mxl 770 review

MXL 770 Review – (Why I Use This Microphone For Vocals & Instruments)

Our MXL 770 review is it is a great mic that was well designed especially for rap and rock vocals. This is because it has a natural, full-bodied tone that comes off well with fast or slow worded songs like in rap, where you want to hear the flow of the rhyme or a harder vocal come through clearly.

And it sounds amazing at the same time. That’s what really makes a [easyazon_link identifier=”B007IXD2DO” locale=”US” tag=”musiclaptop-20″]great studio microphone[/easyazon_link]. You can read more below.

Here are some great MXL 770 Review features:

  • Large Diaphragm (Gold, 6-micron)
  • Shockmount and hard carry case included
  • Preamp(FET) w/ balanced output
  • Bass and high gain cut via a switch
  • Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Affordable (under 100)

Not just for vocals, this little guy is very versatile. In fact, you can use it on lots of instruments (sounds great on acoustic guitar), make Skype calls, podcasts, and broadcasting. With the preamp, you get that extra power that makes this comparable to a higher-end expensive one.

This is an impressive studio condenser that has many artists still shocked by its price tag.

How can something that sounds this good be this cheap? Well, to be honest, it is an updated version of the 990. Take that, and make a newer cheaper version, ok!

Somethings to note

This is a super-sensitive microphone. Which means, it will pick up any noise and lots of it. So you will need to experiment with placement when you set it up. Obviously, you’ll want to start with a low volume on the gain and move up from there.

You’ll need phantom power to run this and any other condenser on the market. Most audio interfaces have it built-in, so check to make sure you have that. Otherwise, it’s not expensive to get a cheap 48V phantom power box. Also, this runs on your standard XLR cable.

What are the switches for?

Sometimes you will notice you’re picking up extreme bass sounds called proximity effect. Which is the distortion that occurs when the sound source is too close?

If that’s the case, you can use the bass roll-off switch, and that should take care of the problem and give you a full sound.

The -10db switch is used for is the sound source may be a vocal or a guitar amp is just way too loud. That will cause your microphone to distort. Flick the switch to roll of -10db or try moving further away from the sound source.


After reading my MXL 770 Review, you can understand why this is a great mic, but ask yourself a few questions if you’re still unsure.  Do you want to get that huge sound but for under $100? Well, then this is probably the one for you.

If you mainly do rap music or harder male vocals, then this is REALLY for you. But let’s not forget we can use this for many instruments too.

2 thoughts on “MXL 770 Review – (Why I Use This Microphone For Vocals & Instruments)”

    1. The Rode NT-1A is diffidently a better Condenser Microphone, but for strictly rap music and flow the MXL 770 has a great sound that many rappers love. To answer your question, the Rode Nt-1a is better.

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