Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone
The Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone is is a compact, high quality, small diaphragm microphone featuring a Cardioid capsule. The Oktava MK-012-01 offers a flat response which ensures that all sounds are captured with a high degree of accuracy.
The Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone is suitable for any recording application where an accurate sound is required. The small size of the system makes it ideal for use in broadcast, sound for picture, installation, sound reinforcement and theater situations... and of course the recording studio.
The Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone includes a -10 dB pad for use in high SPL environments. The capsule, which screws onto the microphone body, utilizes a precision, integral connection system to ensure reliable electrical contact.
Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone Features
- Genuine Russian Made
- Black and Silver Color Options
Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone Features Include
- Oktava MK-012 Preamp Body
- Cardioid Capsule
- -10db Pad
- Mic Clip
- Wooden storage case
Oktava MK-012-01 Cardioid Microphone Features Specifications
- Mic type: Small diaphragm condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Freq. Response: 20-20000Hz
- Phantom voltage required: 48 +\- 2V
- Full impedance, module: less than 300 ohms
- Weighted SPL (ref. DIN 45412): 18 dBA
- Maximum SPL in 250-8000Hz range, (less than 0.5% THD): 130 db
- Free field sensitivity at 1KHz: 10 mV/Pa
- Free field sensitivity roll off from 40Hz to 20KHz should not exceed: +\- 3 db
- Weight: 70 gr
- Length: 128mm
- Max diameter/width: 23mm
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I have been using these for many years as drum overheads and they never let me down. Very easy to work with as they capture an nice sound without the need for much EQ. It would be nice if they had a shockmount but for the price you can't go wrong.
The representative was super friendly and the transaction and delivery (just three days!) was flawless. I would definitely buy from Front End audio again. Just great.
The oktava MK-012 has become my go-to mic for drum overheads. These mics are found in many high end studios, and for good reason: they deliver superb sound on almost any source. You can use them for drum overheads, close miking of drums, acoustic guitars, vocals--you name it. The screw-on capsules, pads, and low-pass filters are also a nice feature that eliminate the need for switches on the mics.
Great recording mic through a Boss digital 8 track. Lots of sound quality volume without having to push the electronics to the point of amplifying RF noise.
The cardioid lobe is just perfect to pick up a dueling duet. The wind hoody keeps it clean. Feeding it through a Marshall AS50D (need the phantom power!) has it producing a bit more low end than desirable, but it generally still reproduces what it is fed! Really booms out with the reverb cranked up.
Kinda wish I had picked up a matched pair!