Behringer C1 is an affordable large diaphragm condenser microphone suitable for home recording, studio recording, and live applications, to capture vocals as well as instrument sounds flawlessly. The design parts being made of high-grade materials with a strong, firm construction technology marks the Behringer C1 as a high fidelity, long life microphone.
Different sound frequencies and applications require varied kinds of microphones. Based on the same, the studio microphones mainly fall in two categories namely, dynamic microphone and condenser microphone. Dynamic microphones are more responsive to low to mid frequencies, condenser microphone works perfectly with extended high frequencies.
Condenser microphone, based on its design is further categorized as large diaphragm and small diaphragm condenser mics. Small diaphragm condenser (SDC) mics are miniatures of large diaphragm mics and hence are also referred as pencil condensers. Small diaphragm exhibits quicker response to frequencies and are hence excessively used for realistic stereo recording techniques and acoustic instruments miking.
Large diaphragm condenser (LDC) mics are the large, flashy mics mostly seen at every professional recording studio. It’s like a multitask master which supports all kinds of sources and manages every task. With their sonically pleasant qualities and selectable polar patterns, these exhibit high versatility to suit any recording scenario.
Behringer C1 has a frequency response of 40 Hz-20 kHz and hence offers less low-end capacities. The pressure-gradient transducer and shock mounted capsule further help in delivering even, flat frequency response. It is thus a good preference for vocals and instruments such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano and drum. C1 can be conveniently used as a main or support microphone.
Behringer C1 requires an external power for output delivery. It features a red LED which indicates the supply of the phantom power, thereby ensuring noise-free transmissions with greater transparency.
Highlights of Behringer C1 studio condenser microphone:
- Cardioid pickup pattern for effective sound source separation and feedback elimination.
- Pressure gradient transducer with shock mounted capsule
- Ultra low-noise transformer-less FET input eliminates low-frequency distortion.
- Led indicating phantom power operation
- Gold-plated 3-pin XLR connector for highest signal integrity.