Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone
The Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone offers a natural smooth, open and musically balanced character, ideal for acoustic guitar and stringed instruments, piano, and room miking. Hand made in Tula Russia, this studio workhorse was designed with solid electronics and modular parts, giving you the ability to configure the MK-012-01 to your unique recording application.
The Oktava MK-012-01 mic is the most recognizable and well-regarded model in the Oktava lineup. It is a compact, high quality, small diaphragm microphone featuring a omni capsule. The MK-012-01 offers a smooth balanced response which provides an accurate and musical character for all sound sources. The small size of the microphone provides easy positioning, even in tight spaces. Designed to be modular, you can easily swap out the capsule and pad, making this mic a versatile powerhouse in the recording studio. The included -10 dB pad is ideal for high SPL environments, making the MK-012 perfect for drum overheads, snare drum, hand percussion, guitar cab, and more. Optional Cardioid and HyperCardioid capsules are available separately or included in the MK-012-02 and MK-012-03 Microphone Sets. Whatever you configuration may be, Front End Audio is here to help you build your Oktava microphone system.
Front End Audio is the exclusive Oktava distributor for the USA and we only sell genuine Russian made microphones. As of August 2021, Oktava has introduced updated packaging for all Oktava MK-012 microphones. The new packaging features a high-end color printed flip box with magnetic closure and a rigid foam insert. This new packaging is designed to bring cohesiveness to the brand and provide the most protection for Oktava microphones during transportation and storage. Want to know more, check out the official Oktava press release here.
Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone Features
- Genuine Russian Made
- Interchangeable capsules (Optional HyperCardioid & Cardioid are available)
- Compact design for easy positioning to sound source
- Old School simplistic design - for reliability
- Also available in Black
Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone Recommended Applications
- Acoustic Guitar
- Acoustic Stringed Instruments
- Drum Room
- Room / Natural Reveb
Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone Specifications
- Mic type: Small diaphragm condenser
- Polar Pattern: Omni
- Connector: XLR
- Freq. Response: 20-20000Hz
- Power: 48 +- 2V
- Output Impedance: 300 ohms
- Equivalent Noise Level: 18 dBA
- Maximum SPL: 130 db
Oktava MK-012-01 Omni Microphone Includes
- Oktava MK-012 Preamp Body
- Omni Capsule
- -10db Pad
- Mic Clip
- 1 Year Warranty
What We Think
The Oktava MK-012 has been a go-to mic for a number of audio applications for me, for around 20 years now. Whether it be acoustic guitar and stringed instruments, drum room and overheads (thanks to it's great transient response), or even dialogue, the MK-012 is a reliable tool for the job. Their detail, off-axis rejection (cardioid and hyper-cardioid capsules), as well as tunable proximity effect – coupled with the different kit configurations, makes the MK-012 a highly versatile small diaphragm condenser.
The Omnidirection capsule has a very open and smooth natural sound. This makes it perfect for drum room, acoustic stringed instruments, and piano. Pairing the Omni cap with a Cardioid cap can really make an acoustic guitar sound larger than life, and give a unique stereo image.
- Ryan Ferris, Pro Audio Sales Manager
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