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Any usefull comments on the AKG C430?
Old 26th July 2005
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🎧 15 years
Any usefull comments on the AKG C430?


These are going pretty cheap new. Anyone use them for anything? I searched the forums, but all I got was one user saying they're good on hats and ride but bad for OH, didn't say why though. Thanks!
Old 26th July 2005
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There not bad but depend on what capsules you can get for it. If you can get one with a few capsules it would be usefull for all kinds of things.

It like a big 451.

There used a lot in film/tv production for location recording.

I use it mostly as a shotgun mike to hear what people walking down the road from my house are saying.
Old 26th July 2005 | Show parent
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Aren't the 430's the little, black, cheapie mics? I think I have a pair. If that's the one's you're talking about, they're very thin sounding. Only work for hats or maybe OH if all you're looking for is cymbals. You must use close mics and room mics if you do this though.
I really haven't found a use for my pair.
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