The Starlight Suspension Set comprises two of Rycote’s patented vibration-reducing Lyre suspensions mounted on a rigid, slotted stereo bar. The spacing between the two mounts, and therefore the mics, is quickly and simply adjustable from 40 to 200 mm on the slotted bar by loosening a brass wheel under each Lyre and moving it laterally as required. A star-shaped knob underneath each Lyre also allows each mic to be rotated and/or inclined, and then secured once optimal stereo imaging has been achieved. The mounts are suitable for all mics with a body diameter of 19-34 mm (Aston Starlight is 25.4 mm), with a maximum weight of 500 g and maximum length of 50 cm.
Halo’s unique design is much bigger than other portable booths, and wraps around top and bottom to a maximum rear depth of almost 100mm to improve room isolation and absorption without dominating the room sound. Its textured and wave-formed surface also helps diffuse direct sound.
Our market research also revealed that many people have a hard time with getting a good performance when using other reflection filters because they are not very ‘creative-friendly’ environments. The Halo’s form, colour options and size is designed to create a more ‘organic-feeling’ space for the performer to work with.
The combination of radically improved performance in almost every area of currently available technology, while paying special attention to both the green credentials of our manufacturing and to the creative element that the artist requires in their performance environment to get the best form every take, makes the very best possible solution for portable room acoustics available today.
The Aston Halo Shadow reflection filter is the ultimate in portable acoustic booth technology in all black finish. In a market awash with differing versions of an ageing design concept, the Aston Halo Shadow is a huge leap forward in reflection filter performance, most notably for Isolation, absorption, mounting hardware and the overall performance as a studio tool for achieving portable room control. Our multiple award-winning Halo Shadow is, according to every independent magazine review, the best reflection filter in the world (and it looks fabulous too!)
Starlights are much more effective if you have a stereo mounting system for them. Which leads us to Aston Microphones’ Starlight Stereo Mounting Bar. We can’t overstate the usefulness of this device. With it, you can execute stereo techniques such as XY and ORTF with the precision necessary for consistently repeatable, great-sounding results.
The Aston Origin is a high-performance cardioid condenser microphone utilising a one inch (1″) gold evaporated capsule. It’s versatile enough to use with any instrument and, for singer-songwriters, excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its hand-selected capsule is paired with high-end transformerless circuitry using only the finest components.The Origin is designed to deliver direct, smooth and intimate sound… for a supremely natural and transparent recording.
The Aston Spirit is a high-performance switchable pattern microphone utilising a 1” gold evaporated capsule. A switch on the mic body selects from Omni, Cardioid or Figure-of-Eight polar patterns. It is versatile enough to use with most instruments and excels on acoustic guitar and vocals. Its Aston 33 panel selected capsule is teamed with high-end transformer balanced circuitry using only the best components.
The Starlight features a 20 mm cardioid capsule hand-picked by a panel of more than 70 top producers in double blind listening tests conducted during 2016. Starlight showcases a host of innovations, including laser targeting, multiple voices (Vintage, Modern & Hybrid), and near perfectly linear off-axis response, which have seen the mic win a host of international awards, and a nomination for 2018 NAMM TEC, the ‘Oscars’ of the music technology industry.
To get the best performance from your Starlight, you’re going to need a proper shock mount. The Starlight Rycote Shockmount helps to eliminate vibration-borne noise that can ruin a perfect performance. Rycote mic mounts are used throughout the motion picture industry and are also found in top recording studios worldwide. Elevate the quality of your recordings with the Starlight Rycote Shockmount.
The Starlight features a 20 mm cardioid capsule hand-picked by a panel of more than 70 top producers (Aston 33) in double blind listening tests conducted during 2016. Starlight showcases a host of innovations, including laser targeting, multiple voices (Vintage, Modern & Hybrid), and near perfectly linear off-axis response, which have seen the mic win a host of international awards, and a nomination for 2018 NAMM TEC, the ‘Oscars’ of the music technology industry.
The Starlight Microphone Windscreen from Aston is designed to reduce unwanted vocal pops and broadband wind noise with minimal high frequency loss. This foam windscreen is built for Aston’s Starlight Microphone.