The Earthworks FW730 FlexWand is an ultra-versatile High Definition 30kHz cardioid
microphone that takes just seconds to set up and can transition from drum
overheads to guitar amp in a flash! This unique microphone is a boom, stand and
microphone all in a single unit.
The two flexible goosenecks allow you to reposition the microphone for any
instrument, and thanks to the Earthworks near-perfect cardioid polar pattern, you
don’t have to spend lots of time trying to find the sweet spot.
The FW730 FlexWand provides flat frequency response, a near-perfect cardioid
polar pattern and 32dB of rear rejection (nearly twice that of conventional
microphones). Say goodbye to leakage of other instruments at the rear of the
microphone. In addition, the ultra-fast impulse response and highly accurate time
coherency, the FW730 FlexWand delivers Earthworks’ uncompromising performance
and hyper-realism to whatever you are miking.
Features & Benefits
• Microphone, boom & stand integrated into a single, low profile unit
• XLR at base of microphone, with no visible cables above ground level
• Mic can be positioned from 1.5′ up to 7′ and anywhere in between
“We all hear about fast compressors and even fast camera lenses, but this is a fast
mic, and I don’t think a lot of people speak in those terms often enough. It’s a small
diaphragm, but the beauty of that is that it’s not moving very much, which means
all the transients in your top end information are going to feel so realistic, they’re
going to feel as faithful as you’re hearing it in the room once you get back into the
control room,” said Matty Amendola.