Sonic State Studio / Microphones / AKG C 1000 S

Average rating: 8.0/10 out of 10

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Dave Salt a part-timer user from United Kingdom writes:
I've used the C1000 as a lead vocalist in many live performances over the course of 14 years as well as having done many studio recording sessions. It has served me well and I really rate the quality of sound and performance. I'm sure there are many mics in the price bracket today that may be better, all I know is it was the best bang for your buck when I purchased it..

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Monday, 23-Jan-06 at 14:18
Eric Dannewitz a Professional user from USA writes:
I recently tried a AKG at a recording session. It was great. I had heard about these mics, but never really heard it in action. It does great in capturing flute and saxophone. It's a great mic for woodwind instruments. It works great on drums as well. The session had a few of these on the cymbals, along with a pair of Sennheiser 421s for the Toms.

For the price of this mic ($200), it is a great deal. I picked two up on Ebay for about $130 a piece.

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 06-Nov-02 at 3:53
Pat McNeil a Professional user from Canada writes:
This used to be the only reasonably priced cond. around, but there are many superior products (some of the cheaper AT's for instance) now.

The timbre of this mic is overall too boxy. Do yourself a favor and shop around a bit before buying.

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Saturday, 08-Jun-02 at 10:44
James J a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Well, I'm pretty new to the mic thing but, I really like this mic for my acoustic guitar and some of my percussion instruments. I was really surprised how the mic captured the instruments well. For the price you really can't bet it:)


Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Saturday, 22-Dec-01 at 11:26
Daniel Allocca a Professional user from USA writes:
The AKG C1000s is a great microphone for the project studio or live reinforcement enviornment. It does what they say it does, as usual with AKG,... captures choirs greatly, and it is an awesome mic for overhead drums (I actually prefer it to the c3000B). I am not too happy with it's reproduction of the human voice when being directly recorded...The brilliance in its high end gives way too many undesireable overtones, and on the two projects i used it on, i found myself just pretty much eq'n it out. On acoustic guitar it is great except that it picks up lots of pick noise in the high end...what ive been doing is using the akg c1000s on the body to pick up overtones and a rode nt1 on the strings.

Bottom Line: AKG c1000s great microphone for the money and a great product for any semi or proffesional engineer. The brilliance in the high end takes away from its vocal reproduction but makes cymbals sound smooth and natural as white on rice.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Friday, 18-Aug-00 at 11:10
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