Do you often find yourself sweeping a low cut filter on your vocal tracks to roll off the excess low end and clear up that space for the instruments that really NEED to occupy that space? Sure - your vintage Neumann is a great and classic vocal mic, but sometimes it seems to hold a vocal back from occupying that up front, clear but nestled-in type role you're aiming for. Enter the Miktek CV4: it's smooth and controlled enough to let vocals effortlessly settle into the right place in your mix, and it's got just enough low end and lowmid response to keep your vocal sounding rich and full, but not so much that it gets in the way! The CV4 has what sometimes seems like an AI brain that automatically cuts out the low end bloat that you were going to roll out during mix time. You'll have a better vocal from the start, and the singer will be able to hear their voice more clearly and give you a better performance too!
The Miktek CV4 is a large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone offering nine pick-up patterns. The CV4’s sound will please artists, producers and most seasoned engineers alike. The bottom end is big, warm and tight, with mids that are present and even, along with a high-frequency response that’s sweet and airy. The CV4 is ideal for recording single vocalists, and perfect for acoustic instruments, groups of vocals, piano, string ensembles, winds, overheads on a drum kit or as ambient room mics.
The CV4 utilizes the MK9 capsule developed by Miktek. This unique capsule features dual 1-inch diaphragms manufactured using 5-micron Mylar with a 0.4-micron layer of evaporated gold, which is precisely tensioned, mounted to carefully-tuned backplates, and set back-to-back to create the final capsule. Tight tolerances and special attention to precise machining of the backplate produce a linear off-axis response that ensures the accuracy of the microphone.
The Miktek CV4 is hand-built using components from the US, Europe and Asia, and is tested and packaged in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Each microphone includes its serialized frequency response graph created during final testing.
Together with an original NOS (new-old-stock) Telefunken EF800 tube, in which the high-voltage circuit has been uniquely implemented, the microphone challenges the performance of the best-in-class industry standards without hesitation.
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CV4 - 9-Pattern, Large Diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone