The Studio Projects C1 Microphone is an award winning budget friendly large diagram microphone designed to deliver professional vocal and instrumental recordings in the studio.
Don't let the price fool you, the Studio Projects C1's a fantastic award winning microphone for just about any recording application. The microphone features a switchable -10dB and -20dB pad and a high pass filter for additional dynamic control in all different recording applications. The C1 offers a clear and full response which is expected from the large capsule design. Bundles with a case and shock mount, the Studio Projects C1 Microphone will be at home in your studio or on the road for remote recording applications.
Studio Projects C1 Microphone Features
- Professional Quality
- Transformerless circuitry
- Large diameter
- 6 um gold sputtered Mylar diaphragm
- HP Filter, 6dB/octave @ 75Hz/150Hz
- -10db or -20dB Pad
- Low-noise FET Preamplifier
Studio Projects C1 Microphone Applications
- Close miking of instruments with high sound pressure levels
- Announcers mic for broadcasting/dubbing
- Home recording and project studios
- Vocalist recording
- Spot mic for wind instruments, strings, percussion and guitar amps
Studio Projects C1 Microphone Specifications
- Type: Single diaphragm pressure gradient condenser mic
- Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency: 30Hz~20000Hz
- Sensitivity: 14mV/Pa=-37dB (0dB=1V/Pa)
- Output Impedance: <200 Ohm.
- Load Impedance: >1000 Ohm.
- Max. SPL: 131 dB
- Noise: (Line): 27 dB
- S/N Ratio: 77 dB
- Power Requirement: 48v
- Circuit: JFET
- Connector: XLR
- Pad: -10dB, -20dB
- Low Cut: 6dB/octave at 75Hz / 150Hz
- Diameter: 2.1 length: 8.9
- Weight: 26.9oz
Studio Projects C1 Microphone Includes
- Studio Projects C1
- Halo Shockmount
- Foam wind screen
- Printed User Manual
- 1 Year Warranty
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Very solid mic. I've had mine for many years and it has never had an issue. Does not work for all types of voices when used for vocals. Not bad as a kick drum mic place a few feet in front. Never been that happy with it on heavy distorted guitars.
This mic produced usable results on a few different sources. I was impressed on male vocals with the weight it gives to the low end without getting "thuddy". I did a very unscientific comparison with my RODE NT1 and it has some similar characteristics in terms of gain and response, but I preferred the C1 because it didn't have the squeezed sound in the high frequencies that the NT1 has. If the words "open" and "natural" actually meant something in this contest, I might use them to describe the difference. This mic will never beat my Peluso 2247SE for any task, but at seven times the cost, you'd hope the Peluso would sound a little more impressive. The C1 will make a good second string Cardioid Large Diaphragm. I haven't heard anything more pleasing in this price range. If you're looking for an inexpensive cardioid LDC - this is about the best I've seen.
I purchased this microphone because of the U87 clone hype. I will say, if you get the modification for this microphone... the sound is SUPERB!!! If you purchase this mic and use it as is, then I would say its a good runner up... but def not a U87 clone. Good Mic to have for the price
Not a bad mic. A lot of high end activity but quite a 'silky' sound - ie not harsh. Very lean in the body/low mids though - in some cases this is perfect but it is certainly not the best all rounder. To me it sounds like a Neumann Km84 style mic which is funny because it has a large diaphragm. Not my favourite but it suited one singer I recorded perfectly. A nice colour to have in the arsenal but not what I'd go for if it was your only mic
There was a lot of hype surrounding this mic when it first came out. The Forums and recording circles were buzzing with people talking about "the $200 U87 clone". I'm usually pretty skeptical so I had to check it out for my self. I've now owned the mic for almost 2 years and am happy to say it's a permanant fixture in my mic collection. Is it a U87 clone? In a word, no. It does share some sonic characteristics and anyway you add it up, it's an excellent mic for under $1000. It usually requires a a few dB dip in the 3Khz range for many applications and when I do this, it usually sits very well. It's a bright mic with lots of headroom, good for vocals and acoustic guitar. What I do love about it is that, because it's so cheap, I feel much more comfortable experimenting with placement. For instance, I really like it on snare with the aforementioned 3Khz dip.