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Oktava MK012 Omnidirectional Cap 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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