AKG C414

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Microphone Type – Condenser
Polar Pattern – Multi – Pattern Condenser
Frequency Response – 20Hz to 20kHz
48V Phantom Power – Yes

Microphone TypeCondenser
Polar PatternMulti-Pattern:

Wide Cardioid
Figure of 8
Frequency Response20Hz – 20KHz
+48v Phantom Power Required:Yes

The AKG C414 Condenser Microphone is a versatile and reliable microphone that can be used in a variety of applications. This microphone features a multi-pattern condenser, allowing you to switch between five different polar patterns:

It also features three bass cut filters (Hz) and three pre-attenuation filters (dB) so you can cut and mitigate the extremes of volume and low frequency. These features are useful as they help create clean recordings by reducing peaking and by removing the very low frequencies that, although imperceptible to the human ear, will still affect and muddy the frequencies that we can hear.

The C414 is great for recording vocals, giving them a crisp and modern sound, and for recording instruments such as acoustic guitars and pianos. It is also available as a pair and is great for getting accurate and clean recordings.

To use the C414, start by attaching the cradle to the microphone stand before putting the microphone in its cradle and twisting the bottom of the cradle until it is stable. Then, plug the XLR into the connection at the bottom of the microphone and the other end into the patch bay. Switch on the 48V Phantom power on the preamp or mixer and select the correct input in Pro Tools (the number of the input on the patch bay.) or on your mixer.