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Studio Projects C4 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)


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The C4 is small diaphragm condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules, switchable -10dB pad/high pass filter and a linear low-noise, solid state amplifier body. The pros know it as a varsatile "go-to" mic on stage, on location and in the studio.

As a cardioid (pressure gradient) microphone, the C4 provides excellent pickup of on-axis sources while attenuating extraneous sound occurring from around and behind the mic. This makes it ideal for close miking of individual instruments where bleed from other nearby instruments or sound is undesirable. The C4 cardioids also make excellent stereo pairs for coincident and near-coincident miking techniques such as X-Y and ORTF. Additionally the C4’s are quite useful on a drum kit as overheads and on toms.

Used as an omni-directional (pressure) microphone, the C4 offers a warm tonal response and is recommended especially for close miking in favorable acoustical environments. There is very little off axis coloration owing to the inherent physical properties of pressure capsules, and it is this - combined with the low self-noise of the mic amplifier that makes the C4 omni an excellent ambience mic –especially in pairs. In a good room, a pair of omni’s can provide a vibrant and live feel to recordings, which is not achievable through the use of directional microphones.

Recommended uses are, spaced pair omni, Jecklin disc (OSS), piano, guitar, drum overheads and room miking. The C4 is available in pairs with shockmounts, windscreens and case.

  • Studio Quality Stereo Pair Microphone System  
  • Modular Design  
  • Interchangeable Capsules (Omni, Cardioid)  
  • Switchable -10dB pad/ High Pass Filter  
  • Transformerless Output  
  • Rugged Construction  
  • Coincident, Near Coincident Pair  
  • Spaced Pair Omnis  
  • Uses: Location Use, Spot Miking For Instruments, Ambient Recording, Drum Overheads

Things You Will Get:

  • 2 Microphones
  • Shockmount
  • Windscreen
  • 2 Cardoid Heads
  • 2 Omni Heads
  • Case


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Series C Series
Other Features Cardioid (CC1) Omni-directional (OC1)
Model C4 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
Microphone Type Small Diaphragm Condenser
Polar Pattern Multi-Pattern
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Output Impedence 200 ohms
Dynamic Range (SPL) 94dB
Low Cut Filter Yes
Connector Type XLR
Self Noise 9.5dB
Pad -15dB
Weight 3.3 oz.
Dimensions 4.9 x .787 inches
Matched Pair Yes
Warranty Info:

C4 Multi Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

Three years on microphones, one year on other products