Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

BH #AUOC818LVSET • MFR #OC818 PAIR
Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
Key Features
  • Matched Pair of Mics for Stereo Setups
  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • 5-Position Polar Pattern Switch
  • Handmade Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
Designed by a team of former AKG personnel, the Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set is a matched pair of large-diaphragm studio condenser microphones offering detailed audio capture and immense sonic customization that's ideal for stereo miking solo instruments, drum kits, and ensembles. The handmade 1" ceramic capsule features two gold-plated polymer membranes to enable multiple polar patterns. Utilize the 5-position switch to set the OC818 to figure-8, hypercardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional, or wide cardioid. Each diaphragm is routed to a separate output connector for simple dual-channel recording, which allows you to design custom polar pattern responses across five frequency bands via the open-source PolarDesigner plug-in.
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  • This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

Austrian Audio OC818 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Microphone Features
  • 3PolarPilot App Features
  • 4PolarDesigner Plug-In Features

Designed by a team of former AKG personnel, the Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set is a matched pair of large-diaphragm studio condenser microphones offering detailed audio capture and immense sonic customization that's ideal for stereo miking solo instruments, drum kits, and ensembles. The handmade 1" ceramic capsule features two gold-plated polymer membranes to enable multiple polar patterns. Utilize the 5-position switch to set the OC818 to figure-8, hypercardioid, cardioid, omnidirectional, or wide cardioid. Each diaphragm is routed to a separate output connector for simple dual-channel recording, which allows you to design custom polar pattern responses across five frequency bands via the open-source PolarDesigner plug-in.

Alternatively, the secondary output can be connected to the optional OCR8 Bluetooth module if you wish to enjoy convenient wireless control and selection of 255 polar patterns via the free iOS/Android PolarPilot app. Being 48 VDC phantom powered, the OC818 does not require batteries or an external power supply.

Front-panel switches are provided for easy access to the pad and roll-off settings. Set the pad to -10 or -20 dB to avoid distortion when miking loud sources such as drums or guitar cabinets. Activate the high-pass filter at 40, 80, or 160 Hz for attenuation of low-frequency problems including rumble and proximity effect. The OC818's housing is constructed of zinc-aluminum alloy for strength and durability. The OC818 Live Set includes two mic clips, two mini 5-pin XLR to 3-pin XLR cables, and two windscreens for mitigating noise from breaths and blasts of air.

Microphone Features

  • Matched within 1 dB for spectral accuracy and precise imaging in stereo configurations
  • 5-position polar pattern switch for figure-8, hypercardioid, cardioid (dual-cardioid mode when using the secondary output), omnidirectional, and "preset mode," which defaults to wide cardioid, but can be set to anything via the free iOS/Android PolarPilot app and optional OCR8 Bluetooth dongle (required for PolarPilot control)
  • Microprocessor control of polarization voltages
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range
  • Dual outputs for recording each diaphragm separately
  • Balanced 3-pin XLR main output
  • Mini 5-pin XLR secondary output
  • Includes two mini 5-pin XLR to 3-pin XLR adapter cables for secondary output connection
  • Includes two mic clips and two windscreens
  • Debuts Austrian Audio's Open Acoustics Technology
  • Made in Vienna

PolarPilot App Features

  • Wireless control of polar pattern, pad, and high-pass filter settings in real time via Bluetooth (optional OCR8 required)
  • Save, recall, and share favorite settings
  • Discover and create 255 discrete polar patterns
  • One setting can be stored in OC818 for use without PolarPilot app
  • No digital technology in the audio or bias paths
  • 60-second clipping monitor/logger

PolarDesigner Plug-In Features

  • Craft different polar pattern responses across 1-5 crossover bands
  • Store, recall, and share presets
  • Powerful Terminator AI for eliminating or rescuing selected frequencies and instruments
  • Equalization control for imprinting the tonality of free-field or diffuse-field idealized responses
  • Per-band solo/mute
  • Supports comprehensive automation
  • Linear phase
  • Optimized for use with the OC818 in dual-output mode, but works with any dual-output source
UPC: 810019100031

Austrian Audio OC818 Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Pressure Operated
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8, Hypercardioid, Omnidirectional, Wide-Angle Cardioid
Pattern SelectionSwitched
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
Low-Cut Filter12 dB/Octave @ 40 Hz
12 dB/Octave @ 80 Hz
6 dB/Octave @ 160 Hz
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Impedance275 Ohms
Sensitivity13 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
1 x TB5M
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption4 mA
Physical
Operating Temperature32.00 to 131.00°F / 0 to 55°C
Storage Temperature-13 to 140.00°F / -25 to 60°C
Length6.18" / 157 mm
Diameter2.48" / 63 mm
Weight12.70 oz / 360 g
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