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AKG Microphones: Vocal Sound Comparisons with Singer Emily Williams

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It can be tricky finding comprehensive comparison videos of microphones. Luckily, we recently had the pleasure of having soul/urban diva Emily Williams pop into the Noisegate studio to do an exclusive microphone shoot out of a hand-picked selection of AKG microphones.

For a little historical context, AKG started making microphones in Vienna, Austria in the late 1940s, pioneering and patenting many early microphone designs and technologies. Their extensive microphone collection can be heard on countless classic and modern music recordings and live performances.

In the following 3 videos, Emily puts a total of 12 different AKG microphones through their paces, each video highlighting microphones suited for live, project studio and professional studio environments.

These videos contain no additional audio processing. Each performance was measured the equal distance to the microphone for greater consistency. The signal chain for each recording was:

Microphone -> Universal Audio Apollo X8 audio interface -> Ableton Live 10.

Mics featured in this video and their relevant specs, as follows:

Live

Model: P5S D5 C7 C636
Type: Dynamic Dynamic Condenser Condenser
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid Supercardioid Supercardioid Cardioid
Frequency Response: 40Hz – 20kHz 70Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz

 

Mics featured in this video and their relevant specs, as follows:

Project Studio

Model: P120 P220 P420 C1000SMKIV
Type: Condenser Condenser Condenser Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid Cardioid Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure Eight Cardioid, Hypercardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 50Hz – 20kHz

 

Mics featured in this video and their relevant specs, as follows:

Professional Studio

Model: C214 C414XLS  C414XLII C12VR
Type: Condenser Condenser Condenser Tube Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure Eight Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure Eight Cardioid, Omnidirectional & Figure Eight
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 20Hz – 20kHz 30Hz – 20kHz

 

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