About the Mackie EM-91CU
Simple sonic improvement
Simple sonic improvement
What a difference a good microphone makes. Mackie's EM-91CU has a use for just about everyone. Musicians, podcasters, and YouTubers stepping up from built-in mics will love it. So will students and teachers engaged with remote learning, and anyone who uses Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype or the like for video-conferencing. Yup, I think that's almost everyone these days.
The EM-91CU's large diaphragm is especially great for rendering clear, articulate vocals, whether you're recording or broadcasting. And the and cardioid polar pattern picks up just what is close to and in front of the mic, reducing background noise to a minimum. It's a brilliant, cost-effective solution for vastly improved audio quality.
The EM-91CU is a great introduction to studio-quality microphones. Onboard preamp circuitry delivers clear tone, low noise, and wide dynamic range. And the included Pro Tools® software bundle affordably opens up the world of the digital audio workstation (DAW) to burgeoning musicians and producers.
Mackie has been making professional audio gear since 1988. Their products are known for being practical and durable. The EM-91CU is no exception — its burly construction will stand up to years of regular use.
- large diaphragm condenser microphone
- connects directly to computer via USB, no interface needed
- ideal for recording, video conferencing, and remote learning
- cardioid pattern for noise and feedback rejection
- supports Windows® and Mac® OS, no drivers needed
- recording resolution: 16-bit/48kHz
- Pro Tools® First and Waveform™ OEM
- The Musician Collection for Pro Tools® First
- The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform™ OEM
- frequency response: 20-17,000 Hz
- 1-7/8"W x 6-5/16"H x 1-11/16"D
- weight: 0.46 pounds
- shock mount (fits standard mic stand)
- USB Type-B cable
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # EM-91CU
What's in the box:
- USB Condenser microphone
- Shock-mount stand adapter (5/8" thread)
- 66" USB Cable (type-B to type-A/2.0)
- Owner's manual
- Pro Tools First registration card
- Waveform OEM & DAW Essentials registration card w/ license code
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More details on the Mackie EM-91CU
Construction: The Mackie EM-91CU is a studio-grade condenser microphone designed for live streaming, online meetings, content creation, and more. The Mackie microphone features a cardioid pickup pattern, that helps reject peripheral noise, and is protected by a durable metal housing and metal-mesh capsule screen, giving you Mackie "Built-Like-A-Tank" reliability and performance. The studio microphone uses professional-grade components for a low-noise circuit path.
Connections: The base of the EM-91CU microphone features a USB-B port for connecting to a computer or laptop for recording (no analog audio connection provided). This allows easy setup and recording directly to your computer DAW (Digital Audio Workstation).
- System Compatibility:
- PC: Windows XP, XP Pro, 7, 8, 10 / USB 1.1/2.0 (64MB RAM minimum)
- MAC: OS 10.1.11 or higher / USB 1.1/2.0 (64MB RAM minimum)
Shock Mount: The Mackie EM-19CU includes a microphone shock mount, with 5/8" threading, for attaching to a mic stand or boom-arm (both sold separately).
Included Software Bundle: The Mackie EM-91CU includes registration cards and a license code for free access to a powerful software bundle that provides everything you need to record, mix, and master your next project.
Pro Tools/First Software: Avid Pro Tools is the industry standard for audio recording and editing software. The Mackie Creator Bundle includes Pro Tools/First, Avid's entry-level version of their powerful software. Even as "entry-level" software, Pro Tools/First is packed with important features for recording and editing your music.
Up to 16 audio tracks
Session Templates: Various session templates are provided to help you get started quickly. Templates for rock, pop, electronica, hip-hop, and jazz can cover a wide range of music styles, each including preloaded virtual instruments. You can also build tracks from scratch and save your track settings as presets.
Editing: Featuring Pro Tool's world-class editing tools, the Pro Tools/First software lets you click-and-drag MIDI notes, change tempo, edit pitch and timing, correct mistakes, and much more.
UVI Workstation: This is a powerful sample player and multitimbral instrument that makes it easy and fun to create unique sounds. It also includes Xpand!2 virtual instrument pack, offering a wide range of sounds, from beats and loops to orchestral instruments, and more.
Soundbase: Includes over 3GB of high-quality loops, samples, and sound content created by leading producers.
Effects & Utility Plugins: Pro Tools/First comes with 23 effects and utility plugins to help shape sounds, warm up tones, and give tracks greater presence. Plugins range from EQ and Dynamics to Reverb and Delays. Additional plugins can be purchased through Avid.
Cloud Storage: Pro Tools/First includes Avid's free introductory cloud storage, letting you save, sync, and share up to three projects.
Windows: 10 (Build 1909 only)
MacOS: High Sierra (10.13.6), Mojave (10.14.5)
Waveform OEM: Waveform OEM is a multi-award winning DAW featuring powerful tools for modern musicians. Key features include unlimited track count, compatibility with all popular plug-ins, and efficient performance on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems:
Windows: 8 & 10 (64-bit)
MacOS: 10.11 or later (64-bit)
Linux: Ubuntu 18.04 (64-bit)
Raspberry Pi: 2, 3, & 4 (32-bit)
DAW Essentials Collection: Includes 16 contemporary FX plug-ins that can be used with any DAW. These effects plug-ins utilize the very latest algorithms and coding techniques, providing exceptional sound quality in an extremely efficient package. FX include: Equaliser, Compressor, Delays, Limiter, Gate/Expander, Crusher, and more.
Element: Condenser capsule
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 17kHz
Sensitivity: -34dB ±2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa@1kHz)
Maximum SPL: 132dB (@1kHz 1% THD)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 78dB
Sample Rate: 16-Bit/48kHz
Weight: 0.46 lbs.