Studio Projects B1Item ID: B1Mic
Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shockmount
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Affordable Price, Expensive Sound!The B1 condenser mic is an excellent do-all general purpose recording mic, great for close-miking amplifiers or for production, broadcast, and voice over work. It also makes a quality vocal mic suitable for all vocal styles. The B1 is a large diaphragm cardioid microphone in a pressure-gradient transducer employing high-quality transformerless design and extremely low noise. It will enhance any professional or project studio application at an unbelievable low price. For anyone looking to enter the world of high-quality recording without spending a small fortune, the B1 is a perfect fit!
Being versatile is the key in the recording arena, and the Studio Projects B1 is no exception. Equipped with a true 1" 3 micron gold sputtered large diaphragm in a pressure gradient transducer capsule, the B1 will deliver the finest quality of vocal and instrumentation recordings in a wide variety of applications while offering a natural extended transparent high end, yet offer the thick bodied low end expected from a quality microphone.
Studio Projects increased capsule voltage for all large diaphragm solid-state mics resulting in higher sensitivity, better signal to noise ratio, and increased low-mid and low-end response (a "rounder" sound). All Studio Projects mics have higher quality capacitors in high impedance sections for improved audio quality. The B1 now features two discrete 3-way switches to select two levels of pad (- 10dB, -20dB) and two highpass filters (75Hz, 150Hz). The result — cardioid only mics now have 9 operating modes!
Studio Projects B1 Features at a Glance:
Studio Projects B1 — High-end features without the high-end price!
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Robert, Chester, VA
Reviewsbased on 18 reviews
Too Good To Be True!!
by Lasonia Dozier from Sherrill, ARI just decided to use the SP B1 on a gospel song after having it for 3 years. I have been using my more expensive because I was skeptical about the quality of sound from a cheap condenser. But when I ... read more [+]fired this thing up and set my reverb the B1 was amazingly clear and breathtaking. It sound as good as some of my more expensive microphone condensers. Normally the saying goes you get what you pay for, but with this B1the saying is far from the truth. The B1 is an exception and is very impressive for the buck. close [-]
May 6, 2011
Music Background: singer, songwriter, and pianist
Way More Than What I Expected
by PSY-PHI from Okinawa, JapanMan, at first i was just getting this mic just to have something temporary before getting the Mojave Ma-200. I was thinking this mic i probly going to suck but who cares I just need something to recor... read more [+]d my ideas, but D*** I was so wrong, I've had previous mic and this one tops all. The vocals are so clear, and for my rappers, yes you can scream to the top of lungs and depending on your setup, no distortion. This mic is the ish, but I'm still getting my Mojave Ma-200. This mic is worth every penny, and oh yeah i use VS-100 also, and Sonar 8.5 Studio Edition! close [-]
September 9, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist
The Home Recordist's Dream!!
by Jeremy Dahl from VancouverIt's insane how well these super-affordable mics hold up against big-name pro studio fare! I was able to get an excellent (underline, underline) vocal sound in my modestly-treated home studio. Frankly... read more [+], I'm not sure if I would spend any more money on a brand name mic; not with the B1 around! I can't recommend this enough. Forget everything else and buy this now! close [-]
October 25, 2009
Music Background: Professional Composer, Gigging Guitarist
Finally -- A Quality MIC for Home Studios
by Jack Loganbill from chicago, il, usaI have several low cost mics (AT2020/2021, CAD GXL 2400/GXL 1200, etc)and they do a good job. But the SP B1 is sensational for the current price. I have been testing and comparing mics back and forth ... read more [+]trying to find the ideal acoustic guitar and vocal mic, and the B1 appears to be it. Actually, combining the B1 with the CAD GXL 1200 has proven to be the best combo, with the B1 facing the bass side of the upper bout of the guitar and the CAD pointing to the bridge.
December 29, 2008
Music Background: extreme hobbyist
The B1 includes the pad and bass cut switches seen on higher-priced models.
My only complaint is the shock mount. The outer ring is fine, but the inner part that the mic fits into is a strange, plastic design.
Regardless, the B1 is worth every penny of $100 and in my book, a lot more. I liked it so much, I ordered a second. close [-]
Great mic for the price
by Robert from (hot most of the time) FloridaThe B1 mic is fantasitic for its price, crisp and clear. We use it for voice recordings in an audio theater setup. We record voices and do post prduction.
August 4, 2007
Music Background: Audio theater post production engineer (new to it)
I cant see that a more expesive mic wo... read more [+]uld do a lot better than this one. We were so impressed we ordered two more. close [-]
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