AKG C12A

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by Julius Borges, Aug 8, 2003.

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  1. hello,

    i'm wondering what peoples experiences have been with this mic. how does it's sound relate to the amazing C12 or to the C414eb that followed? what applications do you find it best suited to? etc, etc, etc...
    thanks, jules
     
  2. Kurt Foster

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    It's the same capsule but a different amp from the C12. The C12 a is a little nosier but to tell the truth I have never had a problem with that. It is a great mic for vocals (rappers seem to like it a lot) and I like it on snare drum and hi hats. It has also been real nice on acoustic instruments, like acoustic guitar and sax. As a pair they are great as drum overheads. Bobby Durham had a pair of them on his kit when he was taping with "The Oscar Petersen Trio" on a program that was produced for Canadian TV called "Oscar Petersen and Friends"..
     
  3. hey kurt,
    thanks for the reply. so from your description the c12a is sort of a golden wedge, having a number of strong points.
    i can't imagine buying another one right now to use as overheads.
    thanks again for your input.
    best wishes, jules
     
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