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SONTRONICS SATURN multi-pattern condenser mic
The Sontronics SATURN is a hugely versatile, incredible sounding condenser microphone with five polar patterns. Since its launch in 2010, SATURN has become an indispensable all-rounder for any studio.

Developed with the help of top producers and musicians, including the legendary Flood and Alan Moulder, Sontronics SATURN has been designed to give perfectly detailed, refined results, no matter what source you put it in front of.

• five-pattern condenser microphone
• road-tested by producers Flood and Alan Moulder
• 3-stage pad and filter controls
• unusually warm valve-like sound
• detailed, natural results that sit perfectly in the mix
• unique Sontronics shockmount

• vocals (sung and spoken)
• backing & group vocals
• acoustic guitar & guitar amps
• solo strings, woodwind & brass
• instrument ensembles & full band
• percussion, solo drums & drumkit
• overhead & room miking
• foley & sound effects
• stage & video production

Polar patterns: Omnidirectional, subcardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-of-eight
Filter: Linear, 75Hz, 125Hz
Pad: 0, -10dB, -20dB
Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa -32dB ±1dB
(0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 14dB (A-weighted)
Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 130dB
Power: Phantom power 48V required
Connector: 3-pin XLR
Weight: 673g (1176g with shockmount)
Dimensions: 164 x 50 x 32mm
Comes with: shockmount, flightcase


The missing piece of the audio chain...

Hi Voyageur, I'm not sure about the other interfaces you are looking at, but iD22 allows you to fully bypass its preamps if you want to by plugging gear into the RET jacks on the back of the unit. This takes signal directly into the ADC and so you aren't altering the sound of your ISA...

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Need a new all round high end vocal mic

...make vocal house / pop music. I was thinking a Neumann u87ai, u47 or m147 or m149. I also used a Sontronics Saturn and Aria once recently and got great results but thinking Neumann is the way forward. I have been using a Rode NT1A with my UAD Apollo Quad for a few years and the results...

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Best microphione to match my voice? voice, because I know they are all a little different: Sennheiser MKH416, Audio-Technica AT4047, AKG C414 XLS, Sontronics Saturn, Shure KSM44, MJE Hulk 990, Sure KSM 313 (rear side). Probably the Neuman TLM 103 is too expensive. Advice much appreciated. Warwick

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