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stompboxjon 30/08/2012

Oktava MK-219 : la opinión de stompboxjon (content in English)

"Glad I used it"

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The Oktava MK 219 is a cardioid , large pattern fixed microphone that provides a high pass filter switch also known as a roll of switch, as well as a 10dB pad switch. If you want to use this microphone for vocals it is almost a must to have a pop filter. If you choose to not have a pop filter you will hear the effects of not having one. I made these mistake years ago and immediately got my pop filter out. Without using a pop filter the MK 219 will sound horrible and really cheap. But if you use a pop filter you will hear how good the microphone really sounds, it is very warm and natural sounding. Oktava claims that the microphone can be used for pianos, as well as acoustic guitars. With acoustic guitars I say yes, but pianos I say no, I don’t feel like the microphone can give a natural piano sound when using it. I have tried it and didn’t like it. But it does sound very good on acoustic guitars.


There are a lot of other microphones on the market that have similar specs to the MK 219 and will give you a sound like the MK 219 but they will cost almost twice as much as the MK 219 does. This microphone will give you a great quality recording and it’s a pretty universal microphone. Vocals will sound amazing (with pop filter) and your acoustic recordings will too. The value for the sound of this microphone is great, it could easily cost twice as much as it does. I was very happy with the decision to use this microphone a few years back, it was one of the best multi purpose microphones that I have ever owned and could afford to own for home recording. You have to try the Mk 219 by Oktava!