Oktava MK 012 Omni Capsule Pair

Microphone Capsule Set

  • 2 Microphone capsules (matched pair ) for the Oktava 012 microphone series
  • Polar pattern : Cardioid
  • Colour: Silver
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  • Bossa Omni
  • Strumming Omni
  • Cymbals Omni Dry
  • Woodblock Omni Dry
  • Woodblock Omni Wet

Further Information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair Yes
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic ball
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Open and natural
Jack G., 12.09.2013
I bought these omnidirectional capsules to try to get a more open sound from my Oktavas, and I was pleased with the results overall.

I do a lot of location work, using a stereo pair as the main pick up. In a church, these omnis were great for picking up the direct sound of the guitarist, while also picking up the ambience of the church. The sound I got was very open and natural. The bottom end of the guitar came through very big and thick, which was lovely for the classical piece we were recording. As a spaced pair, the sound was very enveloping, which is exactly what I was looking for in an omni capsule pair.

I've also used them for steel string guitar and mandolin, where they turn in great recordings as well. Bright, but full.

I have found these microphones noisy on occasion for quiet sources, but this could also be to do with the preamps I'm using (TC electronic Konnekt pres and SPL Goldmike), which are not the quietest preamps available.

It is said that these mics compare favorably to Neumann KM184s. I have not had a chance to compare them, but I'm very happy with the sound.
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Aus Sicht eines Klavieristen...
Florian202, 18.03.2011
Ich habe mir vor einem Jahr die Kugelkapseln nachträglich zu meinem MK 012 Nieren-Stereo-Set gekauft um in akustisch guten Räumen auch mal Kugeln einsetzen zu können. Benutze das ganze am einem Marantz PMD 661, kürzlich hatte ich auch Gelegenheit mal am berühmten Apogee Duett vergleichen zu können.

Insgesamt handelt es sich um zwei für den Preis sehr gute Kugeln mit satter (deutlich besser als bei den Nieren-Kapseln) Tiefenwiedergabe und relativ linearem Frequenzgang. Die Klarheit der Höhen fehlt mir etwas, kann aber auch an der Richtcharakteristik an sich liegen.

Was mich zu (nur) 4 Sternen im Sound bewegt hat, ist das Eigenrauschen (bei Marantz und Apogee ungefähr gleich). Mit meinen Canton LE Boxen ist es kaum wahrnehmbar, auf der Abhöre (HSM80) und dem Kopfhörer (Shure SRH 440) aber schon. Es kommt allerdings auf die Art der Aufnahme an; bei Flügelabnahme ist kaum Eigenrauschen wahrnehmbar, bei AB und offenem Deckel nur leicht über Kopfhörer, bei Raummikrofonieren in ca 3+ Meter Abstand im Kopfhörer ja, auf den HiFi-Boxen leicht.
Zum Schluss aber wieder Positives: die Oktava-Kugeln bilden den Flügel (und auch Chöre) sehr gut ab, Tiefenwiedergabe und, trotz der kleinen Membran, Wärme des Klangs überzeugen einfach.
Besonders gut gefallen mir die Mikros bei Romantischer Klaviermusik, für Barock und Moderne würde ich vllt zu etwas "nüchternen" Mikros greifen. Kammermusik und Chor geht auch ziemlich gut.

Wer also vor einer Kaufentscheidung unter 500 Euro steht, dem kann ich die Mikros für klassische Aufnahmen von Chor und Flügel nur empfehlen. Auf jeden Fall sollte man generell Kugel-Kapseln mal ausprobieren. Für mich sind die Nieren in besagten Bereichen mittlerweile kaum noch eine Alternative.

Also zwei gute Kugelkapseln für 150 Euro, mit denen man (gewisse Grundkenntnisse vorausgesetzt) gute bis sehr gute klassische Klavieraufnahmen hinbekommt, von mir klare Kaufempfehlung =)
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Excelente para captar salas
Andreisidro, 28.12.2018
Cápsulas excelentes para ser usadas nos oktava mk 012 como micros de sala para captar bateria.

Comprei estas cápsulas para ter uma opção omni no meu arsenal de microfones e estou bastante satisfeito com o resultado. A sua utilização tem sido maioritariamente como microfones de sala, no chão, a 4m de distância do bombo, para ter um bombo maior e um slapback à Steve Albini (se não estou em erro, ele também usa microfones destes de vez em quando). Nessa posição o som é punchy com graves mais que suficientes para o que for preciso, mas ainda com bastante detalhe nos agudos. Quaisquer problemas que possam ser revelados terão mais a ver com o som da sala e da própria bateria que quaisquer características menos boas do microfone. Os microfones, tal como seria de esperar nesta gama de preços, têm um pequeno boost nos 2-5kHz, mas está cápsula atenua ligeiramente esses efeitos, devido à sua polaridade. A sua utilização maioritariamente como microfone de sala também faz com que esse boost não seja assim tão relevante, mas para certas situações, usar essa cápsula para captar overheads também poderá funcionar (sendo que ainda não o fiz).

Para o que preciso delas, foi a melhor escolha possível.
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Oktava eben
Simon082, 29.12.2016
Bin wirklich sehr zufrieden mit den Oktavas.

Diese Kapseln benutze ich für Drum-Room und Klavier.
Schöner Runder und Warmer Sound.

Fazit: was will man mehr??

Manche stört das Kugeltypische höhere Rauschen...
Mit ordentlichen Preamps meiner Meinung nach kein Problem. Bei Drums schon gar nicht...

- Ich bin mehr als zufrieden damit
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