Features at a glance
- Dynamic, end-address, broadcast-quality microphone
- Cardioid polar pattern isolates your voice from your environment
- Great choice for recording vocals for music, podcasts, radio, and more
- Works with any audio interface with a microphone preamp; no gain booster or additional hardware required
- Durable, metal construction
- Swiveling hard-mount for desktop stands and boom arms
- Removable windscreen to reduce plosives and sibilance
- 3/8 ″ or 5/8 ″ mount compatible via included adapter
- Studio One Prime and Studio Magic Software Suite ($1000 value) included
Nothing’s more important than your voice.
Get professional broadcast quality for your vocal recordings with the PD-70 dynamic microphone. Whether you’re a singer, podcaster, or content creator, the PD-70 captures your vocal tone with warmth and clarity, all while rejecting the ambient sound of your environment—so only your voice shines through.
We’ve leveraged our 25-year legacy of studio recording hardware design to create a dynamic vocal mic that captures the full range of human hearing with warmth and clarity. Its end-address configuration and cardioid pickup pattern ensures that it only records what you want it to. The low-end of your voice will be captured with weight and authority, while the PD-70s gentle 5k-10k boost delivers an exquisite sense of presence, articulation, and breath. A custom-designed dynamic capsule ensures superior off-axis rejection, and its hefty metal chassis ensures long life while minimizing handling noise.
Tank and the Bangas, “Ants”
We recorded Tank and the Bangas live in the courtyard of Kevin Aucoin's French Quarter Studio. A perfect example of the PD-70’s excellent capture of female vocals with a wide range of dynamics.
Alfred Banks, "The Waive"
Also filmed in Kevin Aucoin's French Quarter Studio Courtyard located in New Orleans, LA. The PD-70 is an ideal microphone for dynamic rap vocals, thanks to its plosive-reducing windscreen.
The Hitchhiker, “Glad it’s not Her, Glad it’s Not You”
Here’s a great example of the PD-70 shining on The Hitchhiker’s lead rock vocals, recorded in a backyard on a hot Baton Rouge summer night.
Home Recording Made Easy's PD-70 Listening Test
David Vignola of Home Recording Made Easy takes the PD-70 through its paces against a variety of industry-standard broadcast microphones. Hear the difference for yourself.
You rely on your voice. Give it the best.
Get that radio broadcast sound, ideally suited for spoken-word applications like live streaming and podcasting, right out of the box with no need for an external pop-filter or post-production processing.
Did you know? PreSonus studio monitors and media reference monitors include a special edition of Studio Magic, a suite of over $1000 USD worth of music software including Studio One Prime and more plug-ins, loops, virtual instruments, effects, and tutorials than you may ever need. The Magic edition of Studio One Prime is compatible with all of the included plug-ins, of course, and because they're included in VST, AU, and AAX formats, you can also use them in any DAW you’d like.
It doesn't matter if you’re working on your first podcast episode or your tenth Grammy—you'll find yourself conjuring from the book of Studio Magic sooner than later. Have fun!
Qualifying products include: Eris-series, R-series, Sceptre-series, and Temblor-series speakers and subwoofers. Ableton Live Lite is not included in Studio Magic when acquired through a speaker registration. Content and terms of the Studio Magic Software Suite are subject to change.
Don't let the price tag fool you, this is a great quality microphone and it sounds great.Marcus Vaughn, MachineCityAudio
...a beautiful mic with great frequency response and sensitivity, capturing the chest tones and that broadcast sound with low noise and terrific clarity.Matt Boudreau, The Podcast Host
For the human voice, I am delighted with the sound quality, physical design and price performance of the PreSonus PD-70 microphone.Allan Tépper, ProVideoCoalition
The sound will resonate with such clarity that if your friends and family close their eyes, they’ll be able to imagine you’re right there with them.Matrix Video Communications
Hat PreSonus hier ganze Arbeit geleistet... kann das PD-70 absolut empfohlen werden. (PreSonus did a great job here ... the PD-70 can be highly recommended.)Nick Mavridis, Bonedo.de
...competitive against long-standing industry stalwarts...a top-notch, affordable choice.Chris Wygal, Radio World
Vom Podcast, über Livestreams bis zur Videovertonung bietet es sich demnach für alle diejenigen an, die ihre Stimme möglichst professionell klingen lassen möchten, ohne gleich das Sparkonto plündern zu müssen. (From podcasts to live streams to video soundSven Radig, Delamar
The PreSonus PD-70 will meet all the core needs of a podcaster... a crisp and professional vocal sound that won’t leave you dissatisfied.Preshan John, AudioTechnology
The Revelator very much lives up to its rather fitting name, being quite the revelation in the content creation space..... The PD-70 is... smooth, clear and crisp, and for some voices, the exact special sauce required.Andy Lloyd-Russell, Mixdown
The overall performance for podcasters, YouTubers, radio broadcasters, and other content creators is something to marvel at.Staff, Prime Sound
I’m not going to mince words: I love this microphone! It has not left my broadcasting boom arm since I took it out of the box.Damien Gula, MMORPG
For the price of this mic, I’ve got to say, I’ll go for this all day.Kevn Elib, Kreative Snd
...will improve the sound of anyone doing online podcasting, Internet radio or the occasional Zoom meeting.Barry Rudolph, Music Connection
...the best XLR microphone for gaming we've tested so far...great for streaming or recording in a busy environment.Will Judd, Eurogamer
A great value… you really can’t beat it… a fantastic choice for streaming or for podcasting.Mark Labriola, Brand Viva
This is a beautiful addition to the podcasting space… I think it sounds awesome.Crossfadr
The sound quality is head and shoulders above the competition at the price point.James Clark, ReadySitGeek
I really love this frequency response....spoken words and the emphasis on details are there naturally. It will give you that nice broadcast sound and spoken words that are clear.Justin Grosso, Rebel Tech
...the sound was rich and noise-free, and I would have no issues using the PD-70 for a loud lead vocal track—provided the singer could stay aimed at the mic.Barry Rudolph, Mix
...of all the budget dynamic microphones I have tested so far for in-shot videos for YouTube or for podcasts, I think the PD-70 is far and away the best performer.Mark Wiemels, Mark Wiemels
I would not rule out using the PD-70 for about anything... it sounded fine to me with everything I tried.Sound-Guy, Gearspace
Le son du PD-70 testé avec l’interface Studio 24c est très chaleureux. (The sound of the PD-70 tested with the Studio 24c interface is very warm.)François Bouchery, KR Magazine (France)
While inexpensive, the PD-70 is incredibly well built and attractive.... The fact that the mic is good to go with little need for additional EQ is a boon to fledgling content creators.Bill Stunt, Recording