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Highly affordable AKG large-diaphragm microphone technology; cardioid polar pattern for multiplicity of vocal and instrument applications. The earlier model C3000 has had a large fan club in the project studio and home recording worlds for years. For the new C3000 B, AKG designed a special 1-inch large-diaphragm transducer that closely approximates the vibration performance of top-class studio microphones, but can be made at much lower cost. Due to its surface area and special capsule tuning, the C3000 B large-diaphragm transducer produces an exceptionally pleasing, smooth sound. Unlike in the C3000, the switchable 10-dB preattenuation pad immediately follows the transducer in the signal path, thus increasing the C 3000 B's SPL capability by a true 10 dB. Loud sound sources are therefore no problem. An acoustically optimized cardioid polar pattern makes the C3000 B an excellent choice for both recording and live sound applications where high gain before feedback is paramount.


Best Mic up to $400

...take the SM7b and not look back. Edit - I forgot...I actually have another mic in that range. An AKG C3000b. But it basically just collects dust. Also, I would say that rather than look at Musicians Friend for what is selling good, I would look on ebay and see which mics...

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...if someone could help to identify some of the gear it would be kind. I think there are AKG C3000b on overheads, could the mixer be a soundcraft? There is a ProTools sessions with Digidesign 192 Converter, The rest of the Rack gear (preamps, compressers, effects?) I can’t tell. I’d really like to know...

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Weird noise in used AKG mic

Hey guys! I just bought my first ldc condenser, a used AKG c3000b (one of the older grey ones that are made in Austria, which are supposed to be a lot better than the current black c3000 that are made in China). I really like the sound but it has this weird crackling noise that's...

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