AKG C3000 by luke241291
I've had this mic for a few years now and am very happy with it. Compared to other similar priced LDCs I found it to stand out.
I've used this mic pretty often for female vocals (mainly rough but sometimes ended up using as final on a track), for acoustic and electric guitars, distant mic for trumpet and for viola and cello. I've found it to be a great low budget mic for these applications.
I did try it a pair of them as overheads once as an experiment but was pretty unimpressed. I also don't like using it for male vocals, not really sure why but the top end just sounds plain wrong, whereas it seems to complement female vox better.
IMO a worthwhile investment for a budget all round LDC if you havent got money to splash on lots of mics.
I also wish it connected (name wise) to the C1000, which I find horrible sounding and useless, and a lot of people I know seem to tar it with the same brush, when they sound worlds apart in quality, at least to me.