ART C3 Multi Pattern FET Condenser Microphone
- Exceptionally Warm Sounding FET Design
- Smooth Frequency Response
- Cardioid, Omnidirectional and Figure-8 Polar Patterns
- Two Position Pad & Two Position High Pass Filter Switches
- 34mm Gold Sputtered Diaphragm
Product Description Multi-pattern FET Condenser Microphone
The ART C3 multi-pattern wide diaphragm condenser microphone is one of the most versatile microphones available for your studio toolkit. Three selectable polar patterns, two position low frequency roll-off and two position pad switches on the body of the microphone ensure the C3 can easily be applied to virtually any recording or live application.
The ART C3 is the microphone of choice for recording critical tracks including solo vocals, saxophones, flutes, brass or woodwinds, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass. It excels anywhere superior sound quality is required, yet subtlety and clarity is paramount.
Due to its rugged construction and ability to handle high SPL, the C3 is an outstanding choice for live sound reinforcement or live recording applications. It can handle the levels you’d see on an overhead mic for drum kits or in front of guitar or bass cabinets.
Controls on the microphone itself include a -6 & -12dB pad switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud at-source signals, and a two position -12dB/octave low frequency roll off at 100Hz & 200Hz that reduces unnecessary low end ‘boominess’ and low frequency interference.
Multiple Polar Patterns:
A Cardioid polar pattern is the standard setting for almost all applications. It will give you the best results on most voice and a wide range of instruments. It offers full frequency response off of the front of the microphone. The advantage of proximity effect (increased low frequency response when microphone is placed close to sound source*) and excellent noise rejection from the sides and back, or 180′ position of the microphone.