Austrian Audio unveils two new instrument mics with a swivel joint mechanism
27.04.2022

Austrian Audio unveils two new instrument mics with a swivel joint mechanism

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Words by Mixdown Staff

Allowing up to 220º rotation to perfectly align to the sound source

Austrian Audio has unveiled two new microphones with the active-dynamic OD5, and the condenser OC7.

What you need to know:

  • Austrian Audio has unveiled two new microphones with the active-dynamic OD5, and the condenser OC7.
  • Both microphones feature their ‘swivel joint’ mechanism which allows the microphone basket to be rotated 220º in the field.
  • Both microphones also feature Austrian Audio’s ‘linear cardioid’ polar pattern which captures sound not only from the front, but also from the rear or side, perfectly and undistorted.

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Both microphones feature their ‘swivel joint’ mechanism which allows the microphone basket to be rotated 220º in the field, allowing it to be very easily aligned precisely to the sound source or according to personal sound preferences without having to awkwardly adjust or loosen the microphone stand.

“Frustrations such as microphones falling off or fingers pinched on the stand are now a thing of the past,” Austrian Audio said.

“Musicians and sound techs are familiar with the problem of microphone stands that are screwed on too tightly and can hardly be reached in the forest of stands on stage. 

“Once you finally get them loose, they lose their position completely – making fine adjustments to microphone angles by a few degrees difficult.”

Both microphones also feature Austrian Audio’s ‘linear cardioid’ polar pattern which captures sound not only from the front, but also from the rear or side, perfectly and undistorted.

The Vienna-made microphones also boast individual features, as the OC7’s true condenser capsule is perfectly protected by the microphone basket and can therefore be positioned without hesitation even in places where the microphone might be subjected to knocks.

The OC7 is equipped with a second order high-pass filter with an operating frequency of 40 or 80Hz, with a -10dB pad.

With an outstanding 154dB SPL (>160dB SPL with pad), the OC7 is extremely resistant to overload. 

The OD5 features the same active-dynamic circuit featured in the OD505 vocal microphone, ensuring that even long cable runs have no negative effect on the signal. 

Additionally, the active-dynamic design allows the integration of a proper high-pass filter.

In the OD5, a cut & boost filter is applied at 80Hz, and the second position at 120Hz is a common second order high-pass filter.  

It also features a -10dB pad and is suited for use on various drums with an optional custom mount.

Head to Austrian Audio for more information. For local enquiries, reach out to Grid Technologies.