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M-Audio Luna II Microphone Combines Classic Sound with New Features for Greater Recording Flexibility


LOS ANGELES — M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for musicians and a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), today announced the Luna® II professional cardioid studio condenser microphone. The Luna II mic brings new features to the critically acclaimed Luna microphone, enabling users to capture a broader array of sound sources with greater detail and clarity.

The Luna II microphone features Class-A, solid-state electronics and a large, 1.1” ultra-thin, 3-micron, evaporated-gold diaphragm with brass capsule, making it ideal for capturing the nuances of vocals, guitar, piano and other instruments. The addition of a -10dB pad extends the maximum SPL to 140dB, allowing users to record intense sources such as kick drums, brass instruments and guitar amps. The new switchable low-frequency roll-off filter gently slopes to cut rumble and stand-transmitted vibrations. The microphone ships in a stylish wooden case and includes a heavy-duty shock mount.

The award-winning M-Audio® microphone line is designed in the United States and hand-assembled in limited quantities ensuring premium quality and performance. All Luna II microphones are manufactured with a close tolerance of no more than ±1dB variation from published curves across the entire frequency range. As a result, any two or more Luna II microphones qualify as a matched set for stereo recording or surround recording.

“The original Luna microphone was widely embraced by critics and pros from across the audio production spectrum,” said Adam Castillo, M-Audio marketing director. “The new Luna II is even more flexible. It’s perfect for a diverse array of users, from seasoned pros who want to add a fresh tone to their mic locker, to new enthusiasts who need an all-purpose first mic.”

The Luna II microphone is expected to ship in November 2008, with an MSRP of $399.99.
About M-Audio

M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of innovative tools for today’s computer musicians and audio professionals. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the company was founded with the goal of democratizing music production by making powerful, easy-to-use technology accessible to a broad creative community. The company’s award-winning and comprehensive product line includes PCI-, FireWire- and USB-based audio interfaces; USB/MIDI keyboard controllers and digital pianos; microphones, preamps and reference monitors; and DJ tools. M-Audio has received numerous industry accolades, including Music Trades’ “Company of the Year” and “Fastest Growing Company” distinctions. For more information, visit
About Avid Technology, Inc.

Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid®, Digidesign®, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit

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