Following the results of the first two rounds of voting, Aston Microphones have today detailed the final voting stage for their ambitious 'People's Microphone' Element project.
The Aston team are now entering the third month of public voting for the sound of the Element's microphone capsule, revealing in a statement today that over 4000 customers have been involved in the project so far.
To coincide with today's announcement, Aston Microphones have debuted another tantalising teaser image of the Element, showing off the gamut of accessories to be included with the microphone. With a magnetic pop filter and custom shockmount being included in the package and a backlit-LED logo / 48v phantom power indicator adorning the brushed chassis of the microphone, the Element certainly looks quite the part.
Aston have also revealed a number of the microphones they have been testing the Element prototypes against in a statement today, including major brand competitors like Blue Microphones, AKG, Audio-Technica, Neumann and Røde Microphones.
"We chose to put Element up against the mics we consider to be the best in their class, so we could push the boundaries of performance," said Aston CEO James Young.
"All these brands make superb products, but our goal was to make a mic which is able, in blind tests, to be consistently voted as the favourite. Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s the ‘best’ because mic choice is very subjective. However, what it does mean is that, in these public tests, the majority of people prefer the sound they get from Element compared with big brand competitors… and that means that at the very least, you can be absolutely confident that you’ll get superb results every time.”
If you're keen to take part in the final round of voting for the Aston Element, you can register here.