The ART C3 Multi-Pattern FET Condenser Microphone features three selectable polar patterns, a two-position low-frequency roll-off and two-position pad switches, all of which ensure the C3 can easily be applied to virtually any recording or live application.
The C3 is the microphone of choice for recording critical tracks including solo vocals, saxophones, flutes, brass or woodwinds, acoustic guitars or acoustic bass. Due to its rugged construction and ability to handle high SPL, the C3 is a suitable choice for live-sound reinforcement or live-recording applications. It can handle the levels you'd see on an overhead mic for drum kits or in front of guitar or bass cabinets.
Controls on the microphone itself include a -6 dB & -12dB pad switch, allowing distortion-free reproduction of extremely loud at-source signals, and a two-position -12 dB/octave low-frequency roll-off at 100 Hz & 200 Hz that reduces unnecessary low-end ‘boominess' and low-frequency interference.
The included heavy-duty shockmount suspension virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.
A cardioid polar pattern offers full frequency response off of the front of the microphone. The cardioid pattern is ideal for single-instrument or vocal use. The pattern picks up sound only directly in front of the mic. In live sound applications and remote recording, ART C3's cardioid pattern offers excellent feedback rejection and better isolation, and will give you the best results on most vocal applications and a wide range of solo instruments including background brass and woodwinds, acoustic stringed instruments (violin, viola and cello), drums and percussion.
As a condenser microphone, the ART C3 requires phantom power to operate. The microphone's precision-tooled microphone body and dent-resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen protects the internal electronics and microphone capsule ensuring unmatched long-term reliability. The C3 comes equipped with an extremely secure custom shockmount. Aluminum carry case is included.