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AKG 414 vs. Oktava MK012 for Drum Overheads? Studio Monitors
Old 16th September 2011
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AKG 414 vs. Oktava MK012 for Drum Overheads?

Any one try both? Opinions?

Old 16th September 2011
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Janesaid2me's Avatar
Never tried the 414...mk012 is good...but i like a rode nt5 better....just my me the top end on the rode sounds better on cymbals....but i felt the mk012 was fuller....if that makes any sense
Old 16th September 2011
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I liked my 12s until i got some 414s. Sound way cleaner to me. Better top. And clearer.
Old 16th September 2011
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Does anyone consider the 414's an improvement over the 012's?
Old 16th September 2011
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We have the Oktava MK012 and 4 versions of the 414 in our Clipalator, recorded on the same sources for context.
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depends on the drummer for me. the 414's are cleaner, the mc012's have a bit more hype on the lows and character on the highs.
Old 16th September 2011
The TL and B-ULS models have very low THD. You can hear that difference on cymbal crashes. Much less spit with AKG.
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