MXL Microphones is shipping its AC-44 Miniature USB Conferencing Microphone to customers worldwide, starting July 21. According to MXL, the AC-44 is a microphone solution for a range of applications that require pristine audio capture, including web conferencing, telemedicine, huddle spaces, classrooms and more. It can also be incorporated into OEM applications.
MXL’s AC-44 utilizes the company’s three-capsule boundary design to enhance direct sounds while mitigating noise and echoes in any workspace. The microphone has a 180-degree cardioid pickup pattern, focusing on sound sources in front of the microphone and eliminating unwanted noise from the back. This gives the AC-44 flexibility between working in a single-user workspace, a medium huddle space or larger spaces, such as classrooms and medical facilities.
As telecommunication demand continues to grow, the AC-44 is designed for telemedicine applications and can be affixed to medical carts. Additionally, the AC-44 fits in-home workspaces — by not taking up much desk space and offering enhanced audio for web conferencing.
Designed with an all-metal frame and durable metal grill, MXL says the AC-44 is built to withstand daily use rigors in any work environment. Powered by a simple USB-C connection, the mic offers plug-and-play functionality without the need to install any extra drivers. It can be used with Mac and PCs as well as tablets and mobile devices.