Critter and Guitari puts a premium on functional aesthetics with their quirky yet innovative microphone.
At first glance, one would think that Critter and Guitari’s microphone is a garden sprinkler or even a toy gun. However, this quirky-looking microphone that looks like it came from the future is actually an innovative recording tool that can be used in the studio or on the go.
Proving that their microphone doesn’t just look good, Critter and Guitari equipped the mic with an integrated preamplifier. This makes the microphone extremely convenient to use as you can directly connect it to an amp, pedal board, video synthesizer, mixer, and other instruments provided that it has the correct inputs.
Speaking of convenience, this microphone also has a gain control that allows you to fine-tune directly from the mic and optimize your signal-to-noise ratio on the fly. It even has a switch that will allow you to choose between high or low gain modes.
While the microphone doesn’t have an XLR output, it does have a 1/4″ jack output that you can use where the connection is tip/sleeve (TS) for an unbalanced signal. Regarding input, the microphone is an omnidirectional analog electret condenser.
Although the microphone looks heavy because of its shape and design, it actually only weighs 76g— and that’s including the mic stand! Said microphone is also powered by a single 2023 coin cell battery, which is already included when you purchase it.
The Critter and Guitari microphone comes in 10 different colors and is currently priced at $80 dollars if you purchase it directly from their official website.