The Oktava MK-012 MSP6 gives you a stereo pair of the Oktava MK-012-01 microphones with Cardioid, HyperCardiod and Omni capsules, all in one convenient package! If you are in the market for a set of stereo microphones that can cover a wide range of applications then we highly recommend taking a serious look at the MSP6 set. Hand made in Tula Russia, these microphones are designed with solid electronics and modular parts, giving you the ability to configure your MSP6 to your unique recording application.
The Oktava MK-012-01 MSP6 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 provide 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. The included -10 dB pads are ideal for high SPL environments, making the MSP6 perfect for stereo recording applications. 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 Cardioid Microphone 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 MSP6 Microphone Set Features 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 MSP6 Microphone Set Includes
- x2 Oktava MK-012 Bodies
- x2 Cardioid Capsules
- x2 Hypercardioid Capsules
- x2 Omnidirectional Capsules
- x2 -10db Pads
- x2 Mounts
What We Think
The Oktava MSP6 Kit gives you two mic bodies, two -10pads (perfect for drums and other loud sound sources), two Cardioid capsules, two Omnidirectional capsules, and two Hyper-Cardioid capsules. The MSP6 kit is perfect for individual mono sound sources, and stereo miking applications in stereo spaced pair, ORTF, and X/Y - as well as mixing one cardioid or hyper-cardioid and one omni for more unique stereo recordings of stringed acoustic instruments. Further you can mix one hyper-cardioid and one cardioid for stringed instruments. Placing a hyper-cardioid on the neck position, and a cardioid on the body for a big sound that provides a lot of control for shaping, whether using for a stereo or mono track.
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.
- Ryan Ferris, Pro Audio Sales Manager