Condensers for overheads under $200 US

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by TFodor, May 13, 2004.

  1. TFodor

    TFodor Guest

    I am trying to find a set of overheads with similar characteristics to the Audio technica AT4041's but for a lot less dosh. A set of Studio projects C4's perhaps? Any ideas or new products that fit profile would be most helpfull. I am having hell trying to get Mics on loan so I can have a listen.

    Thanks Guys
  2. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    A pair of C4's is cool- you can get them new righht now for $319 at Sweetwater and other places- sweet deal, I ordered a pair!
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    I have a pair of C4 and I really like them. Added bonus, you get both omni and cardioid capsules. They come with shock mount mic clips and are packaged in a very nice carrying case. I have used them on drums / overheads and I think they compare well to AKG 451s and other much more expensive mics ...

    Kurt Foster
  4. Squaysh

    Squaysh Guest

    I was thinking about throwing down a couple hundered for some Oktava 012's. How do they compare to the C4's anyway? I would be willing to throw down the extra hundred if they are worth it. I would like to use the pair as not only overheads, but for stereo mic'ing as well. Any input would be well appreciated. Thanks.
  5. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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    Sorry to Hijack the thread but has anyone tried the c4 on piano yet?
  6. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Central Copenhagen
    The ADK SC-1 is also a pretty cheap and popular microphone for overheads. Sounds nice.
  7. dale116dot7

    dale116dot7 Guest

    I've used the MK012's on overheads and they sound fine. Maybe a bit darker sounding than C451B's but the 451B's are extremely bright. Mine are modded, they're a bit cleaner that way.
  8. krash

    krash Guest

    Behringer ECM8000s

    Way under $200 for a pair.
  9. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    the 012's have a reputation as being great mics when you get a matched pair that sounds good- the problem is that due to not so good quality control in the russian factory you don't always get a good sounding mic or a matched pair-

    scott dorsey also had an article aboout a mod to improve these mics in recording magazine- I don't think the article is online but Im sure you can buy a back copy if intereseted- also check the DiY forum, they migght point you in the right direction if you're interested in doing the mod. :D

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