|Submited By: Spec on 09/04/2009|
I have used the MicMate Pro for several months and I can say that it has exceeded my expectations. As a WinXP user, I had no problems with installation...after plugging into the mini USB port, I let Windows automatically install its own USB audio driver and I was good to go. The XLR cable and USB jack connects quite snugly, so there should be no worries of accidental disconnects.
As sound quality goes, not only do my recordings sound great with my condenser mic, but the MicMate Pro introduces absolutely no hiss or hum.
In regards to features, the MicMate Pro has a knob to control the amount of gain to your audio software. In addition, it includes a mini headphone jack (and volume control) so that you can monitor your recordings...as a voiceover person, this is a must have.
I have two minor gripes about the product:
- It has no phantom power on/off switch (not a problem if you use only condenser mics)
- The knobs can be a little flakey when adjusting the gain or headphone volume
With that said, the MicMate Pro is a terrific product. It not only sounds great and works great with laptops, it is small enough to fit in your laptop bag.