First let me talk about the OC18 you sent me. it’s amazing, I use it all the time; it’s so sensitive. it’s really crazy and it’s warm actually both microphones are warm I love the tone. And they are pretty flat. The OC 818 is on incredible piece of machinery it is ultra-versatile. The The polar patterns are great and I love that I can see a graphic display of what the microphone is doing with the polar app.
Polo Jones is the bassist and musical director for Italian Superstar Zucchero and has worked with Carlos Santana, Ray Charles, Sting, Luciano Pavarotti, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck, Andrea Bocelli, Bono, Joe Cocker, Brian May, Narada Michael Walden, Larry Graham, Delores O’Riordian & others. His work with longtime partner Zucchero and others can be heard on more than nine multi-platinum certified and Grammy award-winning recordings, including work on Whitney Houston’s Mega Hit Song “I’m Every Woman” from her movie “The Bodyguard”, which is a 25X platinum-certified album. Polo’s work is also credited on other notable projects with Paul Young, Pavarotti, film soundtracks and trailers such as “Batman Returns”, “Wrong Turn” (2005), etc.
The headphones are ultra clear I use them to kind of check my mixes when they sound muddy just to check out to the imaging and clarity. I guess the best word for the headphones is spatial.
A long list of other artist affiliations includes such notables as The Doobie Brothers, Randy Jackson, Cheb Mami, Corrado Rustici, Peter Vettese, Michael Shrieve, Vinnie Colaiuta, Neil Schon, Clarence Clemmons, Nils Lofgren, Randy Crawford, Duran Duran, Jermaine Jackson, Pia Zadora, Levon Helm, Adrian Legg, Bill Withers, Greg Phillinganes, Solomon Burke, David Garibaldi, Tower of Power Horns, Memphis Horns, Michael Kaman, Steve Smith, Chuck Rainey, Sista Monica and many more.
Due to the covid I’m just now starting to do sessions we just had to make our studio Covid friendly.
So these are my go to microphones for just about everything I do. My partner was blown away when he used the microphone had nothing to say but good things to say.