What are AKG C414 good for?

The AKG C414 is a classic large-diaphragm condenser microphone, standard equipment in many recording studios around the world, designed in Austria (yay!). In music production, it is often used to mic acoustic guitars or pianos, but its most common use is to record vocals.

What are AKG C414 good for?

The AKG C414 is a classic large-diaphragm condenser microphone, standard equipment in many recording studios around the world, designed in Austria (yay!). In music production, it is often used to mic acoustic guitars or pianos, but its most common use is to record vocals.

Does AKG C414 need phantom?

Requires +48V phantom power.

Which C414 is best for vocals?

I’ve been recording for 4 years and engineered at a few big studios including DJ Khaled’s We The Best, and I have to say that the AKG C414 XL2 is absolutely killer on vocals. I love using it as a cardioid with the highest bass rolloff on vocals or cymbals.

Where are AKG C414 made?

Hungary
Please bear in mind that the new batch of AKG C414 XLII is Made in Hungary and not Austria any more.

What is the difference between AKG c414 XLS and XLII?

The only real difference between the XLS and XLII is that the XLII has a slight lift on the top end, making it a bit better for vocals overall. If you listen closely to the male vocal samples above (in the link provided), you can hear an ever-so-subtle brighter character in the XLII.

Who used AKG c414?

Engineers at Abbey Road Recording Studios also rated the mic, with The Beatles’ engineer Geoff Emerick using one exclusively to record Paul McCartney’s bass guitar. As solid-state technology advanced throughout the 1960s, AKG developed a new FET (Field Effect Transistor) mic to augment and replace the valve C12.

Are AKG microphones any good?

AKG microphones are among the most reputable in the industry. Best known for their high-end offerings, AKG produces a wide range of mics for any budget and application.

What Microphone do celebrities use?

Here is a list of microphones used by Famous Pop singers:

  • SHURE BETA 54.
  • Sennheiser SKM 5200 mics.
  • Telefunken ELA M 251.
  • Sennheiser SKM 9000.
  • Audio Technica AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone.
  • Audio Technica AEW-T4100 microphone.

Where are AKG mics made?

More than 95 percent of AKG products are manufactured at its 17,000-square-meter state-of-the-art factory in Vienna Austria.

Where is Shure sm7b made?

I know Shure manufactures its products in Mexico and China. Are the same quality and reliability standards used for each factory? Absolutely. All Shure manufacturing facilities are ISO (International Standards Organization) certified annually.

Is the AKG C214 a good vocal mic?

Top to bottom, the AKG C214 is an excellent large-diaphragm condenser microphone — not just ‘for the price,’ but overall. Many hobbyists looking for their first decent microphone will be perfectly happy with the 214’s performance on multiple sources, including vocals, acoustic guitar, and more.

Who makes AKG microphones?

Harman International Industries
AKG (company)

Type Subsidiary
Products Microphones, Headphones, Digital Hi-Fi Sound Systems
Number of employees ~170
Parent Harman International Industries (Samsung Electronics)
Website www.akg.com