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AKG C414 XLS Large Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
DescriptionFor those who like the AKG C414 XII for vocals, the AKG C414 B-XLS is perfect for all your instrumental recording needs. With five switchable polar patterns including cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-of-eight and more, the B-XLS is an incredible versatile instrument mic, and its high SPL handling capability gives it a wide range of potential. A huge dynamic range coupled with low self-noise and high sensitivity helps the AKG C414 B-XLS stand out in the C414 series.
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Discussed in Any tips on how to nail the Moon Safari sound? in the TalkBass community
Nicolas Godin from AIR on the Gear Used in "Moon Safari": "A lot of speculations been made on the bass sounds on the album in general, and I've love to make my own personal wager-is it an old Höfner with flatwound strings? The tracks with really heavy bass like "All I Need" were recorded live with my Fender Precision that ... ... more
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