AKG C414BXLII Vocal Condenser Microphone w/ Apogee One USB Interface

AKG C414XLII Vocal Condenser Microphone w/ Apogee One USB Interface

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Description

A classic microphone with a distinctive timbre especially designed for recording of solo vocals and solo instruments. Work horse for independent artists, broadcasting,  and on-stage miking as well.

With the introduction of the NeXt Generation C 414 B-XL models, AKG sets new benchmarks for useful features, improved technical specifications, ease of use and available accessories. All of these improvements are answers to requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and concert engineers, but with the basic sonic character of the legendary C 414 unaltered.


ONE is a pocket-sized USB microphone and music interface featuring the award winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with Apple's GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, or any Core Audio compliant application, ONE lets you create professional recordings anywhere.


With ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE's studio-quality stereo output.


There's a Mic Inside:
Tuned Aperture Microphone™ Technology

Unlike any interface in its class, ONE features an internal reference condenser microphone that has been fine-tuned by professional recording engineers to create Apogee's Tuned Aperture Microphone™ technology. ONE with its tuned aperture microphone and fitted with the optional custom mic mount is the ultimate portable recording solution for quickly capturing musical ideas, recording high quality demos, rehearsals, podcasts, lectures, interviews, voice-overs and more.


Choose your Mic:
World-Class Mic Pre input

For those who prefer the sound of their favorite microphone, ONE features a worldclass microphone preamp with phantom power and a gain range of +10 to 63 dB. Based on the award winning mic preamps in Apogee's Ensemble and Duet, ONE's preamp is digitally controlled by the encoder knob. Level can also be set from within Apogee's Maestro, or your Mac's Sound and Audio MIDI Setup control panels.


Headphones or Speakers:
Studio Quality Stereo Output

Hear your recordings in their truest form and rediscover your iTunes library with ONE's studio quality stereo output. Controlled by the encoder knob, the output of ONE is supplied by the 1/8" jack on the front allowing connection to either headphones or powered speakers.


Guitar, Bass and Keyboards:
Instrument Input

Plug-in and play is made easy with ONE's instrument input. Perfect for guitar, bass, and keyboard, ONE's instrument input has extremely low noise and a transparent signal path making it the ideal solution for recording or performing live with your Mac.


It's an Apogee:
Legendary Sound Quality at an Incredible Price

If you've been in a commercial recording studio, you've probably seen Apogee gear. If you haven't, you've heard it. Apogee products are preferred by recording pros around the world and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee available in a portable form factor and at the lowest price ever for a premium computer recording interface.


Take ONE Anywhere

ONE is powered by a USB connection to your Mac and offers 24 bit audio at sample rates of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz for pristine sound quality. With a footprint slightly larger than an iPhone, ONE's compact size is travel friendly, allowing you to record and perform professionally any place your music takes you.


ONE Touch Control:
The multifunction encoder knob

All of ONE's features are selectable and adjustable with just a click and a turn. ONE's single encoder knob provides complete control of the internal microphone, external microphone, instrument and output functions for input level and volume adjustment.


Connect easily: Instrument and microphone breakout cable


ONE uses an instrument and microphone breakout cable, designed to minimize its footprint in your creative space and maximize ease of use and aesthetic appeal.


The breakout cable provides clearly labeled high-quality connections for an instrument or microphone, as well as a natural strain relief between ONE and any connected items.


Making music on your Mac

Like Apogee's Duet and Ensemble, ONE is incredibly easy to use with Apple's GarageBand, Logic and Final Cut software. This makes getting started easy and adjusting ONE's levels and settings simple. The combination of ONE, Mac hardware and Apple's music creation software offers the most powerful and simple audio workstation available. Never has professional audio been so easy and affordable.

