB was engineered to reproduce the subtle nuances of lead vocals; its large diaphragm, low-cut filter and external shock-mount are all optimized for the higher sensitivity required for vocal performances.
Other unique features of the PG27USB and PG42USB include:
• Large diaphragm capsule: Provides wider dynamic range, clear highs, and strong lows.
• USB “Plug and Play” Connectivity: Enables the convenience of digital recording, anywhere your computer goes.
• Integrated pre-amp with Microphone Gain Control: Allows control of input signal strength.
• Zero Latency Monitoring: For real-time playback and multi-tracking without disorientation.
• Headphone Jack: For monitoring with 1/8” connectivity.
• Monitor Mix Control: For blending microphone and playback audio.
“Shure has a long history of building professional gear that stands up to the punishing treatment of traveling musicians. The introduction of our USB microphones is a testament to the fact that recording has moved beyond the studio,” said Scott Sullivan, Shure Senior Director of Global Product Management.
“Now, everyone from on-the-go artists to traveling podcasters can create and capture professional sound quality from the road.”
Pricing and Availability:
• PG27USB: $199 retail [$238 MSRP]
• PG42USB: $249 retail [$298 MSRP]
The PG27USB and PG42USB carry a two-year limited warranty and can be purchased at select retail partners.
Earlier this year, the PG27USB was recognized with the Shure X2u XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter as two of the Top 18 Products at CES 2009 in the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Awards.