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Key Features
  • Matched Pair of Mics for Stereo Setups
  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • 5-Position Polar Pattern Switch
  • Handmade Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Per-Diaphragm Output Connectors
  • Selectable Pad at -10 or -20 dB
  • Selectable 40/80/160 Hz High-Pass Filter
  • 48 VDC Phantom Powered
  • Design Custom Polar Patterns via Plug-In
  • Allows Wireless Remote Control via OCR8

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 In the Box
  • Austrian Audio OC818 Live Set Large-Diaphragm Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • 2 x Austrian Audio OCH8 Microphone Clip for OC818 or OC18 Microphone
  • 2 x Austrian Audio Foam Windshield for OC818 and OC18
  • 2 x Austrian Audio Mini XLR Cable for OC818, with Clip
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
MPN: 17002F10300 UPC: 810019100031

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