Anyone can record quality music anywhere with the MXL USB.006! Designed with ease-of-use in mind, the MXL USB.006 features a large gold diaphragm that delivers a big, rich sound characteristic of studio and broadcast microphones. Unlike most studio condenser microphones, the MXL.USB006 is a USB (Universal Serial Bus) microphone that connects directly to a computer without the need for external mic preamps. Featuring support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, this exceptionally easy-to-use microphone even includes gain adjustment settings via the built-in three position attenuation switch. As a plug and play device for both Windows and Macintosh, it requires no special drivers whatsoever. Simply connect the microphone's USB cable to a computer's USB port, and installation is quick and effortless. In addition to recording instruments or voice for home recording applications, the new MXL USB.006 is the perfect microphone for podcasting, broadcasting or adding dialog to presentations and other multimedia projects.