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In one of their latest product reviews, Rob Tavaglione finds Austrian Audio has put out a new microphone that combines the best of the old with a healthy dose of some extraordinary new features.
Engineered and manufactured in Austria, the OC818 is Austrian Audio’s premier, professional, large diaphragm microphone. Its high sensitivity, low self-noise and ability to handle everything from a whisper to extreme SPLs make it the most advanced microphone for studio, broadcast and live applications. As the unique ceramic capsule design is so consistent, any OC818 is match-paired with any other OC818, and when in cardioid mode, it can also be match-paired with any OC18, its affordable, smaller sibling.
"Beyond construction and materials, what really sets the 818 apart are its futuristic electronics, which include dual outputs, wireless remote control and post-production flexibility." - Rob Tavaglione
Considering the incredible versatility of the OC818 microphone, the quality kit, the post-production flexibility and PolarPilot’s utility (even if hampered by quirks and distance), the 818 is an easy recommendation at a very reasonable price. Easy stereo-pairing with other 818s and the OCR18 is another big plus that makes these mics a great choice for live show “tapers,” recording ambiences and classical recordists. It seems to me that Austrian Audio is off to a great start and are moving their legacy forward in worthwhile new directions.
Read the full review via the Pro Sound News website here.
Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit https://www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/austrian-audio