Razer Introduces New Seiren Studio-Grade Microphone

While Razer’s recently announced high-end soundbar Leviathan has the attention of many gamers, they have followed it up quickly with a new studio-grade microphone dubbed the Seiren. The Seiren is a microphone designed specifically for Streamers and YouTube video authors, capable of four different polar recording patterns and is available with matching professional recording accessory options. More information is available from the official press release below:

RAZER DEBUTS SEIRĒN DIGITAL MICROPHONE WITH STUDIO-GRADE RECORDING QUALITY

Professional level recording and streaming with plug-and-play setup is now available with Razer’s standalone mic

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CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn (stylized as “Seirēn” and pronounced “Sigh-ren”), a plug-and-play digital microphone designed for studio-grade recording and streaming.

The Razer Seirēn features a versatile multi-pattern USB digital connection capable of four different recording pattern configurations with three custom-tuned 14 mm condenser capsules. This makes the Razer Seirēn digital microphone ideal for the needs of professional musicians, streamers and YouTubers who demand superior clarity. With plug-and-play simplicity this microphone is simple to use at the studio or at home.

The Razer Seirēn also allows content creators to quickly switch between 4 different polar recording patterns (Cardioid, Stereo, Bidirectional and Omnidirectional) by rotating the main control knob. Allowing for greater versatility of use depending on recording applications. The microphones built-in headphone amplifier allows for zero latency, real time accurate monitoring of recordings to ensure users sound exactly as they intend to.

“Platforms like YouTube and Twitch are a big part of how people experience their media today, and they shape how we interact with each other,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Tuned for a professional-style setup and able to be assembled and transported quickly and easily, the Razer Seirēn is a microphone designed specifically for streamers and YouTubers.”

Razer is also initiating a “Razer Sponsored Streamer Program” to help aspiring content creators and streamers take their recordings to a professional level. Content creators will be divided up into 3 experience levels and are entitled to different levels of sponsorships ranging from a sponsored Razer Seirēn to a full Razer peripheral suite. Razer is committed to help budding streamers achieve higher level recordings and create immersive content.

For more information on the Razer Sponsored Streamer Program, visit www.razerzone.com/sponsored-streamer

The Razer Seirēn digital microphone is the company’s latest audio product designed to go beyond pure gaming. Earlier this year, Razer launched the Leviathan, a gaming and music soundbar and the Adaro audio line, a series of four headphones tuned for music and designed for comfort and durability. The Adaro collection continues to be popular among EDM artists, musicians and avid music listeners ever since its acclaimed launch at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.

Beyond its music partners, Razer works with some of the top professional gaming YouTubers and streamers. Many of which were inspirations in the creation of the Razer Seirēn and will play roles in its future development.

Professional recording accessories such as a shock mount and pop filter are also available to pair with the Razer Seirēn digital microphone for the complete recording setup. These accessories along with the Razer Seirēn professional bundle will be available exclusively on RazerStore. For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-seiren

Price:
Razer Seirēn digital microphone U.S. $179.99 / EU €179.99

Shock mount accessory for the Razer Seirēn U.S. $49.99 / EU €49.99 (RazerStore exclusive)
Pop filter accessory for the Razer Seirēn U.S. $49.99 / EU €49.99 (RazerStore exclusive)
Razer Seirēn professional bundle U.S. $229.99 / EU €229.99 (RazerStore exclusive) 

Availability:
Razerzone.com – Pre-Order
Worldwide – December 2014 

Product features: 

  • HD recording with outstanding clarity
  • 4 adjustable recording patterns (cardioid, stereo, omni directional , bi-directional)
  • Quick controls for pattern switching, headphone volume and mic gain
  • Built in headphone amplifier with zero latency output
  • Plug-and-play recording via single USB connection

Microphone specifications

  • Power required / consumption: 5 V / 500 mA (USB)
  • Sample rate: 192 kHz
  • Bit rate: 24 bit
  • Capsules: 3 x 14 mm condenser capsules
  • Polar patterns: stereo, cardioid, omnidirectional, bi-directional
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 4.5 mV / Pa (1 kHz)
    • Max SPL: 120 dB (THD: 0.5% 1 kHz)

Headphone amplifier

  • Impedance: > 16 Ω
  • Power output (RMS): 130 mW
  • THD: 0.009%
  • Frequency response: 15 Hz – 22 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 114 dB

For more information about the Razer Seirēn, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-audio/razer-seiren

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