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  • doc benwaydoc benway

    Oktava MK-012Published on 01/18/13 at 07:18
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    Laminae small condenser microphone supplied with 3 heads for three interchangeable directional (omni, cardio, cardio super-), a-10db pad.
    A pretty wooden box, clamp well thought, it is very pro and we love that!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought a pair a month ago, I compared directly to my pair of KM184. I immediately recognized the neumann, a tab qd even more fun, this slight compression and harmonics I do not know .. In any case have held up well oktava comparison, they are very clean, very good frequency response and transient. For the price, it really is correct.
    Only bemol: omni capsule seemed very sharp, not jolijoli. I reessaierai.
    And I discovered the site oktavamod the usa…
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    Laminae small condenser microphone supplied with 3 heads for three interchangeable directional (omni, cardio, cardio super-), a-10db pad.
    A pretty wooden box, clamp well thought, it is very pro and we love that!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought a pair a month ago, I compared directly to my pair of KM184. I immediately recognized the neumann, a tab qd even more fun, this slight compression and harmonics I do not know .. In any case have held up well oktava comparison, they are very clean, very good frequency response and transient. For the price, it really is correct.
    Only bemol: omni capsule seemed very sharp, not jolijoli. I reessaierai.
    And I discovered the site oktavamod the usa that sells heads "comparable" U67 has the pair for $ 600 ...
    When Russia meets the states!
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  • Menestrel de malheurMenestrel de malheur

    The heavy.

    Oktava MK-012Published on 05/04/12 at 20:53
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    Same lower

    OVERALL OPINION

    This micro amazed me when I got it hands the first time in 2003.
    I did everything with this little gem, recorded ambiances, cymbal overheads Battery, Charleston, pianos (couple), saxophone, percussion atmosphere ... I recorded répets dees and has even been to take his bottom of the toilet.
    For me his favorite is overheads, the Charleston and the sound ambiance.Une beautiful definition and a nice grain.
    I agree with most previous opinions.
    on the other hand I'm pretty bummed about not having that one at home, the results are more interesting couple.
    That is, for me, a good quality mic through.
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    Same lower

    OVERALL OPINION

    This micro amazed me when I got it hands the first time in 2003.
    I did everything with this little gem, recorded ambiances, cymbal overheads Battery, Charleston, pianos (couple), saxophone, percussion atmosphere ... I recorded répets dees and has even been to take his bottom of the toilet.
    For me his favorite is overheads, the Charleston and the sound ambiance.Une beautiful definition and a nice grain.
    I agree with most previous opinions.
    on the other hand I'm pretty bummed about not having that one at home, the results are more interesting couple.
    That is, for me, a good quality mic through.
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  • jacko_shijacko_shi

    Oktava MK-012Published on 02/29/12 at 17:37
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See manufacturer website

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long you use it?
    7 years of use, sound and scene model

    Did you tried many other models before buying it?
    few dozen static :) I also possesses some (akg c1000 and C391)
    test on a trumpet in front of a mkh50 (which costs at least five times the price) he got away with the honors, despite still nursing his (big) bump in the upper midrange.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    I like the discretion of the microphone, and sound amazing ...
    felted (I do not like the aggressive treble) but full of warmth.
    I have 3 including a pair, I use them often live as OH and the hihat, and with a good investment, nobody com…
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    See manufacturer website

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long you use it?
    7 years of use, sound and scene model

    Did you tried many other models before buying it?
    few dozen static :) I also possesses some (akg c1000 and C391)
    test on a trumpet in front of a mkh50 (which costs at least five times the price) he got away with the honors, despite still nursing his (big) bump in the upper midrange.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    I like the discretion of the microphone, and sound amazing ...
    felted (I do not like the aggressive treble) but full of warmth.
    I have 3 including a pair, I use them often live as OH and the hihat, and with a good investment, nobody complains.

    I do not like having to play for varying mechanical characteristics.

    How would you rate the quality / price?
    These microphones were great for the price a few years ago, I think they are now a little more expensive, I hope the quality remains.

    With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    without problems, these pickups are super endearing
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  • Anonymous

