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Six of the best

Welcome to the MusicTech Buyer’s Guide, where we round up some of the best products recently reviewed in the magazine. This month, six of the best microphones for a range of studio tasks and, of course, budgets…

BEST All-rounder Aston Spirit


Price £299

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Aston burst onto the microphone scene a few years back with the Origin microphone. This follow-up boasts the rugged tumbled-steel, with the same wave-form mesh head which gives the Aston mics their unique aesthetic. The Spirit is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that we found worked exceptionally well on an array of instruments, drums and vocals. In fact, we said: “It performed well at just about everything we threw it on, matching and even outperforming some much more expensive microphones in the process. If you already have a few mics and are just looking to expand your selection, the Spirit is virtually a must-have. It performs well enough to add to any mic locker, and is also inexpensive enough to demand your attention.” We concluded: “Aston Microphones has brought the Spirit back into British microphone manufacturing.”

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In the new issue of MusicTech magazine we grant you all the tools, production tips and inside knowledge you need to enable you to create a chart hit! Also in this issue we’re hands on with Spitfire’s BT Phobos, we speak to Matt Lange about his career and production ethos. We present 6 of the best modern microphones and review Loopmasters’ Loopcloud, Steinberg’s Cubase 9, AKG C7s, Arturia MatrixBrute and many more. Plus tutorials for Ableton Live, Logic and our latest modular guide.