The 818s are absolutely stunning! Not only they sound incredible on pretty much any source but they give me extreme flexibility to shape my sounds after the recording through PolarDesigner and Stereo Creator. The ability to manipulate my recordings by increasing/decreasing the size and space of an instrument is unparalleled. It allows for great creativity in ways I couldn’t before.
I have used the OC818s truly on everything. I’ve used them on the Hammond B3, on the Leslie, I’ve used them on the Grand Piano I’ve used them for overheads on the drum set, I’ve used them for tom toms on the drum set, I’ve used them as room mics, I’ve had them on acoustic guitar 6 and 12 string, I’ve had them on electric guitar amps: They work great everywhere. They’re so smooth and flat it’s crazy.
“The OC18 is my go-to everyday mic. It boasts the clarity and definition you need to produce professional vocal takes, and is dynamic enough to capture beautiful lush recordings of other instruments such as the acoustic guitar.”
For a long time, I’d been looking for a versatile, neutral, and top-level pair of microphones for my classical guitar recordings, in solo as in a duo with the flute. Now I’ve finally found in the OC 818 and OC18 the perfect solution to all my needs.
“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 !”
I am now using the oc818 and oc18 every day as overheads in my room. I also use them regularly on acoustic guitar, vocals, percussion, guitar amp and many other sources. They’re absolutely living up to everything I was told about. Amazing. thank you! WHAT A MIC!!
When selecting mics, I always look for something that provides clarity, but also captures the vibe. The OC818 fits the Bill perfectly. The ability to pair it with any other OC818 or OC18 (in cardioid mode) is amazing and incredibly useful. I’ve yet to try these mics on something I don’t love them on!