Posts Categorized: akg

March 6

akg-d112Often referred to as ‘The Egg’, for obvious reasons, AKG D112 has been around for ages. A couple of decades ago it was just about the easiest mic to grab and get a great kick sound from. Thesedays, it seems like there are about 400 different kick drums microphones available, so D112 doesn’t scream out as loud for attention – but it is nevertheless still a great mic for your bass drum sounds. Goo goo g’joob… Read More »

October 2
Vintage Revival AKG C12VR

Vintage Revival AKG C12VRAKG describe their C12VR as the ‘holy grail of microphones’ and many recording engineers have long wanted to get their ears around one. Handcrafted in Vienna, the C12VR is full of goodness, with multiple polar patterns (9), and a valve for the extra-creamy-yet-detailed sound. Anyway, we’ve been purchasing vast… Read More »

March 18

From now until the end of March, we’ll be highlighting our favourite microphones as part of March Mic Madness. First up, the old faithfuls – referred to as the Industry Standard. Who’s in the club, how did they get there, and who is next in line to join the club? Back when we first opened Factory Sound, there was a handful of microphones that stood head and shoulders above the rest and were relied upon as the ‘go-to’ microphones. For live situations… Read More »

September 15

When was the last time you used a C414? For some it’s an every day thing, while others pull it out of the microphone cupboard when nothing else has worked – the good old dependable. Perhaps you’ve never used one. C414 has been in around in various forms since 1971, but we’ve never seen them this price – under the magical $1000… Read More »