beyerdynamic MC-950

Condenser microphone:

  • For choir, overhead and instrument recording
  • Supercardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max 124 dB (139 dB with attenuation)
  • Switchable pre-attenuation: -15 dB
  • Switchable low cut 250 Hz
  • Incl. microphone clamp, optional windshield WS 53

Further Information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
characteristic super-cardioid

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Good sound with limitations
voiceco, 30.09.2017
Beautifully made, the MC-950 feels solid and has switchable LFA and a pad which puts it in the territory for location recording to reduce handling and wind noise.
It sounds accurate and slightly warmer than the Sennheiser 8050 and seems less sensitive to handling noise, even with the LFA set to flat..
However, it does suffer from a high degree of self noise, more so than a microphone of this pedigree should. In a normal domestic room, this noise is very noticeable at voice levels.
Its possibly not an issue in an environment with high SPLs but would be with quieter solo instruments.
This is the second one I have tried. The first had such high self noise, I could barely hear a signal while speaking normally and there was no room atmosphere, just hiss.
I'm surprised that a professional microphone from a such an established and well-regarded company should fall short of the mark. A shame since, on paper it looks perfect.
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Gut auch für Stereo-Aufnahmen von Kirchenchören
Rainer289, 08.11.2009
Niemand kann sich wohl so richtig die Vorteile eines Paares Supernieren-mikrofone gerade für die Aufnahme von Kirchenchören oder von Musical-aufführungen vorstellen. Dabei gewinnt man durch ihre Verwendung sehr viel mehr an Gestaltungsfreiheit bei der Aufnahme.

Durch den höheren Abstand zum Klangkörper, vermischen sich die einzelnen Schallquellen wesentlich besser, das Klangbild wirkt deutlich homogener. Ausserdem stören die Mikrofone mit ihrem größere Abstand die Besucher in der Kirche nicht sosehr. Natürlich gibt es auf dem Markt einige Hersteller, die ähnliche dafür aber auch wesentlich teurere Kleinmembran-Mikrofone anbieten, mit denen man selbstverständlich sehr gute Ergebnisse erzielen kann. Das Beyerdynamic-MC-Set hingegen ermöglicht zu einem vernüftigen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis vielfätige Aufnahmesituationen professionel zu meistern, z.B.: Piano, Akustik-Gitarre, Drum Overheads, Percussion, Räume, ... Man hat immer einen edelen Sound (sofern man sich mit Mikrofonierung und Stereofonie auskennt).

Leider bietet Beyerdynamic das MC-950 nicht als abgeglichenes Stereopaar an. Zu dem muß man das notwendige Zubehör noch dazu kaufen. Zu einem Stereo-Set sollten ein stabiler Transportkoffer (eine edle Holz-Schatulle muß nicht sein), zwei gute elastische Aufhängungen (EA 19/25), Windschutz-Aufsätze (WS 53) für Außenaufnahmen und wichtig die variable Stereohalterung (MAV 802) nicht zu vergessen! In dieser Zusammenstellung ist dieses Mikrofonpaar ein unschlagbares Stereo-Set.
Was ich mir persönlich noch Wünsche, ist die Erweiterung der MC-900-Serie um ein Achtermikrofon. Damit wären dann auch M/S-Aufnahmen oder Blumlein-Stereophonie möglich.
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Adrien1161, 05.01.2019
je l'utilise en prise de son en documentaire/fiction avec une perche.

Très satisfait du son.

en revanche le blindage au interférences / champs électromagnétique est perfectible.
le micro est sensible aux parasites générés par les câbles qui passent dans les faux plafond de certain bâtiments.

je n'ai pas ce problème avec mon neumann kmr 81
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Très bien
jean-Michel5109, 20.11.2019
Je l'utilise pour mon set de campagne en over batterie, lorsque je ne veut pas sortir l'artillerie lourde.
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