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Milab DC-96C Giveaway

Milab DC-96C MicrophoneThis month’s microphone giveaway is sponsored by my friends at Milab Microphones. They have donated one of their newest condenser mics, the DC-96C! It’s a premium large-diaphragm microphone with a sticker price of $1750. (And from what I’ve heard, it’s worth every penny.)

Update 2011-10-01: Congratulations to our winner, Jacob Silver of New York City!

You’ll soon find more about Jacob on the Winners’ Gallery page.

See this month’s giveaway!

The Prize

The DC-96C is one of the most unique large-diaphragm condensers on the market.

The capsule measures 36x19mm; the rectangular shape is said to combine the great transient response of small-diaphragm capsules with the low noise of large-diaphragm capsules. It also delivers two different polar patterns: the mic’s pickup is wider side-to-side than top-to-bottom. This puts an additional tool in the engineer’s toolbox: the ability to rotate the mic to best capture the source at hand.

For a large-diaphragm mic, the DC-96C is tiny: under 6'' in length and just about 1 inch in diameter.

Its high sensitivity (21.5 mV/Pa) and low self-noise (12dBA) make it well-suited to quiet acoustic sources, yet its max SPL of 144dB (with pad engaged) means it will stand up to loud sources too.

These mics sound great on guitars, drums, and vocals.

Mike Jasper, Tape Op

Milab’s new mic is a winner. The DC-96C sparkles with clarity on the high end, yet retains the low-end warmth of the DC-96B. Two DC-96Cs would give you everything you need to capture a brilliant acoustic guitar sound, as well as drum overheads, background vocals, any live instrument from horns to mandolin, and sensitive sources such as choirs and symphonic orchestras.

24 Responses to “Milab DC-96C Giveaway”

  1. David Palazón Molina

    August 31st, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Oooh, looks like a great mic!

  2. Bryan C

    September 1st, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Sounds like a versatile mic.

  3. Richard Robertson

    September 2nd, 2011 at 6:30 am

    cool

  4. Yoshinnori Kashiwagura

    September 3rd, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I love Milab Mic!
    Nice Acoustic Insturument.

  5. Walter Warren

    September 6th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Nice!

  6. Surasen Dechpan

    September 7th, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I love this mic, it always give me the great sound

  7. Jim Wilke

    September 7th, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Looks like a very versatile, go-to mic! I’d love to hear (through) it.

  8. jeffery hathorn

    September 11th, 2011 at 4:20 am

    sounds like a great mic

  9. Gary Cole

    September 11th, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Hi Thanks for the info on these mics, can’t wait to hear them 🙂

  10. Eric Rabb

    September 12th, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Man, i hope i win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I NEED THIS MIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Scott Myers

    September 13th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    You seem to have the best of the best mics and this one seems to be no exception. Let’s skip the drawing stuff and just send me the mic so I can give you a real review of this sweet baby.
    Thanks.

  12. Paul Hancock

    September 13th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Always interest is learning about new mic. Will be watching the reviews.

  13. LECLERCQ

    September 15th, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Very Nice!

  14. Lou Remondelli

    September 15th, 2011 at 3:07 am

    this is the greatest pize ever and will work really well in my studio !

  15. David Greiner

    September 15th, 2011 at 5:43 am

    How sweet having a whole set of these might be in the locker…, but unfortunately this is not likely to happen (at this point in time) – I would have to start out with a first one!

    This contest would be one heck of a great way to get that first one……Pleeeeeease!!!!

  16. Bruce Bonebrake

    September 15th, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Sweet!

  17. Thomas Lynch

    September 15th, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    would love to win this beautiful mic.

  18. Christopher Arose

    September 15th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    This microphone would open up so many recording options for my band and I.

  19. William Arnold

    September 15th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I want it! Please let me win. I never win anything, ever!

  20. Berthold Burgues

    September 16th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    I haven’t mic please, I want it

  21. Jackie Diprimo

    September 19th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Got the perfect spot and the perfect people for usage of this mic…got to be in it to win it!

  22. Julien

    September 21st, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Coooool !

  23. Alex Rude

    September 25th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I NEED!

  24. Richard Links

    September 26th, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I own some Milabs, three VIP-50’s and a pair of their DC-196 (which you should review!)

    The DC-96-C is a total winner.

    I will make some room in my mic locker in anticipation of a SIXTH Milab.

    I love their products and tell everyone I know about them.