The C414 XLII reference multi pattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. The C414 XLII slight presence boost and impressive spatial reproduction are both similar to the legendary AKG C12 microphone from 1953. Includes 2 x C414 XLII 2 x Elastic spider suspensions 2 x Windscreen 1 x Stereo mounting bar Aluminum carrying case Measurement documents
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After downgrading most of my recording gear, I have been on the lookout for a simple "songwriting setup", including only one great LDC to suit my voice, my acoustic guitar, piano and cello.
Of course, especially finding a mic for vocals is a very subjective endeavour. But less so for instruments,...