“The Austrian Audio OC818 are - without a doubt - the most versatile mics I’ve ever had in my studios ! Used them already in countless tracking sessions and they never failed to surprise me on so many different instruments and vocals with their unique clarity, incredible body and super smooth top end !”
One of the leading mixers, engineers and producers Andrea Lepori, recently discovered the Austrian Audio OC818 microphones as his new favourite mics in his Studio 45 and he shares some of his tips with us.
A couple of examples here, where I found the OC818 unbelievably good. Those are little placement tricks that I used to add character to my productions.
As mono drum kit
In Figure of 8
Positioned in between the front head of the kick and the bottom snare inclined at about 35°
When playing with phase they give me either an incredible crisp top end on the kit or a very punchy low mids pump.
Behind my upright piano facing the lower end of it.
In cardioid pattern
Just a couple of inches away from the piano frame
For that darker/folkish tone so distinctive of that instrument but never muddy thank you to your capsules.
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