Oktava MK-012-02 MSP4 Microphones Set
The Oktava MK-012-02 MSP4 Microphone Set gives you a factory matched, stereo pair of the Oktava MK-012-01 microphone with both Cardioid and Omni capsules. This convenient package is a great place to start if you are in the market for a set of stereo microphones that can cover a wide range of applications. Hand made in Tula Russia; these world renown mics are designed with solid electronics built to last years of use.
The Oktava MK-012-02 MSP4 is a factory matched pair of microphones that offer a natural smooth and musically balanced character with great off-axis rejection, ideal for your stereo overhead, acoustic guitar, and piano recordings. The small size of the microphones provides easy positioning, even in tight spaces. Designed to be modular, you can easily swap out the capsules and pads, making these mics a versatile powerhouse in the recording studio and giving you the option to configure your MSP4 set to each unique recording application. The included -10 dB pads are ideal for high SPL environments, making the MSP4 perfect for stereo recording applications. An optional HyperCardioid Capsule is available separately or included in the MSP6 Microphone Set. 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-012-02 MSP4 Microphones Set Features
- Genuine Russian Made
- Multi-Capsule design
- Ideal for stereo recordings
- Compact design for easy positioning to sound source
- Old School simplistic design - for reliability
- Also available in Black
Oktava MK-012-02 MSP4 Microphones Set Specifications
- Mic type: Small diaphragm condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid & 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-012-02 MSP4 Microphones Set Includes
- x2 Oktava MK-012 Bodies
- x2 Cardioid Capsules
- x2 Omnidirectional Capsules
- x2 -10db Pads
- x2 Mounts
What We Think
The Oktava MSP4 Kit gives you two mic bodies, two -10pads (perfect for drums and other loud sound sources), two Cardioid capsules, and two Omnidirectional capsules. The MSP4 kit is perfect for individual mono sound sources, and stereo miking applications in stereo spaced pair, ORTF (with cardioid or omni caps), and X/Y – as well as mixing one cardiod and one omni for more unique stereo recordings of stringed acoustic instruments.
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.
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I purchased these specifically to record steel string fingerstyle guitar. After much research and agonizing over which mics to use I’ve settled on these for my matched stereo pair. They have exceeded my expectations! I’m very satisfied with the quality of sound I’m able to achieve with these. Very balanced and musical, highly recommended. Big thanks to Ryan at Front End Audio for taking time to share his knowledge and experience.