Oktava MK-012-01

Oktava MK-012-01

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MK-012-01, Small diaphragm condenser microphone from Oktava.

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Oktava MK-012-01 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Oktava
  • Model: MK-012-01
  • Category: Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 05/24/2006

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Oktava MK-012-01 user reviews

Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
 6 reviews86 %
 1 user review14 %

philg's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
I utitlise to record an acoustic guitar.


I use it for a month. It assumes a great musicality of this mic. It is truly amazing. It does not sound special connotation. It reproduces very accurately the nature of sound. The spectrum is guaranteed. It is very soft, warm and comfortable Extreme. Really excellent.
I spell audiotechnica 4041 which is very good but does not release so much musicality. I also have a B2pro which is great but the MK012 is truly exceptional. No regrets and no downside!

Vévé's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
I possde version with a cardio-10dB pad that screws on the body (like the head). I use it mainly on the hi-hat. I compared it with a Neumann KM130 omni on acoustic guitar. It is brighter and captures less severe. Please note I did not say it better than the silent Neumann mix but I think that it would be easier to place.


I use it for a year and I really have no regrets. Its brilliance is the best thing for me. The report qualitprix is ​​exellent. I also think to buy a small head and an omni ERRF.

le_kornichon's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
I cardioid version the MK012-01, there is also a version three capsules (omni, cardio, cardio hyper-) called MK012 at all.

The finish is not fantastic (XLR and screws not honing straight-10dB is ...), the screws between the body and the capsule ... The plastic box is not great, especially having to disassemble the capsule for storage. For a little more on the site of Oktava, we have the wooden box ...
Beware of the MC-012: Although it is very similar to MK and is also marked "Oktava", it has nothing to do! It is an infringement Chinese trs infrieure trsrpandue and unfortunately ...


I have a pair, I did test on the internal interfaces pramplis audionumriques (Edirol FA-101, Digidesign and Mbox2 Digi002).
All I can say for now is that they are hot and prcis trs. Dfine is the sound but never aggressive. I have compared to the Samson C02, which are markedly lower. I have also compared the dynamics and large caps, but I would not believe the above: compare like with like.

I recorded the acoustic guitar (excellent), cello (not bad), the flte (merveilleux!), piano (bof), clarinet (well).
I have also utiliss overhead in several batteries, and recovery amp (atmosphere) where they do a great job.

The quality-price ratio is fabulous! I Rasht a good pair, but this time I would take the version "Matched Pair 6 capsules wooden box" with suspensions, the online store Oktava.
It is now over a year and a half that I use these mics, and I did a lot with. I could compare them in studio and live recording with more expensive microphones (Neumann, AKG, Schoeps) and microphones in the same price range (Samson, Rode). I confirm that they are excelente, really, but they do not know everything and they have an unfortunate tendency to capture well the bad acoustics.

In fact, they just CHARACTERISTICS cardioid directivity their particulire, since attnuation 180 is in 30dB mdiums only 10dB in the treble and bass. Thus the off-axis sources are less strong but stamps. I understood that the very first time that I have used for registration of the orchestra is fabulous! I never thought it possible to get a silent as rsultat with microphones and less than 150 euros a MBox2!

I start thinking in srieusement buy a couple, and perhaps it will be the new version 4 capsules (omni, cardio, hypercardio, and the large capsule MK102).

Booba_FR's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
I use this mic for recording all types faiire, gongs, dulcimer, guitar (made by a voice) has a pretty impressive sensitivity (heartbeat easily visible!), Always pay attention to the Chinese counterfeiting.
Finish money at the time and has tarnished spots appeared (looking solution to clean them ^ ^) but do not affect the sound.


I use now for over a year and a half
What I like most: the look homemade, with the response curves made by hand (at the time), while the manual in Russian only ^ ^, the sound quality
What I like at all: the appearance of these spots
This is my very first microwave and now I bought a mk319, once fell in we want to try them all!

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