AKG P420

Large diaphragm condenser microphone

  • 1" condenser microphone
  • Full metal housing
  • Switchable characteristics (cardioid, omnidirectional, figure 8)
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Switchable low cut at 300 Hz
  • Switchable -20 dB Pad
  • Maximum SPL: 135 / 155 dB
  • Diameter: 53 mm
  • Length: 165 mm
  • Weight: 525 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Incl. shock mount and transport case
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

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Muy contento con el micrófono
Porti, 15.07.2019
Me compré este micrófono hace un mes porque lo necesitaba para grabar guitarras acústicas y voces en mi home studio. Es el primer micrófono de condensador que he tenido y estoy muy satisfecho con la compra. Bien posicionado, da un sonido cálido y limpio de las cuerdas y de la voz. Además tiene varios patrones ajustables que permiten experimentar y grabar canciones con varios músicos.

Este AKG incluía un estuche y una araña, por lo que no te haría falta nada más si ya tienes pie. Recomendaría al comprador potencial que considere adquirir un pie que soporte adecuadamente el peso del micro y de la araña, pues sería una pena que se estropeara por una caída.
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A little bright for my taste.
18.01.2017
Good, solid feeling, multi-pattern microphone - very nice on electric guitar cabinets (particularly for rock, metal and blues).

I've tried this on a few things (recorded through focusrite RedNet 4 preamps - which can be a bit too clean and slightly clinical sounding) including male/female vocals, violin, banjo, acousic/electric guitar, bass, kick drum and piano.

I find that it over-emphasises the high-mids on most acoustic instuments (banjo is very difficult to record, as it's rather middly and harsh no matter what you do - I prefer ribbons for banjo), acoustic guitar sounds a little thin and lacks bass and mid depth - this can be easily improved with a small amount of EQ at around 2.5kHz.

I recorded a singer playing acoustic guitar, with the mic set to cardiod, and placed about 12" from the singer, aiming about halfway between his mouth and the sound hole (maybe slightly more towards his mouth) - this gave a reasonbly good sound, and was exactly what he wanted, although I thought is was still slightly thin and quite harsh sounding...although again, only a little EQ was needed to bring a bit of life into it.

Although it's not great for deep voices, or acoustic instruments (violin is especially unforgiving), I'd still reather have this than a Rode NT1a, not least because of the versatility that comes with having a switchable polar pattern. It does have a more pronounced bass responce than the NT1a, and is just as clean. The -20dB pad is also useful (especially as it can be used to bring out some clarity in heavy metal tracks).
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