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Oktava MK012

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • With 3 interchangeable capsules
  • Directional characteristics: Omnidirectional, cardioid and hypercardioid
  • Frequency range: 20-20,000 Hz
  • -10 dB Attenuation
  • Incl. microphone holder in wooden box
  • Original Russian production
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  • Bossa Reverb
  • Classical Dry
  • Classical Reverb
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Further information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad Yes
characteristic hyper-cardioid, ball, cardioid
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Great all round Mic

Olly836, 20.05.2013
This is a great Microphone, I bought it to mic up a double bass after I saw someone else using one. It is an extremely "lively" microphone creating a very real reproduction of the sound you are making. The different sound pattern caps are particularly useful for different applications. It captures deep bass frequencies equally as well as the sharp top ones and everything in between. A perfect mic for home recording, studio work and also live, in the right environment.
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Versatile microphone

H-gen, 16.10.2009
The Oktava MK 012 with its three capsules and a -10dB pad comes in a rustic wooden box. The elements are screwed together, but are worked very precisely. Works well, very common and nix wobbles. The same applies to the brace. In addition, there are individual frequency diagrams for each capsule. Very beautiful.

In my opinion, the microphone leaves the usual budget goods from the Far East behind me. Detailed resolution and a nice high-end. Only the basses are slightly overburdened in close-miking. I have so far only recorded acoustic guitar with the Oktava. Has worked very well. With the kidney capsule and 50-60 cm distance directed to the neck-body transition, one gets an enforceable, but nevertheless not harsh sound, which is rather in the direction of vintage-warm. I had to correct basses afterwards.

The surprise for me was the ball capsule. Here it sounds fresh with less bass and finely resolved. I took the guitar close to it (15-20 cm) and was quite enthusiastic. The bullet I can imagine also well for Raummikrofonierung. The hyperniere sounds similar to the kidney capsule. I have used it until now rather seldom, would be among other things what for the live operation.

I think the mic is recommendable and will give me a second boost for stereo recordings and drum overheads.
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