gunico 11/29/2010

Oktava MK-012 : gunico's user review

«  Versatile, very good value for money »
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Value For Money : Excellent
It's a microphone that I use for shooting his battery: Hi-Hat, snare, toms, overheads. I'm also making his kick drum with it, but it is recommended that the microphone is not made for that and the pressure on it may damage it.
I also use it to catch surround sound indoors or outdoors.
A sound engineer of my acquaintance also uses the microphone to the sound of the saxophone.

For technology, I copied what I found on the internet on the page lemicrophone.fr:

"MK-012 condenser microphone is a compact, high quality, with interchangeable capsules which offer a choice of cardioid, hypercardioid or omni-directional."

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over 2 years. I discovered when taking its battery, it was used on the Hi-Hat and rendering was impressive in terms of the price: I bought 2 Oktava MK-012 paired for 540 €.

I have not much experience of the sound, but in this price range, I did not find any equivalent. Previously, I used Shure mics, drum mics, 1st prize.

What I love about these pickups: versatility, great value for money. They do not provide a record of very high quality but render a warmth and grainy. We may not like.

I do it again this election without blinking, I do not think they have lost as 2 years.