Studio Projects C4

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
  • Excellent performance as cardioid mics
  • Omni mode is great for ambience, overhead use, and instrument miking
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:
  • Studio quality stereo pair microphone system
  • Modular design
  • Interchangeable capsules (omni, cardioid)
  • Switchable -10dB pad and highpass filter
  • Transformerless output
  • Rugged construction
  • Foam windscreen
  • Includes pair of cardoid heads
  • Includes pair of hypercardioid heads
  • Includes pair of omni heads
  • Includes two mic clips and stereo bar
  • Requires +48V phantom power
For quality stereo miking, go with the Studio Projects C4!

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Stereo Pair
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 150dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 78dB
Self Noise 16dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter 75Hz, 150Hz (-6dB/octave)
Pads -10dB, -20dB
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.2 lbs.
Included Accessories Mic Clips, T-bar, Windscreens, Interchangeable Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni Capsules
Manufacturer Part Number C4

Customer Reviews

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Great first recording

I just got the mics and had a little home project to do using my Boston baby grand piano. Set them up based on what I'd seen on one of the Sweetwater videos and first takes were gold. Several other takes required but not due to the mics. BTW - I used my Studio Project B1 for the vocals - very sweet.

super versatile

glad that I bought these. I had an opportunity to test them against a pair of sm137's. I couldn't tell much difference when used as drum overheads with the cardiod tip. The omni tips pick up a lot of low end too. Guitar amps had a good growl.

Excellent VALUE!!

I 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 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.
Music background: No musical background

Studio Projects C4

I use the C4's to record guitar duos and overhead drums and percussion in stereo. I think they are fantastic with a rich bottom end, warm mids, clear top end but not harsh or strident. If you experiment with placement you can achieve clear and balanced stereo recordings. Love 'em.

Pair of SDCs with lots of added value

It's hard to beat this kit. A pair of great-sounding small diaphragm condensers just by themselves could arguably be worth the asking price, but throw in two additional capsules per mic, and two-setting pad and high pass switches. Whoa! But wait, would you also like a stereo bar with that? Super Sweet!!! I have to say, my only small disappointment is that these mics and all the components do not come in a hard case. I would pay extra for that feature. There's a padded soft bag included, but it's not nearly big enough to jam all these components into. Still, awesome value.
Music background: Musician and producer
See also: Condenser Mics, Studio Projects, Studio Projects Condenser Microphones, Studio Projects Condenser Microphones