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Akg C-214????

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by liberator32, May 29, 2008.

  1. liberator32

    liberator32 Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Has anyone seen or used one of these mics? As I understand it, they will be available shortly but surely someone has seen one at a show or something.

    How is the mic? Is there a drawback to it being a cardioid pattern, in regards to recording vocals and acoustic guitar?

    Thanks a lot!
  2. stevel

    stevel Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Don't know it. What's so attractive about it? Price?

    I love C 414s. On those you've got 4 selectable patterns (8, omni, cardioid, hyper cardioid).

    If the mic is as good as a 414, and just limited to one pattern, it should be good. Vocals and Guitar - and most stuff is recorded with Cardioids so you should be in good shape. You can do close up work, or XY stereo pairs (for spaced pairs, you usually want omnis though). Unless you're recording in a space whose ambience you also want to capture, you could get by without the omnis. Personally, I like having the options though. Of course it's 900 bucks of options. Maybe the 214 is more reasonable :)


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