MXL APS Podcasting Bundle Review

We recently took at look at the MXL Tempo microphone, and were quite impressed with its performance as a basic USB microphone. Today we are taking a look at another product offering from MXL, the APS Podcasting Bundle. And while the name implies use in podcasting, this setup can function quite nicely in a streaming setup as well. Comprised of a microphone, microphone stand, and an XLR-to-USB microphone adapter, the APS Podcasting Bundle is a great starter kit for those looking to get into podcasting, streaming, or advanced audio recording. Follow along as we take a look at each component of the bundle and see how they work together to form a great starter kit.

Special thanks to MXL for providing us with the APS Podcasting Bundle review sample!

Specifications and Features

As we stated earlier, the APS Podcasting Bundle is comprised of the following items, each with their own specifications and features below.

BCD-1 – Live Broadcast Dynamic Microphone

Frequency Response:
40 Hz-15 kHz
Polar pattern:
-54 dB re 1 V/Pa
600 ohms
157.5mm x 50.8mm / 6.2 in. x 2.0 in
1.25 lbs / 567g
Metal Finish:
polar pattern

BCD-Stand – Microphone Stand

  • Articulating, Hinged Arm
  • Clamping and Swivel Mount Options Included
  • XLR Cable Pre-routed
  • Mic Mate Pro – XLR-to-USB Microphone Adapter

  • Supplies 48V phantom power
  • 44.1kHz and 48.0kHz/16-bit
  • Converts XLR to USB
  • 6′ USB cable included
  • 1/8th inch stereo headphone monitoring jack
  • Gain and headphone voluem controls
  • Packaging

    The APS Bundle ships in a large cardboard box that highlights the three major components within. Each item is shown and numbered on the front of the box, and a corresponding line of text accompanies each product in the list.

    MXL APS Podcasting Bundle

    Inside the large outer box are the three separately boxed components of the bundle; the microphone, microphone stand, and XLR-to-USB adapter. Standard packing paper keeps things from shuffling around too much, but we wish things were a bit tighter to ensure safe travels.

    MXL APS Podcasting Bundle