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Oktava Mk 012-01 MSP2 Matched Pair

Stereo pair of small diaphragm condenser microphones with cardioid capsule

These microphones are now more than just an insider secret. They have been able to secure their place in live performances and in the recording area. With the best price-performance ratio and amazingly luxurious equipments, these microphones have already found many fans.

  • Matched stereo pair
  • -10 dB pad
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 khz
  • Colour: Silver
  • With microphone clamps
  • In a wooden case
  • Made in Russia
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  • Bossa Cardioid
  • Strumming Cardioid
  • Cymbals Cardiod Dry
  • Woodblock Cardiod Dry
  • Woodblock Cardiod Reverb

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Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair Yes
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad Yes
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MICROFONO OTTIMO E VERSATILE

25.10.2016
I've bought this matched pair to upgrade my mics to record OH Drums, but i've been nicely surprised for his versatility.

The briefcase is very cute, and prevents any hit (unless you throw it from the 4th floor's window);
The mic is assembled: it comes subdivided from his capsule, his attenuator -10 dB, e naturally his clamp

the sound is very valid, it results pretty faithful to frequencies, maybe with a subtle emphasis to mid/low spectre; it results great for recording OH, but also for acustic and electric's guitars; the most impressive consideration is about the room's reverb: compared to other mics, the mk 012 dull almost every reverb's reflection, resulting much detailed and accurate; this detail is not absolutely a small thing if you wanted to use the microphone for broadcast contexts, specifically for outdoor shooting, as it destroys almost all the reverb's reflections, compared to Rode ntg-3 (clearly for outdoor shooting).
The only defect would seem the clamp microphone as having no suspension whatsoever, it is subject to filming any vibration, so it is advisable to use a shock mount

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- sound
- modular
- quality construction

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- clamp

Overall it's a mic by the excellent ratio Quality / price, very versatile, and allows you to experience a lot, I would advise buying.
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Good quality SDC's

19.12.2015
While many people who buy these will want them for drum overheads, I should be clear that I don't use these for that purpose. My specific experience is close mic's on drums, acoustic guitar and choir mics.

The Oktava's are a nice pair of SDC's with modular pad and capsules sections. The capsules are quite affordable and for a location recording engineer offers a versatile set of tools for little cash. The added bone of individual frequency response graphs for each capsule also means you're aware of what errors each mic might have. This suits me fine, the less work I have to do in the dark the better.

For drums I favour a ribbon blumlein up close with omni outriggers flanking the kit, so my Oktava's are on the kick drum (beater side) and the bottom of the snare (m201 on top). They handle the high SPL's extremely well and yield excellent transient response without being too harsh. I'd love 3 more for my tom mics!

Last week I used them in an ORTF configuration on a small choir. This tends to be the real test for mics, as much of the sound in an ORTF is off axis and can become very coloured by the off axis response of the mics. However the stereo image was great, it all sounded very natural and the noise floor was very low.

I know lots of people go on about modding them and quality control, but I think it's a load of yarn. They're great workhorse mics that will suit a live, location or studio engineer equally well.
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