Oktava MK-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone Set (Black)


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The Oktava MK-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone Set is a compact, high quality, small diaphragm microphone featuring interchangeable Cardioid, HyperCardioid and Omni capsules. The Oktava MK-012-01 microphone is by far the most famous microphone in their line-up, and the MK-012-03 set gives you all three of the small diaphragm capsules for the MK-012 body. This highly versatile set gives you the ability to configure your MK-012 to your unique recording application. This stealthy black version fades into the background on stage, on camera and in the studio.

The Oktava MK-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone Set is hand built in Tula Russia with solid electronics and modular parts. Swapping the capsules out is an easy and secure process with Oktava’s exceptional design. The MK-012 microphone offers a naturally smooth and musically balanced character with great off-axis rejection, ideal for your acoustic guitar and piano recordings. The small size of the microphone provides easy positioning, even in tight spaces. The MK-012-03 set comes with all three of Oktava’s small diaphragm capsules, making this microphone a versatile powerhouse in the recording studio. The included -10 dB pad is ideal for high SPL environments. 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. 

Oktava MK-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone 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 Silver

Oktava MK-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone Set Specifications

  • Mic type: Small diaphragm condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, HyperCardioid & 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-012-03 Multi-Capsule Microphone Set Includes

  • Oktava MK-012 Body
  • Cardioid Capsule
  • HyperCardioid Capsule
  • Omni Capsule
  • -10db Pad
  • Mic Clip

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  • 5
    Just as good as the reviews on YT

    Loving it. Watched a bunch if reviews on YT and this is just as great as I would have hoped at this price.

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 impressive thing about the Cardioid capsule is it's off-axis rejection. This allows the mic to perform wonderfully in stereo applications, giving you a big stereo image. This makes the cardioid capsules perfect for drum overheads, acoustic guitar, and piano. It also allows for a number of traditional stereo miking techniques such as stereo spaced pair, ORTF, and X/Y. The Hyper-Cardioid capsules have a tighter more laser focused pick-up giving a slight increase in upper mid frequencies. This makes them perfect for applications in noisy environments – which is why the hyper-cardioid capsules are so often used for dialogue in ENG and film. The hyper-cardioid capsule really lets you hone in on the sound source, while rejecting surrounding noise. 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

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