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Drum overheads SDC alternative to Oktava 012 Condenser Microphones
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Originally Posted by goodwolf View Post
The Oktava and the AudioTechnica were both cardioid. The Oktava is unmodded but did come from The Sound Room and I think they did a little extra quality control.

I agree Monkeyxx on the realism of the B&K, they’re a different class of microphone to my ears and they cost 30x more than I paid for my pair of ATM450s or MC012. Using them as a main pair on an orchestra is truly a thing of beauty. Even compared to the B&K 4006 the 4004 just has something special about its realism, probably due to its 130v phantom power supply. Through really clean mic preamps the detail is almost scary.
I agree the B&K sounds really good, but it couldnt be compared to the others because of cardiod/omni...
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