Grab the updated AKG C1000 S MK4 and see what you've been missing. Music Experience have long recommended the C1000 S to project studio engineers and field recording specialists for years because of its clarity and versatility, and this updated version is more versatile than ever. Switchable capsule caps provide cardioid and hypercardioid polar pattern, plus an optional gain boost, while the addition of a switchable pad and highpass filter let you tailor the frequency response to a wide range of applications. You can power the C1000 S MK4 with a pair of AA batteries for up to 120 hours, making it a great companion for your mobile recording. What's more, the internally shockmounted capsule has been redesigned with gold-plating to resist rust and corrosion.
The versatility of the C1000 S MK4 makes this an extremely popular model, and one ideally suited for all kinds of recording and live sound applications. If no phantom power is available, the mic can be powered by two standard AA batteries, making it perfect for mobile use. With its new battery monitoring electronics, the C1000 S MK4 features a reliable LED warning light. The red LED above the microphone switch lights up when the C1000 S MK4's remaining battery life falls below 45 minutes. You'll never be caught with a useless mic in situations where phantom power is not available!
Many of us here at Music Experience have used C1000 S models since they first came out, and they're wonderful mics for acoustic guitar, percussion, and even certain types of vocals. One of the things that makes this mic particularly versatile is its switchable diaphragm cabs, which let you choose between cardioid and hypercardioid polar patterns, or add a presence boost. With the presence boost adapter in place, you get an extra 3-5dB of high-end enhancement between 5kHz and 9kHz, which can be a real asset if you're using your C1000 S MK4 for ENG or interview applications.
One of the most surprising things about the C1000 S MK4 revision is the addition of both a highpass filter and a pad. While you won't find these controls on the outside of the mic, they're accessible via the battery compartment, where you can't accidentally switch the setting during run-and-gun recording. The highpass filter is set at 80Hz, which is perfect for cutting out handling noise (already mitigated by the internal spider shockmount) and proximity effect. That's particularly useful when you hand the mic to an inexperienced speaker for ENG applications. Likewise, there's a switchable -10dB pad onboard, which can save you from preamp overloads if you're recording loud drums or guitar cabinets.
The updated version of the C1000 S multipurpose small-diaphragm condenser microphone is extremely popular for its versatility. It is suitable for recording and live-sound applications as well as for ENG/EFP and video productions. Its gold sputtered capsule housing makes the microphone extremely rugged against humidity. If no phantom power is available, the C1000 S can be powered by two standard AA batteries for up to 120 hours. More versatile than ever before, the new C1000 S features a bass-cut switch and a switchable -10 dB pad. The polar pattern can quickly be switched from cardioid to hyper-cardioid. Three different frequency settings are adding more clarity to speech and instrument sounds.
The AKG C1000 S MK4 condenser mic is great for studio and mobile recording!