M-audio luna.M-Audio Luna Mods
M-audio luna.M-Audio Luna
SOUND ON SOUND.M-Audio Luna Mods –
The new M-Audio Luna professional condenser microphone is truly a work of art inside and out. Luna delivers vintage look and sound combined with modern electronics for the best of both worlds. The large diaphragm cardioid design is perfect for professionally capturing vocals, 4/5(1). Manufacturers of MIDI and audio devices for the PC or Mac. Product catalog, company information, news and support center. Operating from standard 48V phantom power, the Luna has a frequency response extending from 20Hz to 20kHz, augmented by a very gentle presence rise at around kHz and a more pronounced ‘air’ peak at around 12kHz. Sensitivity is 16mV/Pa, which is about what you’d expect for this class of mic, and the noise (EIN) is a respectably low 14dBA.
M-audio luna.M-Audio Luna – microphone Series Specs – CNET
The Luna II is a large diaphragm FET condenser microphone released in as an update to the Luna, adding dB pad and gentle Hz low-cut (6dB/octave) filter. The Luna II’s specifications are very similar to M-Audio’s multipattern Solaris. The mic ships with a metal shockmount and wooden case. Manufacturers of MIDI and audio devices for the PC or Mac. Product catalog, company information, news and support center. The M-Audio Luna is a large-diaphragm FET condenser with a transformer-coupled circuit. The circuit is a simplified version of what we first saw in the Groove Tubes GT55, although without a .
M-Audio Luna – microphone Series Specs
Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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The mic has relatively high output, but relatively high noise, and a slightly over-bright voicing that limits the microphone’s utility. This capsule suffers from a significant and harsh-sounding presence peak around 11kHz. Because the mic’s circuit is linear, the Luna sounds too bright and hyped on many sources. It is better suited to the stock circuit than is the Luna’s original capsule, and it pairs beautifully with our T circuit also see below.
It has a broader, lower amplitude presence boost in the high frequencies, giving the a much more balanced sound than does the original capsule. The RK works equally well with our T circuit. See below for specific capsule installation instructions for the Luna.
This circuit kit contains very high-grade components, including a NOS transistor, US-made output capacitors, polypropylene filter caps, and a custom-wound transformer. The first step not pictured is to desolder the two capsule wires from the circuit board.
If you are using the stock Luna circuit, photograph the wire positions first, or you will not know how to solder the new capsule’s wires later. Remove the two screws that connect the mic chassis to the capsule housing assembly.
One of the two is indicated by a red arrow in the photo at right. Set these screws aside; they will be needed for re-assembly. Remove the two screws indicated in the photo at right. This will free the round capsule housing from its black base.
Once the black piece has been moved aside, the two round grille pieces can be lifted or dropped off of the center ring. Take care NOT to touch the diaphragms of the capsule. Remove the microphone’s original capsule from its saddle by removing the two screws indicated in the photo at right. Set the capsule aside for potential re-use in a different project. It would work well with the MP-V57 circuit kit. Remove the screw in the center of the white plastic saddle.
Retain the saddle for when the Luna capsule is re-used. Save this mounting screw for the next step. Install the “supersaddle” included with your RK or RK, using the mounting screw from the prior step. Mount the new RK-series capsule to the supersaddle. For capsule anatomy and terminology, and mounting instructions, refer to the specific instructions elsewhere on this site:.
Locate the hole in the metal ring through which the capsule wires will pass. Position the ring as pictured, with that hole on the right side of the mounting screws.
In this position, the capsule is facing down. Locate the diaphragm wire from the top diaphragm the one facing up and clip off its bare end. This marks the rear diaphragm wire, and saves time later in the installation process. The circuit is a simplified version of what we first saw in the Groove Tubes GT55, although without a switchable pad or high-pass filter.
This kit is based on our popular T circuit kit , which is the heart of our best-selling transformer microphone kit. M-Audio Luna Capsule Replacement Instructions The first step not pictured is to desolder the two capsule wires from the circuit board.
For capsule anatomy and terminology, and mounting instructions, refer to the specific instructions elsewhere on this site: Click here for RK installation instructions Click here for RK installation instructions Locate the hole in the metal ring through which the capsule wires will pass. Route all 3 capsule wires through the hole in the metal ring. Insert the grille assembly into its black base, so that the mounting holes in the base line up with the holes in the ring.
Screw the base to the ring. Thread the capsule wires through the top metal plate of the mic chassis. Screw the mic chassis to the black grille base. Solder the front diaphragm wire and backplate wire to the circuit, as directed in the T manual if you’re using the T circuit or in the same positions where the original capsule’s wires were connected.