    Oktava MK-012Published on 04/30/04 at 15:09
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Pair of microphones with cardioid capsule used with a pre amp and phantom power (in my case) on your magnto.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for 1 month in overhead on a battery Jazz. I had a couple before that audiotechnica ATM33a j'tais satisfied. I use a trip to buy a New York couple Oktava I pay $ 270 a pair. I had indeed read the reviews trs trs logieuses Audiofanzine site. I confirm that the overhead mics in a battery are spotless and restore trs Fidler cymbals as well as the snare or hi-hat, without a sound dpend hypertrophy of the other (often the problem of overhead microphones that are often easier cymbals but "touffent" the rest). You just need a little work, but your exact…
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    Pair of microphones with cardioid capsule used with a pre amp and phantom power (in my case) on your magnto.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for 1 month in overhead on a battery Jazz. I had a couple before that audiotechnica ATM33a j'tais satisfied. I use a trip to buy a New York couple Oktava I pay $ 270 a pair. I had indeed read the reviews trs trs logieuses Audiofanzine site. I confirm that the overhead mics in a battery are spotless and restore trs Fidler cymbals as well as the snare or hi-hat, without a sound dpend hypertrophy of the other (often the problem of overhead microphones that are often easier cymbals but "touffent" the rest). You just need a little work, but your exact investment is excellent when uncompressed or to any legalization. These pickups seem so suprieurs (a little) to audiotechnica ATM33a which are also of excellent microphones (300 pair). It is clear that nanmoins audiotechnica reprsentent also a recommendable choice trs. The Oktava is however a bit more neutral and restore one's less flattering but more balanced and therefore closer to its rel (even when it's the goal right?)
    I do not know what the Oktava overlook other instrument because I have not tried and I dj what it takes ... (Especially a ElectroVoice RE20 for the sax, the great SIDS).
    The ratio price quality I think is excellent.
    I do not regret my purchase and I recommend it for those who want to record a jazz drummer without breaking the bank: 2 Oktava in overhead kick and a microphone (Sennheiser e 602 for me) and "a fact" without breaking the 6 or 7 head with microphones as I did before for a rsultat draft.
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  • Studio C&PStudio C&P

    Oktava MK-012Published on 06/25/04 at 14:34
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    Static small Russian-operated power supply .. fantme.
    Nothing really to see the thundering CHARACTERISTICS ..... ..... purements techniques
    It is in the report that the miracle s'opre!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Pr me it's a REFERENCE in qualitprix report.
    In my opinion ... it's hard to find trs as well ... and cheaper.
    These microphones are excellent pr making battery overhead!
    I ordered two pr resume charley and ride!
    I can only recommend this REFERENCE!!
    Many studios .. should address these pickups really excellent!
  • FurtFurt

    Oktava MK-012Published on 11/11/04 at 09:16
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    Russian small static a bit surprising for its mccano ct: the acoustic attnuateur 10db is a small pice that is screwed between the capsule and the body of the microphone, comes with papers bte are printed in Russian on one paper that seems to date from 1925.
    Curves frequency drives are signs, what should follow all manufacturers that supply curves can or strotypes.
    SPL 140dB: INTERESTED for drummers.
    As against the pair are not fully stro Apaire (sensitivity curves and slightly differ), which can cause problem when taking stto.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It really is an excellent micro restoring a warm, perfectly homogne and dnu any agressivit.
    I possde last few weeks a pair of sro M…
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    Russian small static a bit surprising for its mccano ct: the acoustic attnuateur 10db is a small pice that is screwed between the capsule and the body of the microphone, comes with papers bte are printed in Russian on one paper that seems to date from 1925.
    Curves frequency drives are signs, what should follow all manufacturers that supply curves can or strotypes.
    SPL 140dB: INTERESTED for drummers.
    As against the pair are not fully stro Apaire (sensitivity curves and slightly differ), which can cause problem when taking stto.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It really is an excellent micro restoring a warm, perfectly homogne and dnu any agressivit.
    I possde last few weeks a pair of sro MK012-01 (cardioid capsule only) and have not had time to test it in any desired configuration.
    However, these qualities appear IMMEDIATE.
    Compared to the Neumann KM184, I find the MK 012 and less flattering on most musical instruments motamment wind (clarinet friends, if you can not afford to pay you a pair of DPA, it is the micro you absolutely must) and choirs. It is compelling to trs a harpsichord, but I think he lacks a bit of gloss for the piano. For the strings against the KM184 seems more appropriate.
    We must be vigilant trs placement because it is less forgiving of the mistakes that Neumann or AKG.
    The other microphones Asian or Australian, they are far derrire despite surprising quality (check out the MXL 603 TB for example).
    The ratio quality / price is extraordinary: 18/10 (I know this is not possible but still at least amrita a.)
    I will buy more pairs.
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  • Anonymous

