Aston Elements Final Round Public Testing
Aston Microphones announces the third and final public test session for the all new Element.
Aston Element, the world’s first ‘People’s Microphone’. We also get a first look at the the bundled shock mount and pop shield that Element will come included with the mic. Element promises new capsule technology, while the chassis design, the magnetic pop filter and custom shock mount, and even the backlit-LED logo 48V phantom power indicator are far from bog standard.
So far, over 4000 customers from across the world have helped to define the sound of Element in peer-reviewed blind listening tests against the biggest brands in the business. During the course of this three-month public testing series, Aston has developed the sound of the mic using data collected from these comparison tests, which have included major brand competitors such as Blue, Rode, AKG, Audio Technica and Neumann.
James Young, Aston CEO, comments “We chose to put Element up against the mics we consider to be the best in their class, so we could push the boundaries of performance. All these brands make superb products, but our goal was to make a mic which is able, in blind tests, to be consistently voted as the favourite. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s the ‘best’ because mic choice is very subjective. However, what it does mean is that, in these public tests, the majority of people prefer the sound they get from Element compared with big brand competitors… and that means that at the very least, you can be absolutely confident that you’ll get superb results every time.”
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Watch our in-depth interview with Aston CEO James Young here: https://youtu.be/YrvwVQ8uqOo