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Creative Live! Mic M3

USB Microphone with Dual Polar Pattern and Real-time Mic-monitoring

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Features

OVERVIEW

Make your voice heard with Creative Live! Mic M3, whether you are communicating or livestreaming!

Our foray into excellent communications, Creative Live! Mic M3 encompasses everything that you need to send your message across effectively. Be it for broadcasting on a livestream, venturing into a new podcast, recording a gameplay, or work calls, we have got you covered.

This external USB microphone features dual polar patterns, real-time mic-monitoring, direct mute button, up to 24-bit / 96 kHz studio-quality recording resolution, and lets you be heard with crystal clear clarity.

With a built-in headphones port, detachable pop filter, and an adjustable table stand, Creative Live! Mic M3 is an essential yet simple, plug-and-play answer to better communications for your PC or Mac setup.

POLAR PATTERNS

DUAL POLAR PATTERNS

Designed with dual 14 mm condenser capsules and two polar (pickup) patterns, Cardioid and Omni-directional, Creative Live! Mic M3 is optimized for different setups. Switch easily between the patterns directly on the microphone and start immediately on your PC or Mac via the USB-A cable—no extra installations needed.

CARDIOID

For: Single-person recordings
Livestreams, gameplays, conference calls, or just typical everyday communication

This front-focused mode best captures sounds made directly to the front of the mic to minimize unwanted environmental sounds caught behind it, for rich and full-bodied sound.

OMNI-DIRECTIONAL

For: Multiple users
Podcast recordings with two to three hosts, group conference calls, or ASMR

This all-angle mode is captures sounds coming equally from all directions where a reasonably wide capture radius is required, to cater for multiple users or sound sources.

CONTROLS

DEDICATED MUTE BUTTON

Mute when you need to—like when an uncontrollable sneeze happens mid-stream. The mute / unmute button and LED indicator lets you stay aware and control your microphone's status instinctively.

LED IndicatorStatus
BlueUnmuted
RedMuted

MONITOR INREAL-TIME

Save yourself time (and frustrations) from multiple retakes and post-production edits with real-time mic-monitoring to hear and adjust how you sound, or listen in on any unwanted noise that may be affecting your recording.

SETTING UP MIC-MONITORING

RECORDING QUALITY

STUDIO-QUALITY RECORDING

Let your content take center stage with high-resolution, studio-quality recording of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz! Sound clear to your audience for all types of content that you're working on.

24-BIT / 96 KHZ RECORDING SETUP

REDUCE YOUR POPS

Reduce plosive effects—the abrupt and sudden pops of sound that happens especially when you are pronouncing your B, P, T, and D's—with the detachable magnetic pop filter. Simply place or lift the filter from the magnetic grooves as needed.

90° Adjustable Angle

Change the angle of the microphone to exactly where it needs to be with its detachable and adjustable table stand that allows for up to 90° tilt angle with 360° rotation.

1/4-20 UNC Compatible

Mount and attach it to any common standard tripod setup that supports 1/4-20 UNC thread. Its slim and compact form factor also makes it a great fit in any type of setup.

TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD EFFECTIVELY

Whether you are a novice in the world of streaming or just want your communications to sound crystal clear, here are some tips and advices that we have to offer!

Placement

Find the right distance between you and your microphone

The general rule of thumb is to place the microphone about 6-12 inches away from where you are speaking. While the microphone should be placed relatively close to you, do take note that your voice may come across overly bassy if you are speaking too closely into it.

Directional Setup

Direct your voice into the microphone

High frequency sounds, like voice, are very directional, so you should be facing the microphone as much as possible. If you turn your head away from the microphone during recording, your voice may come across unintentionally dull or airy.

Sensitivity

Take note of what's in your background or on you

Take note of any jangling jewelleries or watch that's on you, loose clothes ruffles, or any items that may potentially create unwanted noise while you are recording, especially when you get too excited mid-stream.

Test, Test, and Test

Practice to find out what works for you

Sit in front of the microphone, start recording, and get used to how your setup works. Replay it to figure out your habits and nuances—the more natural you are behind the microphone, the more engaged your audience will be.

REVIEWS

Music | Photo | Life

The Creative Live! Mic M3 comes in such a comprehensive package that it is an ideal starter pack for any one who is serious in doing voice work. What makes the Live! Mic M3 a great buy is the accessories that come with the package. The sturdy mic stand, magnetic pop filter, the screw mount supports both 1/4-inch and 5/8-inch threads. The mic itself is practically an external sound card, which you can connect a headphone to enjoy hi-res 24-bit audio, with volume controls and mute button.

5/5 Stars

Creative Live! Mic M3

2021-11-15

Hardwarezone

Generally speaking, the Creative Live! Mic M3 works nicely. Though its sound quality competes heavily with other USB microphones at this price range, it's a step up from most laptop microphones, and has a bunch of features to back it up, from the convenience of having a mute button, to the ability to monitor audio in real-time should you need it.

Creative Live! Mic M3

2021-11-16

A Closer Look

Specifications

Dimensions (L x W x H):
  • Microphone with Table Stand and Pop Filter: 88 x 96 x 215 mm / 3.46 x 3.77 x 8.46 inches
  • Microphone (without attachments): 57 x 61 x 127 mm / 2.24 x 2.4 x 5 inches
  • Pop Filter: 88 x 27 x 96 mm / 3.46 x 1.06 x 3.77 inches
  • Microphone Table Stand: 85 x 85 x 72 mm / 3.34 x 3.34 x 2.83 inches
  • Microphone Table Stand Rotational Size: � 85 mm
  • Mounting Hole Size: 1/4-20 UNC
Product Cable:
  • Type: micro USB
  • Cable Length: 1.5m / 4.92 ft
Product Weight:
  • Microphone with Table Stand and Pop Filter: 570g / 1.25 lb
  • Microphone (without attachments): 170g / 5.99 oz
  • Microphone Table Stand: 380g / 13.4 oz
  • Pop Filter: 20g / 0.70 oz
Microphone:
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid and Omni-directional
  • Sensitivity (@ 1 kHz 0 dB = 1V / Pa)
    • For Cardioid Pattern: -35 � 2 dB
    • For Omni Pattern: -36 � 3 dB
Supported Playback and Recording Resolution:
  • Recording: PCM Stereo 44.1K / 48K / 88.2K / 96 kHz, 16 / 24-bit
  • Playback: PCM Stereo 44.1K / 48 kHz, 16-bit
Headphone Monitoring:
  • Supports 3.5 mm, 3-pole, Up to 32Ω
  • Frequency Range: 50—18,000 Hz
Operating Temperature:
  • 0—40°C
Power:
  • micro USB port, DC 5V 200 mA
USB Cable:
  • micro USB
  • Cable length: 1.5m / 4.92 ft
Controls:
  • Supports mute and unmute microphone feature
  • Supports direct volume level adjustment during mic-monitoring

System Requirements

Windows
  • Intel® Core™ or AMD® Ryzen equivalent processor
  • Intel, AMD, or 100% compatible motherboard
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 32 / 64-bit
  • Available USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
Mac
  • macOS 10.14 or higher
  • Available USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port
PS4 / PS4 Pro / PS5
  • Firmware Ver 5.0 or later for 4th Generation, Ver 20.x for 5th Generations
  • Available USB port

Package Contents

  • Creative Live! Mic M3
  • Adjustable Microphone Table Stand
  • Detachable Pop Filter
  • micro USB Cable (1.5m / 4.92 ft)
  • Quick Start Guide

Warranty

2-year Limited Hardware Warranty

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