AKG C1000S condensatormicro

AKG C 1000 S Condenser Microphone

The C1000S is a small diaphragm cardioid/hypercardioid condenser mic made for recording acoustic instruments such as Piano, Acoustic Guitars, Drum Overheads, and just about any other instrument. It requires phantom power to operate and comes with a 9V battery built in or you can use phantom power from your mixer or preamp. The reason for this is that the C1000's high-sensitivity and flat frequency response but more importantly is the sound quality.

I've used this mic to record a marshall cabinet and it sounded great. It has a selectable polar pattern that allows you to choose between cardioid and hypercardioid. The AKG C1000 has a maximum SPL (Sound Pressure Level) of 137 dB. It also sounds great for a room mic or for event recording, which means you can use it to record concerts for example. The mic's pickup (transducer) comes with an internal capsule shock mount to reduce handling and cable noise. It comes with a plastic Polar Pattern Converter which changes the cardioid pattern into a hyper-cardioid (more directional) pattern. The hyper-cardioid polar pattern has better feedback rejection as it narrows the focus of the mic. In this pattern it also rejects sounds coming from the sides.

There's also a PB 1000 Presence Boost attachment which is screwed onto the mic. This boosts the upper mid frequencies (5kHz to 9kHz) by +5dB which gives better performance for dialog/speech intelligibility. The C1000 operates on either a 9Volt battery or on phantom power. Normal battery life is about 110 hours for standard batteries and longer when alkalines are used. The 9volt battery operation makes it a great on-location mic. The mic has an on/off switch so you can turn it off when not in use. This will save the batteries as well as disable the mic. This is helpful if you want to leave the mics plugged into their cables while at the same time making sure that nothing can come through. The switch is recessed into the body of mic so you can't accidentally turn it off. The battery is disabled when phantom power is supplied. To connect to the C1000 a common 3-pin XLR microphone cable is required. With a large frequency response range 50hz - 20kHz you can be sure of hearing everything.

Recommended Uses:

Drum Overheads
Hi-Hat Mic
Acoustic Guitar
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone)
Flute and Sax
Event Recording (Stereo)
Voice (using the included wind screen)