New AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle arrives in the UK this month

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The new AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle includes the Lyra USB microphone, K371 headphones, Ableton Live 10 Lite software, and a 4-part Berklee Online recording class

HARMAN Professional Solutions and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce that the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle, previously only available in the US, is now available in the UK with stock arriving this month.

Designed to give podcasters, video producers and content creators a professional edge, the AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle includes the new AKG Lyra USB microphone, AKG K371 headphones, Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software, a four-part Berklee Online recording class, and a full set of audio cables including a headphone splitter.

The AKG Lyra is an ultra-HD, multi-mode USB microphone that delivers pristine 24-bit, 192 kHz audio quality, with four versatile capture modes suited to a wide range of recording applications. AKG K371 headphones provide clear, detailed sound with largest-in-class 50mm drivers and a closed-back design for superb sound isolation. Ableton Live 10 Lite is a streamlined audio production platform that allows users to quickly and easily record and edit professional podcasts.

“Today’s podcasters and content creators need versatile, powerful audio solutions that enable them to create the highest quality productions that stand apart from the crowd,” said Chris Hansen, Director of Recording and Content Creation, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle provides everything creators need to transform their computer into a professional-quality podcasting studio.”

The AKG Lyra delivers the highest audio quality in its class, with acoustically transparent, 4K-compatible, Ultra HD-grade 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution. Lyra features the innovative AKG Adaptive Capsule Array, which provides four optimised capture modes that makes it easy to deliver professional sound for any application. An internal self-adjusting shock mount minimises contact noise, while a built-in sound diffuser and AKG’s proprietary Internal Element Overload Prevention automatically reduces noise, eliminates pops and improves signal levels. Plug-and-play simplicity enables creators to set up and start recording quickly, regardless of experience level.

AKG K371 professional studio headphones combine performance, accuracy and supreme comfort in a compact, folding design that’s ideal for production in the studio or on location. High-sensitivity titanium-coated 50mm drivers reproduce every detail from the deepest lows to the most sparkling highs for excellent acoustic precision. An over-ear, closed-back design provides superior isolation in noisy environments and prevents sound bleed into the AKG Lyra. Plush, slow-retention foam pads and an adjustable calibrated headband ensure a perfect fit and the earcups swivel 90 degrees for single-ear monitoring. The feather-light weight of the K371 keeps ear fatigue at bay, even on the longest sessions.

Ableton Live 10 Lite is a fast, flexible, lightweight version of Ableton’s flagship Live 10 audio production software. With robust, intuitive features for editing together takes, sweetening vocal recordings, adding sound effects and even creating custom theme and background music, Live 10 Lite gives podcasters everything they need to quickly and easily produce professional podcasts.

The four-part Berklee Online course provides a broad introduction to audio production, from microphones to multitracking including recording gear and techniques, working with digital audio, critical listening, polishing your mixes and much more.

Pricing and Availability

The AKG Podcaster Essentials bundle will be available this month priced at £249 RRP inc VAT.

AKG Professional by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/akg.