AKG Ara Wired Condenser Microphone

20 Hz to 20 kHz - 16 Ohm - Directional, Cardioid, Omni-directional - Desktop, Stand Mountable, Boom - USB 2.0 Type C
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer part number: AKG-C22-USB


Application/Usage Gaming
Application/Usage Recording
Application/Usage Podcasting
Application/Usage Video Blogging
Application/Usage Video Conferencing
Application/Usage Live Streaming
Brand Name AKG
Connectivity Technology Wired
Host Interface USB 2.0 Type C
Impedance 16 Ohm
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number AKG-C22-USB
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.harman.com
Marketing Information HIGHLIGHTS | Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound
24-bit/96kHz High-resolution audio

Two Audio Capture Modes
Two-capsule mic array provides two user-friendly capture modes

Easy Setup and Universal Compatibility
Intuitive, plug-and-play setup and operation with support for Mac® and PC, plus iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones

Headphone Output and Volume Control
Zero latency monitoring while tracking with full control over output volume, mic gain and mute

Versatile Mounting Options
Used with the integrated base stand, with a desktop boom arm, or a common microphone stand

Modern Design
Camera-ready styling for on-screen appeal

Complete Production
Solution Includes Ableton Live 11 Lite audio production software

The AKG Ara dual-mode USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you're streaming or recording, capture audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara's dual pickup patterns let you focus on a single voice or instrument or everyone in the room. Choose the directional Front (cardioid) pattern to focus on sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; use the Front + Back (omni) pattern to pick up sounds all around the mic, such as multiple speakers or a group of performers. Use Ara with the integrated base stand (included), on a desktop boom arm, or with a common microphone stand. On the go? Take an OTG adapter or Apple Camera Adapter with you, and use Ara when away from your desktop computer. It's plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers.

KEY MESSAGES | Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound
Record professional-quality audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for ultimate speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Gamers experience the thrills of fidelity that outperforms headsets, and videoconferencing is elevated with crystal-clear sound that's far superior to built-in laptop or phone mics. And with a max SPL of 120 dB, there's plenty of headroom for recording high-output instruments like drums, horns and electric guitars.

Record Anything With Capsule Array Modes
Ara provides two selectable pickup patterns for maximum versatility. The directional Front (cardioid) pattern captures sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; it's perfect for podcast hosts, bloggers, gamers, videoconferencing and miking instruments. The Front and Back (omni) pattern picks up sound evenly from all sides, making it ideal for capturing interviews with multiple speakers, tracking multiple singers and instruments, or recording ambient sounds on location.
Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz
Microphone Controls Volume
Microphone Controls Gain
Microphone Controls Mute
Microphone Technology Condenser
Microphone Type Desktop
Microphone Type Stand Mountable
Microphone Type Boom
Minimum Frequency Response 20 Hz
Package Contents
  • Ara Professional Dual-pattern USB Condenser Microphone
  • 2m USB USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • 3/8" x 5/8" Threaded Mic Stand Adapter
  • Registration Card for Ableton Live 11 Lite
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty
  • Safety/Regulatory Sheet
Platform Supported Mac
Platform Supported PC
Platform Supported iOS
Platform Supported Android
Polar Pattern Directional
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Polar Pattern Omni-directional
Product Line Ara
Product Name Ara Professional Dual-pattern USB Condenser Microphone
Product Type Microphone
Weight (Approximate) 1.47 lb