Each week a handful of new streamers set out on their own to express themselves and capture an audience as they play their favorite games. While almost anyone can simply turn on a webcam and start up a Twitch channel, it certainly helps to outfit your current rig or console with some professional gear. This month Razer unveiled a new addition to the Razer Broadcaster range of professional-grade streaming equipment, and it’s called the Razer Seiren Elite microphone.
The Razer Seiren Elite is a dynamic USB microphone offering professional grade features, and making high quality audio available to live streamers and YouTube broadcasters. The single capsule design, coupled with built-in filter and limiter gives a “richer, warmer vocal tone” according to Razer’s announcement, which is usually only found through high-end broadcast equipment.
The Razer Seiren Elite features a single dynamic capsule and cardioid capture pattern for accurate wide frequency recording. The built-in high-pass filter removes unwanted low-frequency vibrations, such as fan noises or air conditions hums. And when the excitement gets too much, a digital/analog vocal limiter will automatically adjust audio gains to prevent distortion and popping, keeping streams and recordings balanced and smooth.
“Most professional-grade microphones require additional recording equipment, like mixers and converters, that you need to get your sound onto your PC,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “The Razer Seiren Elite solves that problem, letting broadcasters focus on their content and letting the Seiren Elite handle their audio.”
The Razer Seiren Elite simplifies the audio set-up process by being a simple plug and play operation, not requiring external mixers, amplifiers or signal converters. The Razer Seiren Elite is the latest addition to the Razer Broadcaster range, which includes the Razer Kiyo, a streaming camera with built-in ring light which was won the Tom’s Guide Innovation award for peripherals and the Laptop Mag Editors’ Choice in 2017. For webcams though, we still love the Logitech 4K webcam with Windows Hello. If you are looking to upgrade your stream, we suggest giving it a look.
Much like Razers previous installments, the new microphone won’t be cheap. The Razer Seiren Elite will ship with an MSRP of $199, which is slightly higher than the long-running favorite of streamers everywhere, the Blue Yeti Microphone ($119 on Amazon).