Earthworks has built a reputation for delivering impact through authentic presence and clarity — and while those attributes alone might make for a compelling broadcast mic — ETHOS pushes further with intimacy and warmth that manages to feel as though it is responding to the charisma of each voice while simultaneously anticipating the needs of engineers.
In audio, our perception of what feels real and natural is incredibly sensitive to resolution in the time domain. In particular, the level of detail present in the initial transient is responsible for much of our sense of content, meaning, and frequency balance. This includes defining attributes like “timbre”, “texture”, and “air”. Earthworks’ blazingly fast technology at the core of ETHOS ensures that every performance sounds like life.
ETHOS is equipped with a windscreen stack that raises the bar for plosive and wind noise protection. It is easy to clean or to replace and the foam, mesh, and steel combination makes it unlikely to require additional aftermarket augmentation for even the most zealous vocal personalities.
ETHOS is naturally resistant to handling noise and thumps thanks to internal dampening and robust stainless steel construction. The included Triad-Orbit M2-R ball joint mic adaptor allows precise placement and adjustments and is ideally suited to pair with a heavy mic arm or stand for optimal results.