January 07, 2020
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, today announced the new AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle at the 2020 NAMM show in Anaheim, California and the 2020 CES shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. At NAMM, visitors can see the new Podcaster Essentials bundle at booth 14508 in the ACC North Hall. At CES, guests can see the Podcaster Essentials bundle at the Artist Hall in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Designed to give podcasters, video producers and content creators a professional edge, the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle includes the new AKG Lyra USB microphone, AKG K371 headphones, Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software, a four-part Berklee Online recording class, and a full set of audio cables including a headphone splitter. The AKG Lyra is an ultra-HD, multi-mode USB microphone that delivers pristine 24-bit, 192 kHz audio quality, with four versatile capture modes suited to a wide range of recording applications. AKG K371 headphones provide clear, detailed sound with largest-in-class 50mm drivers and a closed-back design for superb sound isolation. Ableton Live 10 Lite is a streamlined audio production platform that allows users to quickly and easily record and edit professional podcasts.
“Today’s podcasters and content creators need versatile, powerful audio solutions that enable them to create the highest quality productions that stand apart from the crowd,” said Chris Hansen, Director of Recording and Content Creation, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle provides everything creators need to transform their computer into a professional-quality podcasting studio. We’re excited for our customers at the 2020 NAMM and CES shows to see how easy it can be to put together a professional podcast in any setting with the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle.”
The AKG Lyra delivers the highest audio quality in its class, with acoustically transparent, 4K-compatible, Ultra HD-grade 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution. Lyra features the innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array, which provides four optimized capture modes that makes it easy to deliver professional sound for any application. An internal self-adjusting shock mount minimizes contact noise, while a built-in sound diffuser and AKG’s proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention automatically reduces noise, eliminates pops and improves signal levels. Plug-and-play simplicity enables creators to set up and start recording quickly, regardless of experience level.
AKG K371 professional studio headphones combine performance, accuracy and supreme comfort in a compact, folding design that’s ideal for production in the studio or on location. High-sensitivity titanium-coated 50mm drivers reproduce every detail from the deepest lows to the most sparkling highs for excellent acoustic precision. An over-ear, closed-back design provides superior isolation in noisy environments and prevents sound bleed into the AKG Lyra. Plush, slow-retention foam pads and an adjustable calibrated headband ensure a perfect fit and the earcups swivel 90 degrees for single-ear monitoring. The feather-light weight of the K371 keeps ear fatigue at bay, even on the longest sessions.
Ableton Live 10 Lite is a fast, flexible, lightweight version of Ableton’s flagship Live 10 audio production software. With robust, intuitive features for editing together takes, sweetening vocal recordings, adding sound effects and even creating custom theme and background music, Live 10 Lite gives podcasters everything they need to quickly and easily produce professional podcasts.
The four-part Berklee Online course provides a broad introduction to audio production, from microphones to multitracking including recording gear and techniques, working with digital audio, critical listening, polishing your mixes and much more.
The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle (U.S. MSRP $350) will be available for the US market in January, 2020. For more information, please visit www.akg.com.