The new PreSonus Revelator USB microphone claims to have the voice audio sound of the mics you hear radio announcers use. PreSonos says the secret to a “radio sound” is a combination of the right talent and microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Revelator uses the same EQ and compression algorithms found in PreSonus’ StudioLive Series III mixers. Eight additional user presets are provided to make a Revelator sound that’s all your own using the full StudioLive Fat Channel controls available in Universal Control.
Revelator also features two stereo streams for loopback audio so you can conference in Zoom or other UCC calls and separately record commentary on a video track. Two streams for loopback audio mean you can mix and record the audio from two different applications on your computer, along with your voice, at the same time using the intuitive interface in Universal Control. Built-in monitoring and an onboard headphone amplifier let you listen to your performance and your mix in real-time.
Three pickup patterns provide maximum flexibility. Use the cardioid pattern for voiceovers or performances where only one voice should be captured. Doing a podcast interview in person? Change to the figure-eight pattern and position Revelator between you so one side will pick up the interviewer and the other will pick up the guest. Doing a roundtable discussion or recording multiple instruments? Switch to the omnidirectional pattern to pick up sound all the way around the microphone.
With its bus-powered, USB-C-compatible design, Revelator is compatible with Windows or macOS computers and Android or iOS tablets and it comes with PreSonus’ Studio One Artist recording and production software and Studio Magic Software Suite.
Revelator is $179.