    Oktava MK-012Published on 08/26/05 at 15:29
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    See more advice.
    dconcertante of simplicity, we do not know how this thing can sound so good.
    attention to the diffrent dvissant and parties.
    the threads are thin. a nag should easily reach the fair!
    having said that, in practice it is almost never the attnuateur.
    able to come down low, it can be fun, sexy, fleshy, charming voice for family, if impractical to put a windscreen pop performance (and Christian), otherwise it's storm, thunder and explosions!
    so it is not intended for voice leads, it's easier as a!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a year (I have two, so-called paired).
    they have the same sound but one of them a DBiT db less!
    pramp to be compensated.
    it's not …
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    dconcertante of simplicity, we do not know how this thing can sound so good.
    attention to the diffrent dvissant and parties.
    the threads are thin. a nag should easily reach the fair!
    having said that, in practice it is almost never the attnuateur.
    able to come down low, it can be fun, sexy, fleshy, charming voice for family, if impractical to put a windscreen pop performance (and Christian), otherwise it's storm, thunder and explosions!
    so it is not intended for voice leads, it's easier as a!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a year (I have two, so-called paired).
    they have the same sound but one of them a DBiT db less!
    pramp to be compensated.
    it's not a pairing of madness, then, but no agreement.
    and I love the sound.
    much less "bitch" in the acute than other bcp, it rings true.
    he seems to have a natural compression against trslgre a neumann or NT2.
    so it not to compress ncessaire in gnral.
    the catch is good right now.
    and warm, silky, true ... Class ...
    must have a pair (real, Russians, not Chinese at Thomann!) is a quality price ratio currently dangerous.
    once c'tait 4 times more expensive! ...
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  • cioncion

    Oktava MK-012Published on 03/25/06 at 08:29
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Condenser microphone said "cigar"
    Cardiovascular Capsule
    Some models are interchangeable capsule

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years and I have a couple of things with bcp (over-head drums, ambient symphony)
    I admit that for this price range that little microphone is really nice ... there is little prs what is asked.
    By THE GRAND against HOWEVER, I read some comments but little optimistic goals trs me ... Do not go comparing this type of a micro or a KM140/184 C451: CA N ' still has nothing to do (believe that some guys on this forum in bossent Oktava ok ... this is partly the same as bote Neumann but they are neither the same nor the components m my finishing and manufa…
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    Condenser microphone said "cigar"
    Cardiovascular Capsule
    Some models are interchangeable capsule

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years and I have a couple of things with bcp (over-head drums, ambient symphony)
    I admit that for this price range that little microphone is really nice ... there is little prs what is asked.
    By THE GRAND against HOWEVER, I read some comments but little optimistic goals trs me ... Do not go comparing this type of a micro or a KM140/184 C451: CA N ' still has nothing to do (believe that some guys on this forum in bossent Oktava ok ... this is partly the same as bote Neumann but they are neither the same nor the components m my finishing and manufacturing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    J'arrte the good and know all the same as for the price, I love this microphone ... I also bought 4.
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  • U-FLYstudioU-FLYstudio

    Oktava MK-012Published on 05/26/06 at 03:56
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    Letopis !!!!!!!!!!!

    Russia sold with little static 3 capsules (cardio, hypercardio and omni)
    MK 012-01 version or just cardio, it is recognizable by its capsule form vase, it had its inception, however the exact form of a KM84 but After a few problem with the brand Neumann, Oktava Submitted adopt the form, without changing the sonic aspect of the microphone.
    sold with a small body of attnuation-10dB
    - Clamp effective
    - You can also customize the heads large diaphragm RTT LOMO M1 and M3 containing the sound design of the capsule of the Neumann U87 cardio mode (that is not quite true, especially not trs available in France, but sometimes at home or rockshop Soundroom United States …
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    Letopis !!!!!!!!!!!

    Russia sold with little static 3 capsules (cardio, hypercardio and omni)
    MK 012-01 version or just cardio, it is recognizable by its capsule form vase, it had its inception, however the exact form of a KM84 but After a few problem with the brand Neumann, Oktava Submitted adopt the form, without changing the sonic aspect of the microphone.
    sold with a small body of attnuation-10dB
    - Clamp effective
    - You can also customize the heads large diaphragm RTT LOMO M1 and M3 containing the sound design of the capsule of the Neumann U87 cardio mode (that is not quite true, especially not trs available in France, but sometimes at home or rockshop Soundroom United States for example, try before you buy because trs type)
    - A model with windshield mtal for singing live there under the dnomination MC 011 (not available in France)

    - Users known: dernire turns Norah Jones, U2, Sting, Radiohead, Tears for Fears, Sheryl Crow, Edwyn Collins, Rick Wakeman, Mike Oldfield, Roger Taylor, Mick Taylor, Bryan Ferry, The Mission, Pearl Jam, Neil Diamond, Iron Maiden, and ME !!!!!!!!!

