Oktava MK 012-01 MSP2 Black Pair

Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphones

  • Matched stereo pair
  • Cardioid capsule
  • -10 dB pad
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dimensions of each microphone: 20 x 114 mm
  • Weight: 100 g
  • Colour: Black
  • In a wooden case
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  • Strumming
  • Congas
  • Woodblock Cardiod Dry
  • Woodblock Cardiod Wet
  • Cymbals Cardiod Dry

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Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair Yes
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad Yes
characteristic cardoid

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Lovely Dark Mics

danbamberaudio, 11.06.2018
These have been used extensively by me and other engineers in both Studio's, Live Recording Environments and Live 500+ capacity gigs.
Darker sounding (less bright) mics than Rode NT5's. Which are comparable price wise.
Great on Overheads, Ride, Hats, Choirs, Acoustic Guitars. Used on Snares, Toms, Primary School Choirs and String Sections in a studio environment.
Comes in a wooden case and includes some -10dB inline pads - never needed to use them.
Probably should buy another matched pair as they're always in use.
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The best performance by far, at this price! Superb.

Peter A. 333, 23.03.2015
I have a few Oktava MK012 already, some of which I've bought secondhand. Recently, I've gone over to using small diaphragm condenser mics on saxophones in a live situation (as opposed to "traditional" SM57) and needed some more.

I bought a pair of MK012 in black, that look and feel beautiful, and come in a little wooden box. The sound though remains fantastic - smooth and detailed with a slight HF lift to add a little "air". Mids are totally natural and uncoloured, and the bass is warm and uncharactistically full for a small diaphragm mic. Many lower cost condersers have a harsh "spitty" quality to the treble whcih cannot easily be corrected with eq. These certainly don't have that problem, which is whay they have been favourably compared to the likes of Neumann and Shoeps which thoough probably better still, cost a great deal more.

The clip works well and is all metal, and the fit and finish is better on this recent pair than the ones I've had for years. Oktava's manufacturing has obviously.improved and this is really pleasing.

In summary, they're perfect mics for saxes, drum overheads, trumpets and acoustic guitar in a live situation. I've also used them as main ORTF pair for recording choirs.
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