Thursday, April 30th 2015

Razer Launches Seiren Pro Microphone for Streamers with XLR Recording

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn Pro, a digital microphone designed for streamers and YouTubers.
The Razer Seirēn Pro includes a high-pass filter to remove low-end ambient noises, such as hums, rumbles, traffic and wind, which streamers may face when creating content. This makes the Razer Seirēn Pro digital microphone ideal for the needs of live video broadcasters, YouTubers and even aspiring musicians that value clarity.

Additionally, the Razer Seirēn Pro gives streamers the option of recording via an analog XLR or digital USB connection. The XLR cable allows the Razer Seirēn Pro to be plugged directly into mixing boards and cameras. Users can chain together multiple microphones and instruments to the board with the XLR option, with increased flexibility for adjustments on the fly during live sessions.
"With the success of YouTube, Twitch and the likes, there is a greater demand for high-fidelity recording equipment than ever before," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "Our second condenser microphone, the Razer Seirēn Pro, delivers what video game streamers are looking for and provides great value to YouTubers, musicians and anyone looking to capture sound clearly."

Accessories such as a shock mount and pop filter are also available to pair with the Razer Seirēn Pro digital microphone for a complete recording setup. These accessories along with the Razer Seirēn Pro professional bundle can be found exclusively on RazerStore.

The Razer Seirēn Pro is the latest addition to Razer's collection of products designed for content streamers. The original Razer Seirēn, released late last year, also features a versatile multi-pattern USB digital connection capable of four different recording configurations with three custom-tuned, 14 mm condenser capsules.

Prices:
  • Razer Seirēn Pro digital microphone U.S. $249.99 / EU EUR299.99
  • Shock mount accessory for the Razer Seirēn Pro U.S. $49.99 / EU EUR49.99 (RazerStore exclusive)
  • Pop filter accessory for the Razer Seirēn Pro U.S. $49.99 / EU EUR49.99 (RazerStore exclusive)
  • Razer Seirēn Pro bundle (including accessories) U.S. $299.99 / EU EUR349.99 (RazerStore exclusive)
Product features:
  • HD recording with outstanding clarity
  • 4 adjustable recording patterns (Cardioid, Stereo, Omni, Bi-directional)
  • Quick controls for pattern switching, headphone volume and mic gain
  • Built in headphone amplifier with zero latency output
  • Recording via XLR or USB connection
  • High-pass filter -- filters frequencies below 100 Hz
Microphone specifications
  • Power required / consumption: 5V 300 mA (USB) / 48V DC (analog)
  • Sample rate: 192 kHz
  • Bit rate: 24 bit
  • Capsules: Three 14 mm condenser capsules
  • Polar patterns: Stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, bidirectional
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 12.5 mV/Pa (1 kHz)
  • Max SPL: 120 dB (THD: 0.5% 1 kHz)
Headphone amplifier
  • Impedance: > 16 ohms
  • Power output (RMS): 130 mW (@16 ohms)
  • THD: 0.009%
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz - 22 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 114 dB
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7 Comments on Razer Launches Seiren Pro Microphone for Streamers with XLR Recording

#1
ZoneDymo
ermm pretty sure it was available already for a while.
otherwise...took them long enough to make a new shell for a blue yeti
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#2
Dammeron
ZoneDymo said:
ermm pretty sure it was available already for a while.
otherwise...took them long enough to make a new shell for a blue yeti
You probably mean normal Seiren, only for USB. This one has also XLR, but I guess it goes without Phantom. If, by mistake, You forget to turn off the power switch, this mic will fry. :P
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#3
Uplink10
I see they are actively trying to scam Europeans out of more money.
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#4
ZoneDymo
Dammeron said:
You probably mean normal Seiren, only for USB. This one has also XLR, but I guess it goes without Phantom. If, by mistake, You forget to turn off the power switch, this mic will fry. :p
The yeti also has XLR, so I guess this one is even closer to it then before....
Also if you use XLR you wont fry your mic unless its a ribbon, this is a condenser and if you use XLR you do actually need phantom power.

The only way you can potentially fry a mic using XLR these days is if you use a TRS to XLR connecting and hook up the TRS plug while Phantom Power is on, because then it needs to pass past the bits that have the current which will potentially harm everything.
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#5
Tatsu
Damn, just bought myself the Rode NT-USB as well.
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#6
WithoutWeakness
ZoneDymo said:
The yeti also has XLR, so I guess this one is even closer to it then before....
Also if you use XLR you wont fry your mic unless its a ribbon, this is a condenser and if you use XLR you do actually need phantom power.

The only way you can potentially fry a mic using XLR these days is if you use a TRS to XLR connecting and hook up the TRS plug while Phantom Power is on, because then it needs to pass past the bits that have the current which will potentially harm everything.
The regular Yeti doesn't have XLR, it only has USB. The Yeti Pro has both XLR and USB. The original Seiren is their analogue to the Yeti and this is their stab at the Yeti Pro.
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#7
Tatsu
WithoutWeakness said:
The regular Yeti doesn't have XLR, it only has USB. The Yeti Pro has both XLR and USB. The original Seiren is their analogue to the Yeti and this is their stab at the Yeti Pro.
What's this then? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004L9KLT6/?tag=tec053-21

I was tempted to use this in conjunction with my Tascam DR40, but the hassle of transferring files was too much for me.

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edit: I apologise. I just realised what you were saying, as the original post implied the 'normal' Yeti featured XLR when you're correct - it doesn't.
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