AKG P420

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A little bright for my taste.
18.01.2017
Good, solid feeling, multi-pattern microphone - very nice on electric guitar cabinets (particularly for rock, metal and blues).

I've tried this on a few things (recorded through focusrite RedNet 4 preamps - which can be a bit too clean and slightly clinical sounding) including male/female vocals, violin, banjo, acousic/electric guitar, bass, kick drum and piano.

I find that it over-emphasises the high-mids on most acoustic instuments (banjo is very difficult to record, as it's rather middly and harsh no matter what you do - I prefer ribbons for banjo), acoustic guitar sounds a little thin and lacks bass and mid depth - this can be easily improved with a small amount of EQ at around 2.5kHz.

I recorded a singer playing acoustic guitar, with the mic set to cardiod, and placed about 12" from the singer, aiming about halfway between his mouth and the sound hole (maybe slightly more towards his mouth) - this gave a reasonbly good sound, and was exactly what he wanted, although I thought is was still slightly thin and quite harsh sounding...although again, only a little EQ was needed to bring a bit of life into it.

Although it's not great for deep voices, or acoustic instruments (violin is especially unforgiving), I'd still reather have this than a Rode NT1a, not least because of the versatility that comes with having a switchable polar pattern. It does have a more pronounced bass responce than the NT1a, and is just as clean. The -20dB pad is also useful (especially as it can be used to bring out some clarity in heavy metal tracks).
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Perfect microphone for studio use!
Mtkolife, 19.06.2019
USE: I use it in my home studio.
CLARITY: When I received it I was impressed with the build quality and also with the included case. When I started using it, i was even more impressed due to the sound and possibility to use it for different occasions (so for recording guitar, voice etc.).
PROS: Definitely build quality, included case and possibility of switchable characteristics.
CONS: Not any!
COMPREHENSIBILITY: I use it to record different things and in every one I was able to record really good sound. It is amazing for recording accordions, guitars and voices.
FURTHER INFORMATION: For such amount of money I am almost sure that you can not get any better studio microphones. I really recommend it because it can be used for different situations. Everything you need for that microphone is inside the included case. I only recommend pop filter for using it while using microphone for singers.
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Toller sound
Lennart22, 19.05.2019
Klasse sound für den Preis.
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An amazing surprize
Flore Catalin, 08.02.2018
I wanted a microphone for rap in the 2-300$ price range. After many months of research, i narrowed it down to 4 mikes with the P420 being my final choice. I wanted a mike that has a warm low end and also silky smooth highs, and I was surprised to hear this mike in action. It has an amazing sound for it's price range, and great versatility with all the functions it has. I got it on a sale for 175E and I still can't believe to this day, after 1 year of use, i paid so little for this amazing mike. Also, for the money, you get that great shockmount and case which both have great build quality and use. I cannot see myself recommending any other microphone for a home studio in this price range, just give it a chance, you will be blown away!
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awesome!
arthuraacarneiro, 08.01.2019
great value for money! excellent detail with acoustic guitar.
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Good Mic For A Good Price.
Mood44, 28.11.2018
I Nice Allround Mic for a Good Price. I use it with a SSL VHD preamp and wondering how it will sound with a different preamp. Have a 500 series preamp in mind.
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Totally satisfied!
thanosbls, 19.11.2018
I use this mic in my homestudio to record vocals , classical guitars and whatever kinds of percussion ..
from its 3 polar patterns i mostly use the cardioid and it suits me excellent , i just didn't have the need to use the other two yet, although they feel great .
i love its tone , its very clean and gives a nice warmth like the one you find in the really expensive studio mics..
a great value tool plus i got it on a discount so it was a kind of steal !!
Happy to have it at my disposal!
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Near the top of price/performance
28.02.2017
An affordable quality mic aimed for the serious hobbyist. Throw in the multi-pattern and you've got a killer option.
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Excelent
orlandozlao, 13.06.2017
Flat frequency response, soft, warm, very good for voices, acoustic instruments, percussion environment, I am very happy to have this microphone, between P420 and NT1-A, I prefer the P420.
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A very good mic
Ro S, 18.07.2017
I use this mic for just about anything from vocals to guitar to banjo. I also used it for drums. It's very clear and sounds good.
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