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Chromium

Premium USB Condenser Microphone w/ Built-in 2-ch Mixer

Chromium

From going for a flawless run on your latest stream to leading an online meeting, Chromium offers a ton of ways for you to get creative and sound amazing doing it.

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CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

CONNECT WITH YOUR AUDIENCE

Whether you’re thinking of starting your own podcast, becoming the next big streamer, or even getting your music noticed on social media, how you sound matters.
If you want to get that slick studio sound like your favorite YouTuber, Podcaster, Twitch streamer, or anyone else, you've come to the right place. Getting professional-quality sound is easier than you might think.

  • Perfect for home studios, singer songwriters, content creation, and live streaming
  • Legendary Onyx mic preamp circuitry provides crystal clear sound and ultra-low noise
  • Headphone output with volume control
  • Built-in gain control
  • 4 selectable polar patterns
  • Direct/USB monitor blend control
  • Instrument and stereo 1/8” inputs
  • Rugged construction for reliable performance
  • Waveform™ OEM software and plugin bundle included
  • Plug and play
  • Sample rate: 16-Bit / 48kHz

Product Videos & Tutorials

The Mackie Chromium should quickly find its followers among traveling podcasters and YouTubers. The sound quality is very impressive.

PC Magazin

What makes the Mackie EM-Chromium stand out in practice is the changeable polar pattern and the integrated interface (instrument input). Thus, it can be operated not only as cardioid, but also as figure-of-eight, omnidirectional and - surprise - in stereo mode.

Amazona

The Chromium combines diverse sound possibilities and a practical mini mixer with really simple operation.

Video Aktiv
Microphones - A Quick Rundown on polar patterns

A QUICK RUNDOWN ON POLAR PATTERNS

Hint: White arrows are where the humans are relative to the mic. Black arrows are secondary audio being picked up

Microphones - DB-100 DESKTOP BOOM

DB-100 DESKTOP BOOM

Complete your content creation battlestation with this snazzy desktop boom arm. Simply clamp it to your desk, attach the mic, run your cable with the included straps and boom, you're good to go. Easy to adjust and Built-Like-a-Tank, this is a must have accessory for your EM Series mic.

It's the perfect companion for (almost) all EM Series microphones!

  • EM-91CU
  • EM-91CU+
  • EM-USB
  • Carbon
  • EM-89D
  • EM-91C
Microphones - PF-100 POP SCREEN

PF-100 POP SCREEN

Perfectly placed pop screens permeate pleasant, popular, positive payoff. Got a bunch of spit on your screen yet?

The PF-100 is a no-brainer for recording or streaming dialogue, singing, and any other vocal activities. Just slide it over your mic and instantly reduce those nasty pops that sentences like the one above make happen. This keeps your audio much more even and consistent as well as protects your mic from all that saliva.

Use it with just about any EM series mic

  • EM-91CU
  • EM-91CU+
  • EM-USB
  • Carbon
  • Chromium
  • EM-91C

Full features

Professional Quality

  • Engineered for recording music, podcasts, live streams, and online content creation
  • Legendary Onyx mic preamp circuitry provides crystal clear sound and ultra-low noise
  • Professional metering shows your levels at a glance

4 selectable polar patterns

  • Stereo
  • Cardioid
  • Bi-directional (Figure 8)
  • Omni

USB-C Connectivity

  • Onboard USB interface plugs directly into your computer for fast, easy recording
  • Plug-and-play, no driver needed

Instrument Input

  • Connect a guitar directly and record along with your vocals
  • Mix with the mic and Aux in signals

Stereo 1/8” Input

  • Connect your phone directly with a stereo 1/8” cable
  • Perfect for singing along with or auditioning backing tracks

Onboard Headphone Monitoring

  • Headphone output with independent volume control offers a convenient monitoring solution
  • Blend between the direct signal and USB

Onboard Gain Control and Mute

  • Optimize the microphone’s output to your computer and/or DAW
  • Mute button allows you to switch off the mic while still hearing your computer’s output

Rugged construction

  • Built-Like-a-Tank reliability ensure consistent performance for years to come

Included Software

  • Waveform™ OEM professional software and plugin package included
  • The DAW Essentials™ Bundle for Waveform OEM includes 16 powerful plugins like Equaliser, Compressor, Reverber8, and Limiter
  • Sample rate: Up to 16-Bit / 48kHz

Included accessories

  • USB-C cable

Product comparison

 
Product
Polar Pattern
Headphone Output
Gain Control
Boom/Stand Mounting
USB Connection
Additional I/O
 
 
EM-91CU
EM-91CU+
EM-USB
EM-Carbon
EM-USB Arctic White
Chromium
EM-USB Green Lightning
EM-91CU
EM-91CU+
EM-USB
EM-Carbon
EM-USB Arctic White
Chromium
EM-USB Green Lightning
Cardioid
Cardioid
Cardioid
5 Selectable
Cardioid
4 Selectable
Cardioid
-
Yes
Yes w/ Level control
Yes w/ Level control
Yes w/ Level control
Yes w/ Level and Blend control
Yes w/ Level control
-
Mute Switch
Yes
Yes w/ Onyx Preamp Circuitry
Yes
Yes w/ Onyx Preamp Circuitry
Yes
Via included shockmount
Via included shockmount
Via included mic clip
Via built-in standard threaded mount
Via included mic clip
Desktop only
Via included mic clip
USB 2.0 Type B
USB 2.0 Type B
USB-C
USB-C
USB-C
USB-C
USB-C
-
-
-
-
-
Stereo Aux and 1/4" Instrument
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