AKG Pro Audio Ara Professional USB-C Condenser Microphone, Dual Pattern Audio Capture Modes for Podcasting, Video Blogging, Gaming and Streaming, Blue and Silver


Brand AKG Pro Audio
Model Name Ara
Connectivity Technology USB-C
Connector Type USB
Special Feature Two-pattern, USB-C Connector
Compatible Devices Gaming Console, Speaker, Personal Computer, Camera, Headphone, Personal Computer, Tablet, Camera, Headphone, Speaker
Color Blue
Included Components 3/8″ to 5/8″ Microhpone Stand Adapter, Warranty and Regulatory Documents, 2 meter USB Cable (USB-C to USB-A), AKG Ara Microphone, Quick Start Guide & Ableton Live 11 Lite Registration Card See more
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omnidirectional

About this item

  • Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound: 24-bit/96kHz High-resolution audio
  • Two Audio Capture Modes: Dual-capsule mic array provides two user-friendly capture modes
  • Easy Setup and Universal Compatibility: Intuitive, plug-and-play setup and operation with support for Mac and PC, plus iOS and Android tablets and phones
  • Headphone Output and Volume Control: Zero latency monitoring while tracking with full control over output volume, mic gain and mute
  • Versatile Mounting Options: Can be used with the integrated base stand, with a desktop boom arm, or a common microphone stand
  • Modern Design: Camera-ready styling for on-screen appeal
  • Capture pro-grade sound, right from your desktop for Podcasters, YouTubers, musicians, gamers


The Ara is the latest mic from the legendary AKG brand. The AKG Ara dual-mode USB microphone lets podcasters, bloggers, gamers and musicians capture pro-quality, high-resolution sound right from their desktops. Whether you’re streaming or recording in a studio, capture audio at up to 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for crystal-clear speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Ara’s dual pickup patterns let you focus on a single voice or instrument or everyone in the room. Choose the directional Front (cardioid) pattern to focus on sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; use the Front + Back (omni) pattern to pick up sounds all around the mic, such as multiple speakers or a group of performers. Use Ara with the integrated base stand (included), on a desktop boom arm, or with a common microphone stand. On the go? Take an OTG adapter or Apple Camera Adapter with you, and use Ara when away from your desktop computer. It’s plug-and-play simple, thanks to USB connectivity and class-compliant drivers making it compatible with almost any device. Ara has a built-in headphone jack, so you can monitor your audio and it ships with a USB cable with free Ableton Live 11 Lite audio production recording software – you’re all set with the new AKG Ara!

Introducing ARA

Amazing Sound For Any Application

The AKG Ara USB microphone lets podcasters, YouTubers, gamers, and music makers capture pro-quality sound right on a desktop or mobile device. Two patterns let you record a single voice or everyone in the room. Listen live with a built-in headphone jack. Polish your productions with included Ableton Live 11 Lite.





Pro-Grade, High-Quality Sound

Record professional-quality audio at 24-bit, 96kHz resolution for ultimate speech clarity and stunning vocal and instrument tracks. Gamers experience the thrills of fidelity that outperforms headsets, and videoconferencing is elevated with crystal-clear sound that’s far superior to built-in laptop or phone mics. And with a max SPL of 120 dB, there’s plenty of headroom for recording high-output instruments like drums, horns and electric guitars.

Record Anything with Selectable Focus Patterns

Ara provides two selectable pickup patterns for maximum versatility. The directional Front (cardioid) pattern captures sound directly in front of the mic while rejecting sound from other sides; it’s perfect for podcast hosts, bloggers, gamers, videoconferencing and miking instruments. The Front + Back (omni) pattern picks up sound evenly from all sides, making it ideal for capturing interviews with multiple speakers, tracking multiple singers and instruments, or recording ambient sounds on location.

Ultimate Ease of Use

Recording with Ara is plug-and-play simple. Connect directly to Mac and Windows computers using a standard USB-C connector. For Android devices, use an OTG USB adapter; for iOS devices, use an optional Apple Camera Adapter and a powered USB hub. Ara works seamlessly with live-streaming, videoconferencing and music-recording applications. Controls for common functions are right on the front of the mic, including pattern selection, a mic mute button with LED indicator and a 3.5mm headphone jack for latency-free monitoring.

Adaptable to Any Space

Ara’s compact footprint and versatile mounting options make it ideal for both desktop use and studio recording scenarios. Set Ara on a desktop using the included yoke and base stand or attach to a boom or standard mic stand; use the included adapter for European mic stands.

Less Time Setting Up, More Time Sounding Great

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Simple to Connect: USB-C Connectivity

AKG Ara microphone is designed to be simple to connect. It features an industry-standard USB-C connector.

Simple to Setup: Class-Compliant Drivers

Ara uses class-compliant drivers which enable it to work seamlessly with all major operating systems including PC, Mac, iOS, and Android.

Simple to Operate: Easy to Use Controls

Ara features an intuitive front panel layout. The mic mode selector uses easy-to-understand, non-technical terminology. Front and Front & Back describe the polar patterns which can be selected on this mic. The volume knob adjusts the level of the headphone output and also doubles as a mute switch.


Technical Specifications

Microphone Transfer Protocol USB 2.0
Microphone Transducer 2 Fixed-Charge Back Plate, Permanently Polarized Condenser Capsules
Microphone Capture Modes Selectable; Front, Front & Back
Microphone Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Bit Depth/ Sample Rate 24-bit / 96 kHz
Microphone Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL (0.5% THD)
Power Requirement /Consumption 5V USB / 75 mA
Output Impedance 16 ohms
Power Output 12 mv (16 ohm)
Output THD 0.03% (USB – 20dbfs input) / 0.35% (Acoustic 94dbfs input)
Output Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Output S/N Ratio 91db (USB input) / 76db (Acoustic 94dbfs input)
In The Box Ara Microphone, 2m USB-C to USB-A cable, 3/8″ x 5/8″ Threaded Mic Stand Adapter, Registration Card for Abelton Live 11 Lite, Quick Start Guide, Safety/Regulatory Sheet


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