PreSonus has announced the Revelator USB Mic which looks like a decent option if you are looking for a microphone for vlogging, podcasting, or voiceovers.
The Revelator is said to utilize the same EQ and compression algorithms found in PreSonus’ StudioLive Series III mixers. There are eight crafted presets you can choose from that slightly alter the combination of EQ and compression. Eight additional user presets are also provided so you can load up using the full StudioLive Fat Channel controls available in Universal Control.
- USB-C compatible microphone for streaming, podcasting, home recording, and more
- 16 easy-to-use presets for an instant professional sound
- Built-in headphone amplifier with zero-latency monitor
- Elegant, bus-powered desktop design
- Cardioid for single-source applications, Omnidirectional to pick up the entire room, Figure-8 for interviews and collaboration
- StudioLive Fat Channel processing with EQ, Compression, Gate, Limiter, Voice Effects, and Reverb
- Fully editable processing from UC Surface software
- 6×6 audio interface: 2×2 analog recording and playback, with 4×4 virtual streams for loopback on macOS and Windows
- 24-bit / 96 kHz quality
- Studio One Artist and Studio Magic Software Suite included
Two Stereo Streams
The Revelator also features two stereo streams for loopback audio. Two streams for loopback audio mean you can mix and record the audio from two different applications on your computer, along with your voice, at the same time using the interface in Universal Control. There is built-in monitoring and an onboard headphone amplifier so you listen to your performance and your mix in real-time.
Three Pickup Patterns
The microphone allows you to choose from three pickup patterns. You can use the cardioid pattern for voiceovers or performances where only one voice should be captured. If you are doing a podcast interview you can change to the figure 8 pattern and position Revelator between you so one side will pick up the interviewer and the other will pick up the guest. If you are doing a roundtable discussion or recording multiple instruments you can switch to the omnidirectional pattern to pick up sound all the way around the microphone.
The microphone features a bus-powered, USB-C compatible design. This allows you to connect Revelator to a Windows, or macOS computer and Android or iOS tablets.
It also comes with PreSonus’ Studio One Artist recording and production software and Studio Magic Software Suite. You also get an integrated desktop stand with built-in cable management.