AKG C414 XLS Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 1 customer review
The AKG C414 XLS is my "go-to Swiss army knife" mic for my studio. It has been great for overheads, acoustic guitar, even vocals! There is not a source this mic won't shine on. Paired with the multitude of polar patterns, there is no question: the C414 is absolutely outstanding!
from Ontario, Canada
January 24, 2011Music Background:
my own thing!
My Top Choice by AKGI got this mic a little over 6 months ago. I already owned a C214 and a C414B-XLII. My first run through it was kinda blah.
2nd session in I started working through the polar patterns and WOW! Out of all my mics - this mic is flat but has life and makes those beautiful radio sounding vox if you spend the time on your tracks!
I tend to go for this mic when wanting to produce a very upfront clear - defined vocal line.
The extra - intermediate polar patterns make a world of difference.
Im very tempted to buy the current XLII version of it and see if these extra polar patterns make the difference on that mic as well!