If you’re a podcaster, voice-over artist, singer, or instrumentalist looking for a quality studio microphone that won’t break the bank, Aston is confident their Element is the mic for you. You see, the mic was developed with your help: Aston conducted open-submission blind listening tests with the public at large until the company settled on the right materials and technologies, giving you a studio-quality sound tailored for vocals and acoustic instruments, whether they’re miked in the studio or at home.
In the construction of this mic, Aston devised a new capsule technology called Ridyon, which borrows the best qualities of three capsule designs in common use (dynamic, ribbon, and condenser). The non-techy takeaway: if you’re looking for a mic that’ll pick up the nuances of your voice while minimizing the room around you, this is a great choice. The mic ships with its own internal pop filter and a proprietary shockmount.