NAMM 2016: Can the Aston Halo reflection filter run rings around the competition?

The master and chief of reflection filter technology
The master and chief of reflection filter technology

Aston Microphones has set out to redefine the humble reflection filter with the release of the new Aston Halo.

Concerned with what it believes to be a 'market awash with an ageing design', the Brit firm has developed a brand new filter that uses a new lightweight patented acoustic material. The Halo promises a far greater amount of isolation due to the increased surface area of the filter.


  • Radically improved isolation
  • 360 degree filtering (vertical, not just horizontal plane)
  • Much bigger surface area (approx. 40% bigger than main competitor, and ridges almost double this again)
  • More linear absorption
  • Incredibly lightweight
  • Proprietary 'easy-mount' hardware

The Aston Halo reflection filter is available now for £199. For more information go to the Aston Microphones website.

Simon Arblaster
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I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.