AKG C451b

Microphone TypeCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Response20Hz – 20KHz
+48v Phantom Power Required:Yes

The AKG C451b is a versatile small diaphragm condenser microphone that is perfect for recording a range of musical instruments. With three bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation filters, it’s easy to reduce extreme volumes and low frequencies that can cause peaking and distortion in recordings. The C451B is great for recording instruments such as strings, percussion, and is even suitable for overhead microphone use. However, it’s not recommended for recording vocals as it’s a small diaphragm microphone and not very effective in capturing vocals.

To get started with the C451B, it’s important to properly set it up. First, attach the microphone clip to a stable stand and secure the microphone in the clip. Connect the XLR cable to the bottom of the microphone and the other end to a patch bay. Then, switch on the 48V Phantom power on the preamp or mixer and select the correct input in your recording software or mixer.