PreSonus Announces PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone
Great for Use with VSL Smaart Wizards
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, January 2013... With PreSonus®' new PRM1 reference (measurement) microphone and the company's free Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) mixer-control software with Smaart® Measurement Technology, StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 digital mixer owners can have a complete, powerful, and affordable, audio-analysis and correction system.
A reference, or "measurement," microphone is special type of condenser microphone that is designed to provide an accurate reproduction of a room's sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools, such as real-time analyzers (RTAs) and spectrographs. While measurement microphones can be quite expensive, the affordable PreSonus PRM1 delivers high-quality results.
Because measurement mics do not color the sound, we would not employ a PRM1 to fatten up a recording of our CFO's reaction when he saw our proposed marketing budget for this year. But it's the right mic for tuning a sound system to reproduce those sounds accurately in a room.
The PRM1 employs a 1Ž4" pre-polarized electret-condenser capsule and delivers a linear frequency response between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. Like most measurement mics, it has an omnidirectional polar pattern. Sensitivity is rated at -37 dB/Pa, EIN (A-weighted) at 26 dB, S/N ratio at 70 dB, dynamic range at 106 dB, and maximum SPL at 132 dB SPL.
The mic has an all-metal chassis and comes with a clip, foam windscreen, and hard case.
VSL's Smaart System Check Wizards step StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 users through the process of viewing the frequency-response trace of a venue, calculating and setting delay-system timing, and verifying output connectivity. To use them, you need to connect a measurementmicrophone to the StudioLive mixer's Talkback input. That's where the PRM1 comes in. With the PRM1 mic, a StudioLive mixer, and VSL with Smaart, it's easy to do tasks that once required extensive engineering know-how.
The PRM1 is expected to ship in early January 2013, with an anticipated MAP/street price of $79.95.
Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.
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