Aston Microphones have announced their 3rd and final public test session for the all new Aston Element, the world’s first ‘People’s Microphone’.
As Aston enters the 3rd month of public voting to help create the final sound of their new mic, they are teasing us with yet more information in this stunning new product. Rumours have been circulating about accessories and we’re now able to give you a first look at the entire package.
Like all Aston mics, Element incorporates a huge amount of innovation. Everything from new capsule technology, the chassis design, the uber-cool magnetic pop filter and custom shock mount, and even the backlit-LED logo 48V phantom power indicator (or as Aston likes to call it, ‘the cool light!’) go way beyond the limits of products in this class.
Over 4000 customers from across the world have helped, so far, to define the sound of Element in peer-reviewed blind listening tests against the biggest brands in the business. During the course of this 3-month public testing series, Aston have 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.
To take part in the 3rd and final round of public voting, register here: https://www.astonmics.com/votingform.aspx
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.”
Have Your Voice Heard
Session 3, the final round of public voting for Element, is now open. Aston still need your help to perfect the sound of what they are dubbing ‘The world’s first People’s Microphone’. To get involved in blind listening tests and have your say in the final sound of this stunning new mic, all you need to do is register to vote at https://www.astonmics.com/votingform.aspx, download the audio files, listen and then rank them in order of preference.
As well as playing a vital part in helping Aston to create the Aston Element, registered voters will also be given Aston Family Developer status, receive a certificate of participation, stickers, badges and the opportunity to pre-order a limited edition Aston Family Developer mic bundled with shock mount and pop shield at special introductory price.
About Aston Microphones
Aston Microphones has become a major player in the global microphone market in the 4 years since our launch in January of 2016. Our products were nominated 3 times in 4 years for a prestigious TEC Award winning Best in Show for ‘Starlight’ at NAMM 2016, and winning Best Microphone at the recent NAMM 2020 TEC Awards… a string of successes never before accomplished by ANY Pro Audio company in their first 4 years.