PreSonus Introduces Software-Controlled Revelator USB-C Microphone

November 12 2020, 00:15
Reacting to the exploding demand for microphone that can be used at home for webcasting, meetings, podcasting, voiceovers, or general home studio use, PreSonus is the latest company to announce a new entry in the USB microphone category. The new PreSonus Revelator microphone makes it easy to get polished, professional-sounding results with selectable polar patterns, preset configurations and loopback audio. Better still, it's an affordable option that looks like a big, expensive studio microphone that offers that delivers the desired "Radio Sound."

The secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent - which includes a distinct, natural voice and well-articulated speech - with a microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. And it helps if the microphone offers a natural boost that enhances the proximity effect. According to PreSonus, the new Revelator microphones helps to create the right effect, using the same EQ and compression algorithms found in PreSonus’ StudioLive Series III mixers. 

Eight easy-to-use, professionally crafted presets give users a "radio sound" at the press of a button, with the right combination of EQ and compression to make any voice stand out, the Boca Raton, FL-based company states. Eight additional user presets are provided to make a Revelator sound that’s unique to each user, using the full StudioLive Fat Channel controls available in the Universal Control software. Users also get a wealth of voice effects to create just about any crazy sci-fi sound they want. Even better, they can store up to four presets to be instantly selectable via the Preset button on Revelator. It's like having a microphone, a complete dynamics processing rack,  a sound effects device, and a radio console with headphone amplifier, all in one device.

More than a USB microphone, the PreSonus Revelator features two stereo streams for loopback audio so users can quickly and easily conference in Zoom calls, record gameplay, or showcase the audio in a YouTube video while adding witty commentary. Two streams for loopback audio mean users can mix and record the audio from two different applications on their computer, along with their voice, at the same time using the intuitive interface in Universal Control. Built-in monitoring and an onboard headphone amplifier let users listen to their performance and their mix in real-time.

Combining three pickup patterns, the PreSonus Revelator microphone provides maximum flexibility. Users can choose the cardioid pattern for voiceovers or performances where only one voice should be captured. Change to the figure 8 pattern and position allows Revelator to be used for an interview, while the omnidirectional pattern allows to pick up sound all the way around the microphone.

With its bus-powered, USB-C design, the PreSonus Revelator can connect to a Windows or macOS computer, as well as iOS or Android devices. The microphone is bundled with PreSonus' popular Studio One Artist recording and production software and Studio Magic Software Suite. It also ships with an integrated desktop stand with built-in cable management, allowing users to keeps their desks clean.

The PreSonus Revelator USB Microphone is available now for a U.S. street price of $179.95.
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