SteelSeries wanted to create new microphones that made it easier for gamers and streamers to produce and stream simultaneously. And that’s what they hope to achieve with the new SteelSeries Alias and Alias Pro. The brand claims it can make any streamer sound like they make their content inside a professional studio.
Let’s take a quick look at these new mics.
The new SteelSeries Alias aims to help out gamers and streamers who need a 24bit/48kHz broadcast-quality microphone. It should pick up all the details in your voice with extreme accuracy. The mic can show peak level information through a 5-stage LED indicator. And if you need a reminder when you’re muted, the light switches to a large red “X.” And when this is paired with the built-in RGB downlight, you get 16.8 million RGB colors to customize your setup.
If you use wired headphones, the SteelSeries Alias offers real-time mic monitoring. You can connect the Alias to your PC via USB to get started. You get access to control input gain, mute, and headphone volume.
SteelSeries Alias Pro
Now, if you need something that packs in more punch, there’s the SteelSeries Alias Pro. This broadcast-quality XLR microphone picks up every detail of your voice while the balanced XLR system with pre-amplifier and 48V phantom power reduces noise and interference to deliver pure and powerful 24bit/48kHz audio.
With the XLR Stream Mixer, you get a professional-level command station that brings XLR amplification and audio mixing controls to any PC. SteelSeries introduces another first in gaming with an innovative Stream Mixer that utilizes two USB ports with Sonar Software to support optional dual-PC streaming for content creators.
Now, the Alias Pro features Drag ‘n’ Drop Audio Routing to allow for easy mixing. You can route and mix up to five audio channels and adjust them individually to craft the perfect experience for your audience. This mic also gets you fast and easy access to controls and essential audio adjustments like mic gain and mute. You can also tweak dial and button assignments to mix or mute specific audio channels and monitor levels and mute status with custom-designed LED indicators while staying focused on the stream. The gain dial lights up from green to red to monitor your input levels, while ambient RGB lighting complements the setup.
Sonar for Streamers
SteelSeries developed a high-performance turbo engine known as Sonar for Streamers to power the Alias microphone chassis. This free studio-grade software suite provides an all-in-one sound studio and delivers everything you need for a high-quality production.
You can utilize an independent 10-band Parametric EQ with broadcast presets for deeper vocals, audio routing, precision tuning, mixing, and ClearCast AI noise cancellation to make even the noisiest room sound like a recording studio. Pro software mixing tools like the Compressor and Limiter remove the need for additional audio programs or plugins. Sonar is compatible with standard video broadcasting software (OBS, Streamlabs, etc.) and uses CPU rather than GPU processing to avoid frame rate drops.
Price and availability
You can pick up the SteelSeries Alias Pro for PHP 19,555 / USD 329.99 and the Alias Pro for PHP 11,100 / USD 179.99. The Alias Pro is already available, while the Alias is coming later this month. You can also download the SteelSeries Sonar for free over at this link.
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