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Factory-installed transformer upgrades for Cascade, Oktava, MXL ribbon microphones

Monday, September 14th, 2009 | by matthew mcglynn

Transformer upgrades for ribbon mics are no longer the sole purview of the mic modder crowd — now Cascade, MXL, and Oktava are offering factory-upgraded ribbon microphones with CineMag and Lundahl transformers.

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Overhead mic shootout: STO-2, MK-012, M179

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 | by matthew mcglynn

I’ve been using a pair of Oktava MK-012 SDCs as my go-to overhead mics for years, ever since I conducted a shootout comparing the MK-012 to AKG C1000S and EV 635a mics. To my ear, the Oktavas won that test handily, offering better imaging, broader frequency response, and more musical results as compared to the […]

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Oktava MK-012 Capsule Review

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 | by Michael Joly

One of the best-known hybrid mics on the market, the Oktava MK-012 FET condenser body will accommodate a dozen different small- and large-diaphragm capsules. Here is a visual inventory and applications guide to the Lomo, Blue, and Oktava capsules for this ubiquitous pencil mic.

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