AKG C214

Microphone Type: Condenser

Polar Pattern: Cardioid 
Diaphragm Size: 1" (25.4mm) 
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz 
Low Cut Filter: 160Hz (-6dB/octave) 
Pads: -20dB 

Connector: XLR

The AKG C214 is the younger sibling of AKG's C414 Condenser. The AKG C214 uses the same one-inch dual-capsule as the C414 and is perfect for vocals as well as a range of other instruments. However on the C414 you can change the Polar Pattern as it is a multidirectional microphone. The C214 doesn't have this option and works only as a cardioid. The sound you get from this microphone is highly-detailed, up-front sound on both voices and instruments with an overall performance close to that of the famous C414 B-XLS but for a third of the price.

I highly recommend this microphone is you are looking for a good and stable vocal microphone. I recorded all the vocals on my album 'Protagonist' with it, except for the song 'You' (and the word "do" in "Do your opinions" in the song 'Voices' Haha but as if you noticed it until maybe now that you know. The word 'Do' I recorded with a different microphone (Line Audio CM3), a different year, a different room in a different country and carefully edited it in. Why? Because I said "Does your opinions" which annoyed me to the max).

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