    This SERIES is now toffe many variations:

    - MK 011 version hands and say,
    - MK 012 version gets the Neumann KM84
    - MK 012 MKII (current 03/05)
    - MK 101 type song studio version
    - MK 102 version pretty close to 101 instrument studio
    - M1 LOMO head Vintage Sound Aesthetics
    - M3 LOMO head Vintage Sound Aesthetics

    considering the price, they are all terrible quality and find many applications in addition to those cited as examples

    OVERALL OPINION

    Model which is placed in the mid-90 trs on the market closed the era of Neumann KM 140 & 184, Bruel & Kjaer 4012 and Schoeps MK 4G, etc ...
    is a microphone that does not have the quality of its confrres tration, signal to noise ratio
    infrieur (18 dBA self-noise), less allowable pressure (130 dB max), medium finish
    on the other hand in terms of timbre in mono and more cardio Matched Pair (coincident ORTF or XY), it was a rvllation the era. I bought my first pair in 1994 and had rarely heard such warmth, softness, music. It is certainly not as effective and flattering that a couple of KM modern, but often much prettier.
    - I do not like the sound of the capsule hypercardio, I prfre by Neumann KM150 against one, but it is not the same price!
    - Russia is the omni
    - And the cardio is fabulous, beautiful, rare, warm and memorable
    * So do the test if you have the opportunity of a harp,
    Take a couple of Schoeps MK 4G, Neumann KM 184 and a pair of Oktava MC 012 working just your investments and compare!
    what's diffrence!
    and even battery on your exact ORTF jazz is surprising given the price (used by Norah Jones live among others ....)
    In short if you plan to buy some microphones, so please be two MK 012, they will not do everything, but they will often better than others. and then with the money you You Save, buy you a double pre amp to go with your API for example couple !!!!!!
    These are microphones trs endearing regarding their color!

    Small dfaults!
    - It is important to grate against the correct placement, as the MK 012 is rich in grave and the effect of proximity may be too intrusive.
    - The dynamic return is less than an old prcise KM84 for example, or the stars of the genre DPA 4012!

    I'm currently 20, if not of love!

    * Another trick I also advises trs good ball windscreens and Schoeps W5 W5D that transform your MK 012 in studio vocal microphone acting as an effective anti pop arch and neutral.

    96 tracks of symphonic patch which I use the MK 012 live (gauge 35 000 spectators per concert):

    - Over strings: 4 x Neumann U87 and TLM 193
    - 12 First Violins: 12 x Audiotechnica PRO 35X
    - 10 Seconds Violins: 10 x Audiotechnica PRO 35X
    - 8 Altos: 8 x Audiotechnica PRO 35X
    - 8 Cellos: 8 x 35 Audiotechnica ATM
    - 4 Bass: 4 x 35 Audiotechnica ATM

    - 2 Flutes: 2 x Oktava MK 012 with studding Schoeps W5D
    - 2 Clarinnettes: 2 x Oktava MK 012 with studding Schoeps W5D
    - 2 Oboe 2 x Oktava MK 012 with studding Schoeps W5D
    - 2 Bassoons: 2 x Oktava MK 012 with studding Schoeps W5D

    - Brass: 14 x 468 Electrovoice

    - Timpani 2 x AKG C 414 ULS
    - Piano: 2 x AKG C 414 B-ULS / SE

    - Percussion: 8 x Oktava MK 012 with studding Schoeps B5 and 2 x M3 LOMO
    (Xylo, vibration, snare drum, triangle, cymables, glockenspiel ....)

    - Soloists: Neumann KM 150 or AKG C414 B-XLII

    Arnaud Houpert
    The technician
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  • leruisseauleruisseau

    Oktava MK-012Published on 03/22/08 at 11:48
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    I use this often with the microphone capsule to resume cardio acoustic instruments and guitar amps. I must say that it is mostly taken for Stereo. These pickups are rich in severe acute lack of my taste! I have their AIM sufficient precision and warmth. The sound is good trs. But often shall secure another room omni microphone that enhances the high end. restores a look at her and shine. For example, to use a guitar amp with a full and warm, I put a couple of octave XY 90 before the speaker, one pointing toward the center of HP and the other to the edge of the membrane. I then place a rear about 1m Sennheiser E835 (cardio) directed towards the center of HP. I add to the mix just a reverb on…
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    I use this often with the microphone capsule to resume cardio acoustic instruments and guitar amps. I must say that it is mostly taken for Stereo. These pickups are rich in severe acute lack of my taste! I have their AIM sufficient precision and warmth. The sound is good trs. But often shall secure another room omni microphone that enhances the high end. restores a look at her and shine. For example, to use a guitar amp with a full and warm, I put a couple of octave XY 90 before the speaker, one pointing toward the center of HP and the other to the edge of the membrane. I then place a rear about 1m Sennheiser E835 (cardio) directed towards the center of HP. I add to the mix just a reverb on the E835 and I find your exact excellent (personal opinion of course). There's so heat and severe Oktava, E835 and transcribed many of the top spectrum and gives the air.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been 2 months and j'apprcie sound. It Integrates well into the mix and they are versatile trs. I just regret the lack of acute my taste. The ratio quality price is excellent and I like the design with screw caps and the body. If I am lucky to find others of occas j'achte!
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