Enter to win a Mojave MA-1000 Microphone

by | May 5, 2022 | Industry News

We’re looking for a killer artist or studio to win and test out the legendary Mojave MA-1000. Need an awesome new tool for your mic locker? Enter below!

TECHNICAL GRAMMY® Award-Winning microphone designer David Royer has created a thoroughly modern tube microphone in the MA-1000 that features an original new old-stock 5840 tube, 251-style capsule, and custom designed transformer built by Coast Magnetics. The result? A sweet, airy top end, “you-are-there” realism in the mids and an accurate yet authoritative bottom end.

Here’s the deal: we’re looking for a great artist or studio to win and demo the Mojave MA-1000 for us. The winner will get sent the mic to keep, and will work with us on a video shoot to show off some demos of the mic in action and behind-the-scenes videos that we’ll share on our site and social media channels (WATCH an example of one of our past winners, Jenn Bostic, recording an entire track with her new Mojave microphone).

We’ll even work with you on an end-of-year compilation featuring music you recorded with the mic!

Scroll down for more detailed info about the Mojave MA-1000 microphone, and good luck!

Entrants must be from the Continental United States. One winner will be selected to receive a Mojave MA-1000 microphone and we’ll announce the selected artist no later than two weeks after entries close. DEADLINE to enter is August 5, 2022 at 11:59PM Eastern Time. Please note that we will not share, rent or sell your data. Good luck!

Your website URL*
Your YouTube channel name (if applicable)*
Which best describes you?*
Can you work with us as part of a video shoot to film behind-the-scenes video and audio samples with the microphone?*
Why we should select you to demo the Mojave MA-1000? Please describe your current studio setup and how you'd incorporate the mic into your workflow.*

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  • Original new old-stock 5840 tube
  • 251-style capsule
  • Custom designed transformer by Coast Magnetics
  • Remotely controlled, continuously variable polar
    pattern selector, located on power supply
  • Switchable 15dB pad
  • Switchable Bass Roll-off
  • Internal switchable power supply voltage
  • American Classic Design
  • Comes with Sling-Shock® licenced from Royer Labs
  • Premium Cable made with Mogami Cable
    and Neutrik connectors

Recommended Applications

  • Vocals and Voice-overs
  • Broadcast
  • Acoustic Instruments
  • Piano
  • Drum Overheads, Drum Rooms
  • Orchestral Recording
  • Choral Recording

Technical Specifications

  • TRANSDUCER TYPE: Externally polarized, pressure gradient capacitor – double diaphragm.
  • DIAPHRAGM: 1-inch diameter, gold sputtered
  • POLAR PATTERN: Continuously variable from omnidirectional to figure-eight.
  • FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20 Hz to 20KHz ∓3 dB
  • SENSITIVITY: Omni -37.5 dB, Cardioid -36.0 dB, Figure-8 -34.0 dB re. 1V/pa
  • MAXIMUM SPL: 120 dB with pad off, 135 dB with pad on.
  • DISTORTION: < 1% @ 117 dB SPL , < 3% @ 125 dB SPL with pad off
    < 1% @ 132 dB SPL, < 3% @ 140 dB SPL with pad on
  • SELF NOISE: 14dB nominal, not to exceed 16dB (A weighted)
  • PAD: 15 dB
  • BASS CUT: 6 dB per octave below 100 hertz.
  • IMPEDANCE: 200 Ω
  • POWER REQUIREMENT: 6 VDC @ 150 mA. 125 VDC @ .7 mA
    (from dedicated power supply)
    Carrying case with microphone, power supply, shock mount and cables: 13 lbs. (5.9Kg)
    Microphone: 7 5/8” X 2” (194mm x 51mm), 1 lb. (0.45Kg)

LEARN MORE at https://mojaveaudio.com/ma-1000/