AKG P420 Microphone
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The AKG P420 Microphone is a multi-pattern large diaphragm true condenser microphone for demanding project studio recording applications. Offering high sensitivity and 155dB maximum SPL, the P420 delivers a warm, transparent sound quality perfectly suited for ensemble recording, grand piano, woodwind and brass instruments, as well as drums and percussion. With three selectable polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional or figure 8) it is an ideal tool for stereo miking techniques and ambient recording.
AKG P420 Microphone Features
- One-inch dual-diaphragm microphone with three selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting
- Low noise electronics and transformerless output for high dynamic range
- Switchable attenuation pad for high SPL applications up to 155 dB SPL
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The title says it all. This is a really good sounding mic for vocals and stringed instruments among other things. No hyped high end. Very smooth across the frequency spectrum. Great way to get a great sounding multi pattern mic for very little dough. Recently used it for the lead vocals on a bluegrass album. Tried several mics and settled on the AKG P420 for all the lead vocals.
I bought this mic to create a pair of overhead drum mics with the AKG P220. It is essentially the same mic as the P220 with the addition of having multiple cardioid pattens. Rather than having 2 of the exact mic, i have one that can either match the P220 or be set to figure-8 or omni directional patterns. The mic sounds fantastic and the price is a real deal.