Marantz is expanding its line of USB podcasting microphones with the new MPM-4000U. The condenser microphone comes with everything you need to start recording directly to your computer or mobile device.
Podcasting and live streaming are more popular than ever, and USB microphones are a great solution. They plug directly into your computer, which means that you don’t need an audio interface or preamp to start recording. Marantz Professional has just announced a new USB condenser microphone designed as an affordable, yet high-quality solution for podcasting, streaming and conferencing.
The Marantz MPM-4000U is a condenser microphone with a 14 mm capsule and a cardioid polar pattern. Marantz says that this ensures that your voice is picked up clearly, while reducing unwanted background noise. The microphone connects to your computer or mobile device via a USB-C connectoron the bottom. This is also where you’ll find a headphone jack for monitoring, which is quite convenient.
The front panel offers a mute button in case you need to mute your own voice during a conference call or gaming session. There’s also a gain knob for adjusting the recording volume, as well as a volume knob for the headphone monitor signal.
According to Marantz, the MPM-4000U works with Mac and Windows computers and iOS and Android devices. You can attach it to a microphone stand using the included clip, or use the included tripod stand to place it on your desktop.
With the included accessories and convenient USB-C connectivity for most computers and mobile devices, the Marantz MPM-4000U looks like a great choice for anyone looking to get into podcasting, streaming or desktop recording without breaking the bank. It does face some competition, however, as we’ve seen quite a few inexpensive USB condenser mics come out over the past couple of years.
Price and availability
The Marantz MPM-4000U is now available for pre-order at Thomann.de* for €99.