Excerpt: In my project studio I record various acoustic instruments such as guitar, upright bass and violin. I also record vocals and various hand percussion. I have traditionally used small condensers such as Neumann KM 184's and AKG C451-B's but was craving the sound that only a large diaphragm can deliver. I love AKG products especially those built in Vienna.
Excerpt: Home recording of woodwind horns is a balance of price and performance. This mic brings up the standard without breaking the budget. The bad news is the rest of the links in the signal change will need an upgrade for us to truly enjoy the benefits of this exciting new microphone.
Summary: pretty simple i bought a new 414 and a 214 the same day because i was really curious about how the 214 stood up to the 414. In the channel i used an la2a and an eddie kramer vocal plugin. I recorded the with both and picked the 214. Seem to have a little more air to it. Now I'm gonna buy another one to have.
Excerpt: I PURCHASED THIS MIC AS THE BEST MIC I COULD GET FOR IN-CLOSE RECORDING THE CELLO AND UPRIGHT BASS ON A $500 BUDGET. THE BIGGEST PLUSES ARE THAT IT IS VERY QUIET AND DETAILED--JUST BLOWS AWAY MY AKG C2000B. ALSO, IT DOESN'T OVEREMPHASIZE THE LOW FREQUENCIES OR ADD "BOOMINESS" WHICH IS EASY FOR A MIC TO DO WHEN RECORDING STRINGS UP-CLOSE. SO FAR ON MY TRACKS: THE BASS SOUNDS TIGHT, FOCUSED AND MEATY WHEN I USE THE BASS ROLL OFF SWITCH.