MXL presents VPS Bundle as the all-in-one solution for video podcasting


MXL provides ambitious podcasters with a top quality package. The VPS Bundle contains everything needed for successful internet videos. The dynamic broadcast microphone BCD-1 picks the sound up with its cardioid polar pattern, the HD USB camera CV502-U3 by Marshall captures the picture. A comprehensive collection of accessories consisting of a table microphone arm, MXL Mic Mate Pro preamp and converter and a USB hub is also part of the VPS Bundle. This all-inclusive package allows for professional quality podcasts with HD resolution and excellent speaker pickup through just one free USB port. MXL showcases the VPS Bundle at Musikmesse / Prolight+Sound 2018 from 11th to 14th April at the trade show grounds in Frankfurt in hall 4.1, booth E13.

American microphone specialist MXL joins forces with camera expert Marshall to create the Visual Podcasting Bundle VPS. With speaker microphone, high-quality HD camera, preamp, converter, mic stand and USB hub, VPS bundles all components required for a successful podcast.

MXL introduces the VPS Bundle, a comprehensive all-in-one package of high-quality components for professional level podcasting. The dynamic MXL BCD-1 broadcast microphone captures the voice perfectly, held in position by the included desktop microphone stand. The Mic Mate Pro amplifies and converts the microphone signal, passing it on to the computer via USB. The picture is captured in Full HD resolution by Marshall CV502-U3, which allows flexible visual adjustments through the use of changeable lenses. With the MXL VPS Bundle, live streaming can start immediately!

The professional speaker microphone MXL BCD-1 perfectly captures the speaker’s voice. The dynamic microphone rejects sound interfering from the sides and back, achieving optimal results even in noisy environments. The built-in shockmount eliminates rumble noise. Perfect microphone positioning is possible by using the included desktop microphone stand. For transmitting the signal into the computer, the VPS Bundle employs the MXL Mic Mate Pro, a XLR-to-USB adapter with integrated mic preamp, AD converter and headphone jack. The Mic Mate Pro directly connects the microphone to the computer, offering microphone level adjustment and an equally adjustable headphone out for latency free monitoring without the need for more gear. BCD-1 and Mic Mate Pro – nothing else is required to capture the voice.

HD USB camera Marshall CV502-U3 adds professional level picture quality into the video podcast mix. The compact model transmits up to 60 frames per second in 1920x180p Full HD resolution via USB. Special about this camera is the option to switch the included 126° M12 lens with a number of optional lenses to adjust the picture. In professional broadcast, Marshall has been established for years, with some majors sports events relying on the pictures from the compact, fail-safe cameras. In order to allow using the VPS Bundle with computers insufficiently equipped with USB ports, MXL includes a USB 3.0 hub with four inputs.

Many podcasters work with partners or guests. For these kinds of applications, MXL offers the VPS Bundle in SOLO and DUO versions. The DUO bundle contains everything the SOLO bundle does – twice. Two microphones, two cameras, two mic stands – just the USB hub is included only once. With the DUO bundle, two people can podcast simultaneously in the same high quality.

MXL showcases the MXL VPS Bundle at Musikmesse / Prolight+Sound 2018 in Frankfurt together with other product highlights like the AC-360-Z conference microphone. From 11th to 14th April 2018, visitors can find MXL with their European distribution partner cma audio at booth E13 in hall 4.1.

The MXL VPS Bundle is distributed in Europe exclusively through cma audio GmbH. It is available from late April. The suggested retail price as stated from the manufacturer for the SOLO bundle is 799 euros.