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Austrian Audio OC18 & OC818 condenser microphones

Posted on: Tuesday 9th of April 2019

Austrian Audio debuted the new OC18 and OC818 large diaphragm condenser microphones, made in Vienna, both featuring the same handmade capsule at their heart. The OC18 is a precision microphone featuring a classic cardioid pick-up pattern, whilst the OC818 features multiple patterns, dual outputs for recording its forward-facing and rear-facing capsules independently, and optional Bluetooth wireless control.

The single-diaphragm OC18 and dual-diaphragm OC818 both feature the newly-designed handmade ceramic CKR12 capsule, resulting in no compromise in sound between the two models: any OC18 and OC818 can be used as a matched pair due to the extreme precision of our manufacturing and measuring processes.

The OC18 features a classic cardioid pick-up pattern and includes a selectable high-pass filter plus a -10/-20db Pad. The OC818 has the same filter and Pad, plus a variety of pick-up patterns selectable from the body, and something extra: dual audio outputs that allows the engineer to record the rear facing capsule independently of the forward-facing capsule. If both capsules are recorded to a stereo or dual-mono track, the free and Open Source PolarDesigner plug-in (Mac/Win: VST, AU & AAX) allows for control and tailoring of polar patterns between 1 and 5 bands with selectable crossover points during the mix process. The OC818 is also the first multi-patterned microphone to feature the world’s first wireless pattern and switching control via an optional transmitter/receiver (OCR8) that can be fitted to the rear of the microphone. This unique feature allows for a generous 255 discrete polar patterns between figure-of-eight, through all of the cardioid versions and into omnidirectional. The free control software, PolarPilot, will be available for iOS and Android. This all occurs in the analogue domain and there is no processing or conversion of the mic’s signal to digital.

“I couldn’t be prouder of what this heritage team has accomplished in under two years of development and now into full production. This is what happens when you reassemble a team that has decades of experience working together. Austrian Audio will bring back ‘Made in Vienna’ and will provide the tools to ‘Make your passion heard’”, stated Martin Seidl, CEO.

Each microphone will be available in a variety of Sets to fit different needs; a Studio Set with a custom Spidermount included, and a Live Set containing a pair of mics.
OC818 Studio Set, £879 RRP inc VAT
OC818 Live Set, £1579 RRP inc VAT
OC18 Studio Set, £599 RRP inc VAT
OC18 Live Set, £1149 RRP inc VAT
OCR8 Bluetooth Remote, £129 RRP inc VAT
All products will be available from May 2019.

Austrian Audio is distributed in the UK/ROI by Sound Technology Ltd.
www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/austrian-audio



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