Studio Projects C4Item ID: C4mic
Small-diaphragm Stereo Pair Condenser Microphones with Interchangeable Cardioid/Omni Capsules
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Two Condenser Microphones For The Price Of One!Sweetwater and Studio Projects bring you outstanding mic quality and value! The Studio Projects C4 small-diaphragm mic pair can handle your stereo miking needs whether you want a cardioid or omni pattern - both capsules are included. The C4 is a truly versatile condenser mic that's ideal for instruments such as percussion, flutes, horns, and many others.
Studio Projects C4 Small-diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair at a Glance:
Versatile stereo pair with interchangeable capsules
The C4 is small-diaphragm condenser microphone featuring interchangeable capsules, switchable -10dB pad/highpass filter, and a linear low-noise, solid-state amplifier body. The C4's modular design makes it a useful multi-purpose tool wherever you need to use it - onstage, on location and in studios.
Excellent performance as cardioid mics
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 C4s are quite useful on a drum kit as overheads and on toms.
Omni mode is great for ambience, overhead use, and instrument miking
Change to the omnidirectional (pressure) capsules and 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. This, combined with the low self-noise of the mic amplifier, makes the C4 omni an excellent ambience mic - especially in pairs. In a good room, a pair of C4 omnis 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 Projects C4 Small-diaphragm Condenser Mic Pair Features:
For quality stereo miking, go with the Studio Projects C4!
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Reviewsbased on 10 reviews
by Janet from Canton, MII purchased this to replace a mic that retailed at over $800 and I am thrilled and impressed that I am getting such comparable quality. I teach high school video production and we use this microphone... read more [+] for group interviews. It really serves our purpose well. The interchangeable capsules also add to the versatility of the microphone. I am so happy that I purchased these. close [-]
January 11, 2013
Music Background: No musical background
Great value - recommended addition
by Keith from TXI got these to use to capture a stereo image and planned to augment the recording of other mics that were dedicated to specific instruments, but found that much of the time an X-Y configuration of the... read more [+]se is more than good enough. Nice and quiet and very well matched. Cheaper than just one of the other small condenser mics I have, and so far, these are the ones that I rely on. If you don't have a matched stereo pair, these are a good choice. close [-]
November 6, 2011
Music Background: 40+ year hobbyist, playing regularly (CC), tinkering with live recording for a few years
What a steal...
by Todd from Inland Empire, CASo I needed some pencils, and it was between these and the Rode NT5's. I went with these for two reasons; price and function. I liked the fact that these came with two capsuls (omni, cardiod). I also ... read more [+]really wanted the roll off, as Im using these mostly as cymbal mics, its almost essential to me. And of course the db pad is a nice plus. I would imagine the NT5's probably sound a little better, and I'll likely end up buying those too in the next year. But for right now, money is an object, so these came first. Now in terms of sound...
December 14, 2009
Music Background: Recording Engineer (in school)
They're pretty detailed, a little bright, but not shrill. They're pretty good quality, I'd say they sound very similar to Shure KSM137, maybe not quite there, but close. So if you're looking for good overheads at an amazing price, I give you my blessing.
Also, mine came in a VERY nice cherry wood case, where all my other mics are in a filing cabinet draw, these are on display on my desk. close [-]
Small Diaphragm Bang for your Buck!
by Mark Johnson from Lees Summit, MissouriWith abundant capsule (omni or cardioid) and pad/rolloff options, these mics have stunned me in only 3 sessions. I've heard them likened to 'human ears', and that's a fair assessment. If your room i... read more [+]s less-than-ideal, you can close it off with the presure-gradient caps. If you want your living room in the recording WITH the piano, the omnis will give you just that. Warm, bright but not brittle, these mics will serve you well on piano, vocals, drum OHs, and many other applications. close [-]
December 31, 2007
Music Background: Producer/Engineer, Drummer, Bassist - 7 total years of studio experience
Possibly the best in its price range
by fromThe C4 set is a great pair of microphones. I've used them on drums, acoustic guitar, ambience mics, and also some experimentation with the omni capsules. They sound good. Period. Very versatile, v... read more [+]ery clear, but without sounding sterile. I have yet to be disappointed by any mic from Studio Projects. They all have had fantastic sonics and a really decent price. The C4 package continues that trend. close [-]
January 15, 2007
Mike, Cheney, WA
Studio Projects C4
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