PreSonus’s PD-70 podcasting mic is designed to capture clear speech and nothing else

It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that quite a few people are releasing podcasts these days, so if you’re an audio company, having a podcasting microphone in your range is a no-brainer. Right on cue, PreSonus has popped up with the PD-70, a new broadcast mic that promises to deliver “clarity for the spoken word”.

Said to be suitable for not just podcasters but also radio broadcasters, YouTubers, and live streaming, the PD-70 is designed to clearly capture speech while eliminating mechanical noise and breathiness. Off-axis rejection means that it can be used in pretty much any space, picking up your voice but giving unwanted reverberance, electrical hum or external traffic noise the heave-ho.

In technical terms, the PD-70 is described as a dynamic end-address mic with a cardioid polar pattern, doing its best business in the 50 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB) frequency range. There’s an integrated windscreen for reducing plosives, and a built-in hard mount, too.

The PD-70 is available now priced at $130. Find out more on the PreSonus website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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