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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
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MrBeignets's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
Micro MK-012A-01, type electrostatic cardioid. I use it mainly for recording sound effects and sound recording.


I use the microwave for 5 years and a half now, still thoroughly! Despite a problem lacquer on the silver version that has a tendency to stain fcheuse time.

To listen to the tests:, t have any recordings made with a pair of this model.
Menestrel de malheur03/06/2009

Menestrel de malheur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Oktava MK-012-01
MK 01 012


I use it for the past 5 years has little prs.
I like everything, it's good cro-mi slamming his race.
Report quality price: trs good

I record everything with a little one, except the vocals, the bass drums and bass.
It is excellent for the hi-hat, cymbals, piano, guitar Scheer mlodica, kazoo, flute, ukulele, and many others.

Rsultat trs convincing as it is, and even more impressive when used in a relationship with a card has little prs 20 cm (corresponding to the cart between the ears of a human) for example we just apply this technique to a recording of grand piano and it's really beautiful as rsultat.
Good mic which is not spare even unto death.

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

Oktava MK-012-01
Micro static transistor cardio.
Making a little lgre at the quality of metal.
It took me rpar a weld on one of the two pairs I bought, but Oktava sent me replacement screws without any problem, and rev quickly. Excellent customer service for me.


I am with two major recording. Jazz trombone duet guitar dcentr to 1 / 3 HP and 30 cm for the guitar amp. His prcis trs, trs neutral, and a lot of momentum. On returning home, the sound is intact on my Cabasses (Doris).
Deuxime recording, a set of baroque music with a Thorbes, a harpsichord, two violins, a positive (small organ), a core of five singers, including a solo (great voice), in a church. A pair in ORTF on the heart, another on instruments. J'tais trs anguish when the return (of various costs) of the motion noise that I felt. It Exceeds my hope. Its just trs, trs and neutral, with a return of a trs transparency. A rgal.
I use an RME Fireface 800 from home to the sound (trs pramplis rights too), with an Asus.
The price quality ratio is unbeatable for me. I think I buy one or two pair of MK012, when I had the finances.

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!

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).

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.

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!