In an introduction that couples the versatility of its customizable Architectural Microphone Series with an unparalleled level of convenience, AKG is making its AMS Online Configuration Tool live at the beginning of May 2010. The new tool effectively streamlines the customization process for users seeking to personalize their AMS microphones, and will allow for online selection of over 6,840 customizable settings with an easy to use, interactive website.
The website allows for users to customize their microphones based on seven different variables: capsule design, polar pattern, gooseneck length, connector style, printing, color, and accessories. With the click of a button, users will be able to select from five different capsule designs, including a signal, tech, turrent, flow or cross design. There is an option for hypercariod, cardiod, and omnidirectional polar patterns, and an option for connection preference, based on the most common use of the microphone.
“The new AMS Online Configuration Tool allows users to design their own microphones from the comfort of their home with ease,” commented Mario Siokola, Product Manager for the AMS Online Configuration Tool. “Not only can they choose from a wide range of performance options, but they can also customize the microphone's appearance to ensure that each microphone fits their needs, no matter what the setting is.”
In addition to the functional settings, there are also a number of pages on the website where users can adjust the aesthetic qualities of the microphone. There is an option to adjust the neck length from 15 cm to 30 cm to 50 cm, change the color or finish, and even decide what's printed as a logo. Finally, after the functions and appearance of the microphones are set, users can choose to add a number of different accessories, including: different types of mounting clips, a stand adapter, a screw set, and a windscreen for greater capsule protection.
“Our AMS line of microphones gives users the ability to personalize their very own microphone, without sacrificing performance or functionality,” continued Siokola. “And now, with the Online Configuration Tool, we have simplified this process and effectively allowed everyone to be microphone engineers and designers themselves.”