Weekly Shout-Out: Aston Origin and Aston SPIRIT microphones

Aston Origin

The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilizing one inch (1″) gold evaporated capsule. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end Transformer-less circuitry using only the best components.

Aston SPIRIT

The Aston SPIRIT is a switchable pattern, microphone utilizing a 1” gold evaporated capsule. A switch on the mic body selects from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformer balanced circuitry using only the best components. The Spirit is designed to deliver a beautifully open sound with sparkling harmonics. This highly accurate microphone gives a stunningly natural and transparent recording, capturing all the detail in the high range but without adding the harshness that some condenser microphones seem to.

Features:

Built-In Pop Filter

Aston’s vocal condenser microphones have an exclusive mesh-knit pop filter built into the wave-form head. The random weave allows sound to pass while virtually eliminating unwanted plosives at the source. It also shields against multiple wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation making our microphones ideal in critically sensitive electronic applications. This completely encapsulating, single piece, mesh cage is formed of stainless steel, so won’t rust with use, and can even be removed and washed.

Wave-Form Mesh Head

The Aston Origin has our signature waveform mesh head. This unique design not only looks great but delivers an unprecedented degree of protection for the heart of your microphone, the capsule. The shock resistant waveform design allows the head of the mic to distort if given a heavy knock, and then return to its normal position, without any damage at all. It also offers a degree of off-axis rejection, helping to eliminate unwanted artefacts from your recordings.

Chassis

Part of the beauty of our microphones is the custom finish of each chassis. There is no mass-produced paint job finish. Instead, each chassis is individually tumbled for up to 4 hours to give it a very hard-wearing, and extremely beautiful, finish. To perfect the look, each microphone is separately engraved with its legends and our brand mantra… ‘The art of performance’