About Us

Roswell Pro Audio is a boutique microphone company.

Our microphones provide a distinctive sound, and a level of performance normally associated with far more expensive devices.

We invite you to hear our microphones in action through our video library.

The company headquarters is located in the wine country of Northern California. Our shop is surrounded by native redwoods; the rural setting is quiet and idyllic, although occasionally punctuated by the sounds of a 20-20kHz sweep tone from our acoustic test lab.

We are solar-powered, and aggressively recycle to reduce material waste.

Roswell Pro Audio was founded by Matthew McGlynn, whose first entry into the pro audio gear industry was RecordingHacks.com. RecordingHacks provides detailed analysis and descriptions of thousands of microphones, as well as some of the most ambitious mic shootouts ever produced.

McGlynn's deep experience with hundreds of microphones over many years — learning how they're built, and why they sound the way they do — led to the formation of Microphone-Parts.com, a DIY electronics company that sells premium studio microphones in "do it yourself" kit form.

Roswell Pro Audio borrows from the research and development work done by MicParts, but takes its products in a different direction. Roswell's designs distill the various capsule and circuit combinations into best-in-class offerings that have won acclaim from musicians, home studio owners, and Grammy award-winning producers and engineers.

Warren Huart invited Matt to join his Produce Like A Pro broadcast for a live Q&A on Youtube. Watch the interview here:

In April 2018, Matt gave a presentation titled "How to build your microphone locker" to Warren's audience. The presentation describes the various large-diaphragm capsule types, the main mic circuit topologies, and how these choices impact the sound of the microphone. Watch the full presentation here:

(Note: the audio quality is compromised due to a bug in the streaming software. Live audio in our headphones sounded fine, but got corrupted downstream.)

Ross Hogarth with Matt McGlynn
Ross Hogarth (Van Halen, Motley Crue, Steve Lukather, John Mellencamp, Doobie Brothers, etc) with Matt McGlynn

Jack Douglas with Josh Caplan
Jack Douglas (Miles Davis, Aerosmith, The Who) with Josh Caplan

with Neil Dorfsman
Matt with producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman (Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Dire Straits, Bob Dylan, etc)

Mosty with Matt McGlynn
Alejandro “Mosty” Patino (7-time Latin Grammy nominee) with Matt McGlynn

Juergen Brietlow with Matthew McGlynn
Matt with Juergen Brietlow, Director of Research and Development for Neumann

Matt McGlynn  with Scott Dorsey
Matt with DIY Audio legend Scott Dorsey

Matt McGlynn with Larry Crane
Matt with Larry Crane of Tape Op Magazine

Matt McGlynn with Paul Vnuk
Matt with Recording Magazine staff writer and expert reviewer, Paul Vnuk

Matt with Larry Villella
Matt with Larry Villella of ADK / 3 Zigma

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