It is a tube condenser microphone very hot and bright at times. It captures very well grainy voice, I love it alot
I use it for 2 years already
What I like most is its grain.
I tried other models but not before, but after: a green mic and a gold at 100 euros which I forgot its name, so I sold quickly it, and a C414. The sound was so close (and even less "rock" on vocals) that I sold the C414.
Optimum value for money
I would repeat without hesitation this mic choice, I cannot do without it, it really suits my voice.
If you want to get an idea of what it gives me regarding the vocals, I suggest you listen to my demos:
www.myspace.com / stephmorelli