Austrian Audio OC818-LIVE is a pair of multipattern studio microphones with a few extra tricks under their hoods.
Each microphone is exactly what you’d find inside the box of an OC818 Studio – just without the extra ‘studio-vibe’ accesories – ie, this pair does not include the suspension, gooseneck popfilter or hardcase. It’s simply a pair of the wonderful OC818 microphones, with foam windsocks and ‘standard’ stand mounts – ready for your touring rig as drum overheads, guitar microphones, or all kinds of orchestral applications.
Of course, OC818-LIVE also includes a couple of the mini-XLR adapter cables – just like you’d find in the ‘studio’ version – meaning that the dual output functionality is still most definitely available in this live pair variant.
It also means that you can (instead) connect the optional OCR8 bluetooth remote to each OC818, allowing for iOS or Android control over the pads, filters and polar patterns of your microphones. This is especially useful if you’ve got the microphones stuck up a tree inside your concert hall.
If you’re not requiring the multipattern functionality (or the wonders of dual output), check out the equally high-performing OC18-Live (pair) or OC18 studio (single).