Studio Projects CS5Item ID: CS5mic
Large-diaphragm Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone with 4-position Pad, High SPL-handling
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This Versatile Condenser Is a True 5-tool PlayerThe Studio Projects CS5 condenser microphone gives you the accuracy and richness of a large-diaphragm mic, plus multiple pickup patterns for a stunning array of applications. The CS5 can handle high SPLs, making it ideal for close-miking in the studio, but it also excels at capturing vocals and even works well as an overhead. The mic's five polar patterns, four highpass filters, and four lowpass filters give it an amazing range of recording possibilities. If you need a true "go-to" player for your pro, project, or home studio, the CS5 is definitely worth a look!
Studio Projects CS5 Multi-pattern Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone at a Glance:
The Studio Projects CS5 is an externally polarized five pattern pressure gradient transducer microphones with FET impedance converter. The capsule is a 1.06" (27mm) capsule, with a diaphragm thinkness of 6microm. It features a streamlined body, "lollipop"-style capsule, and extremely low noise, allowing you to record with great accuracy and detail.
The CS5 is well-equipped to handle virtually any recording application. Its large-diaphragm design gives you a full-bodied sound, but built-in low- and highpass filters let you tailor the mic's response to your needs. This mic even includes an adjustable pad, from 5dB to 20dB. Need to close mic an instrument or cabinet? The CS5 can handle high SPLs, so you can get close up with clarity.
A true "go-to" microphone
Whether you're recording loud instrument sources, capturing vocals for broadcast or in the recording studio, or even searching out that perfect addition to your stereo mic setup, you can't go wrong with the CS5. Its selectable pickup patterns include cardioid, wide cardioid, hypercardioid, omni, and figure 8. You won't see many large-diaphragm condensers that perform equally well close to snares and high overhead. The CS5 is virtually an entire mic locker in one unit!
Studio Projects CS5 Multi-pattern Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone Features:
The Studio Projects CS5 might just become your studio's "go-to" microphone!
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Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
by Steve O from Pleasant Grove, UT USAIncredible microphone. Sounds fantastic on a huge variety of sources. It is, however (like many expensive mics) very, very heavy. I little tricky to position for that reason, but so worth the littl... read more [+]e extra hassle. Stellar, absolutely, stellar on alto range vox, no eq required. close [-]
February 19, 2013
Music Background: Film Composer, Gigging Musician, Recording Engineer
by William Bostic from United StatesI've used a lot of microphones; but this one is the real deal! I would put this in the same class with mic's costing 5 times as much. Buy this and you will not be disappointed!
January 31, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer
by RJ Kaneao from waikoloa, HiAgain Studio Projects puts a Mic out that not only hits a homerun but also is a lot friendly to your wallet.. I here ppl say it ain't no neumann and theyre right for the most part. Because it doesn't ... read more [+]cost your arm,leg and your first born. I've own this mic and the C1 and their VTB1 preamp and I am never not satisfied with the performance I'm getting. The CS5 has a bunch of low pass and hi pass filters. So if any of you say "hey the mics are too brittle on the high end or to rumbly on the low" then roll it off.. It either that or your just sticking your face way too much into the capsule! "Just saying".. I've used U87's in my studio as well as RODES and all that Jazz but I found a home with Studio Projects "No Doubt".. close [-]
April 26, 2012
Music Background: recording artist,producer,engineer..Musicians Institute!
Unheard of shock value
by Quest The Wordsmith from Staten Island, NYI dont own this mic, but at the AES 2009 convention in NYC, I had time not only to play around with this gem, but $5K and up Neumann's, AKG's, you name it. I've owned a C1 before and I found it to be... read more [+] ok. Good sound, nothing impressive (don't stone me C1 owners!). The highs were too brittle for my voice with the C1.
October 22, 2009
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Hip-Hop Producer, MC
I was NOT looking for this mic with intentions on testing it out. I was just in heaven, like everyone else with all that endless high-end gear around them, playing with everything I could get my hands on! I finally got to hear the C12, some Geffels, and a lot of goodies that I drool over in the magazines.
Then came the Studio Projects booth. I remembered the C1 I used to have and decided to hear what these other budget mics sounded like. WOW! I'm telling you right now, honest opinion, not ONE mic in the WHOLE show gave me such a shock value as the CS family (CS1 and CS5). Listen, totally being unbaised, this is the only mic at the show that gave me a wow factor (ok, there was one other, the Milab DC196 - a rectangle diaphragm! @$1400).
I was so blown away that I immediatly knew this was my next piece of gear. The high end was something I've never heard before. It sounded like there was an aural exciter on it and NO harshness. I kept telling the guy that this cant be. My jaw dropped.
I've been recording hip-hop since 1997 and have messed with a bunch of gear. I'm a home studio owner, so those of you with a tight budget will appreciate this mic like it was your life-raft. Unbelievable. The second I get $350 up I'm purchasing this mic. I recommend this as a MUST LISTEN to any engineer out there. Worth putting against those high end beauties we all drool about. close [-]
by Demetri from Washington, DCMany have used this mic for vocal recordings, acoustic guitar recordings, etc... I can tell you that a pair of these microphones perform surprisingly well when micing a choir. The trick is this: use... read more [+] them in an overhead spaced omni configuration. Engage the HPF at 75 and LPF at 15k. For an adult choir (standing in the usual "half moon" formation), space the mics about 8 ~ 9 feet apart, approximately 8 feet high, with the capsules about 8 inches in front of the first row of singers. When used like this, you'll get a very balanced, intimate, unified, and predictable sound. When it comes time to mix down, this direct sound blends extremely well with other accent and room mics, bringing added warmth and stability to the final product.
July 19, 2012
Music Background: Audio Engineer
If you're like me, you'll record ANYONE if they're paying customers (including choirs). At the price point of the CS5, getting a pair of them doesn't come close to destroying the bank account, and the results will testify to themselves on the first playback. Your clients will be happy, and happy clientele are your best friends.
Overall, the CS5 a great investment to add to the microphone stash. close [-]
Rick, Gloucester, MA
Studio Projects CS5
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