Popular gaming peripheral brand SteelSeries is finally entering the microphone market, announcing its new Alias Series that will launch with two mics – the Alias Pro and the Alias.
Aimed at content creators and streamers, both new mics feature a custom-built condenser capsule and shock mount, and are powered by SteelSeries’ Sonar software suite, a free download that users can use with a range of SteelSeries (and other) products to maximise their audio experience thanks to tools such as Parametric EQ, Compressor, and broadcasting presets.
The Alias Pro microphone, which will set you back A$699 (NZ$879), offers users USB and XLR input options, powerful 24bit/48kHz sound quality, a pre-amplifier and 48V phantom power that helps minimise noise and interference. The Alias Pro will work via the StreamMixer, a new interface complete with RGB lighting that features dual USB ports, allowing users to stream from two PCs at once, as well as a volume gain dial and mute button for when you need to adjust or cut your audio on the fly. The Alias Pro looks to be targeting creators who are looking to take their content to the next level, with a feature called Drag and Drop Audio Routing that allows users to route and mix up to five audio channels and adjust them individually to craft the perfect experience for their audience.
The SteelSeries Alias Pro Microphone
The standard Alias microphone, priced at A$399 (NZ$529) will come with USB connectivity, a built-in level indicator and broadcast-quality 24-bit/48kHZ audio. A dial is located on the front of the mic for volume control and can be pushed to enable mute, and real-time mic monitoring is possible with a wired headset. The Alias microphone looks like a great product for those just starting out or wanting a quality mic without spending big dollars.
The Alias Micriphone
While it’s been a long time coming, it’s great to see SteelSeries throw its hat into the microphone ring. If you want to purchase a SteelSeries Alias microphone, JB Hi-Fi will have both the Alias Pro and Alias at launch, while other retailers will have the Alias. Stock is expected towards the later end of the middle of October.
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