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moosers 20/05/2010

Josephson Engineering C42 : la opinión de moosers (content in English)

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The Josephson Engineering C42's are small diaphragm condenser microphones that are best suited for use in the recording studio. They advertise these as live mics as well, so I can't argue with this application of the mic, but I haven't used it for that myself. The mic has a standard cardioid pick up pattern and like most small diaphragm condenser mics, it's got a pencil shape to make it easy to stick almost anywhere. The mic will pick up frequencies between 40 Hz and 20 kHz, but definitely does have a better response to higher end frequencies.

OVERALL OPINION

The Josephson Engineering C42 seems to be great for many of the traditional applications that you would think of when you think of small diaphragm condenser mics, but it definitley goes beyond these applications as well. I've used the mic for recording acoustic guitar, and a pair of them as drum overheads, but also tried them for vocals and even for bass. While they definitely do work best for things where you'd be looking for a good amount of high end response, they are also more versatile than your average small diaphragm condensers. They certainly have a bright sound, but I didn't find them to be too bright, and if I did at times I'd just use a small amount of EQ and I'd be set. After using the the C42s, I was definitley surprised to see the price of these mics since it is definitely more than reasonable. While perhaps not as crisp sounding as the Neumann KM 184s, which would be the obvious comparison, at this price you really can't complain. I'd recommend the Josephson C42s as a great addition to any studio - either home or professional, as they are a rare mic that falls somewhere in between because of the great sound and reasonable price. I've only recently gotten the chance to check out Josephson's mics, and I'm really glad that I did...