The KSM42 ($799 retail; $999 MSRP; pictured) is a side-address, cardioid condenser microphone for vocal recording that features a tailored frequency response and extensive internal and external pop filtering. The single-pattern, dual-diaphragm design of the KSM42 exhibits an ultra-wide dynamic range and smooth proximity control for studio applications. “
The KSM44A ($999 retail; $1,249 MSRP) is a large-diaphragm, side-address condenser microphone that can be used in a variety of live and studio applications. Features include multiple polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional); dual 1-inch, externally biased, ultra-thin, 2.5-micron, 24-karat-gold-layered, low-mass diaphragms; premium electronic components and gold-plated internal and external connectors; subsonic filter; 3-position switchable low-frequency filter; and integrated three-stage “pop” protection grille that reduces breath noise.
The KSM42 and KSM44A microphones will be available in July and carry a two-year limited warranty.