SKU AKG-C414XLII-KIT03
MPN AKG-C414XLII-KIT03
Features AKG C 414-XL II Mic Features:
  • High sensitivity and extremely low self noise
  • Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility
  • Two-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overload
  • Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
  • H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen.
  • High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
  • Completely immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference from digital gear, computer monitors, etc. thanks to solid metal housing and transformerless output stage
  • Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick visual indication
  • All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high reliability even in extremely humid conditions

Apogee One Features:
  • Single channel input using one of the following three options:
  • Internal condenser microphone
  • Balanced XLR microphone preamp input with +10 to 63 dB of gain
  • Unbalanced 1/4” high impedance instrument input, 0 to 45 dB of gain
  • Software selectable 48V phantom power
  • Line-level, 1/8” stereo output for headphones or unbalanced powered monitors
  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
  • Multi-function encoder knob for input gain control and output level control
  • 4 encoder function LED indicators
  • 3 segment LED input and output metering
  • Apogee’s Maestro software for advanced control and low latency mixing
  • Compatible with any Core Audio compliant audio application
H 85 Shock Mount

Universal shock mount for all microphones with shaft diameters from 19 to 26 mm (0.75 to 1 in.), e.g. C 414 B-XLS und C 414 B-XL II.

For the new C 414 B-XLS and C 414 B-XL II microphones, AKG designed a new shock mount that differs from the familiar H 100 as follows:

  • The outside ring has been reduced in diameter from 120 mm (4.7 in.) to 100 mm (4 in.)
  • The color has been changed from black to dark gray.
  • The clamping range has been increased from 22 - 26 mm (0.87 - 1.02 in.) to 19 - 26 mm (0.7 - 1.02 in.) to accommodate microphones with cylindrical or conical bodies or connectors including, e.g., the AKG Blue Line and ULS Series.

The H 85 shock mount keeps a lower profile than the H 100 and therefore looks better on the microphone.

The H 85 also matches several other AKG studio microphones, e.g., the C 2000 B, C 3000 B, and C 4000 B.

At present, the only microphones including an H 85 shock mount as a standard accessory are the C 414 B-XLS and C 414 B-XL II.

Specifications
AKG C 414-XL II Mic
Polar pattern
Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
Sensitivity
23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
Max. SPL
200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level
6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
88 dB
Preattenuation pad
-6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter slope
12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz
Impedance
<=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance
>= 2,200 ohms
Supply voltage
48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Current consumption
approximately 4.5 mA
Dynamic range
134 dB minimum
Connector
3-pin XLR to IEC
Dimensions
50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
Net weight
300 g (10.6 oz.)
Patent(s)
Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)
Apogee One Specifications:
Dimensions
2.25" W x 4.75" L x 1" H
System Requirements
Apogee One System Requirements:
Computer
Mac, with an Intel or Power PC G5 processor
Memory
1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
OS
10.5.7 or greater
Connection and Power
USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer
Package Contents
  • (1) AKG C 414-XL II Microphone
  • (1) H85 Shockmount
  • (1) Hard Carry Case
  • (1) W 414 X Windscreen
Includes:
  • (1) Apogee One
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Breakout Cable
  • (1) Software CD
  • (1) QuickStart Guide
Warranty Details
Warranty Information
Product: Period:
AKG C 414 XL II 2 Year
Apogee One 1 Year
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Description

Description

A classic microphone with a distinctive timbre especially designed for recording of solo vocals and solo instruments. Work horse for independent artists, broadcasting,  and on-stage miking as well.

With the introduction of the NeXt Generation C 414 B-XL models, AKG sets new benchmarks for useful features, improved technical specifications, ease of use and available accessories. All of these improvements are answers to requests from ever-demanding recording studios, broadcast stations and concert engineers, but with the basic sonic character of the legendary C 414 unaltered.


ONE is a pocket-sized USB microphone and music interface featuring the award winning sound quality that made Apogee Electronics famous. Designed to work easily with Apple's GarageBand, Logic, Final Cut, or any Core Audio compliant application, ONE lets you create professional recordings anywhere.


With ONE, you can record a single channel of audio using the specially tuned enclosure microphone, an instrument input for guitar, bass, or keyboard, or a world-class microphone preamp input. Listening with ONE is an entirely new experience as well. Hear your recordings and your iTunes library with incredible dimension and clarity through ONE's studio-quality stereo output.


There's a Mic Inside:
Tuned Aperture Microphone™ Technology

Unlike any interface in its class, ONE features an internal reference condenser microphone that has been fine-tuned by professional recording engineers to create Apogee's Tuned Aperture Microphone™ technology. ONE with its tuned aperture microphone and fitted with the optional custom mic mount is the ultimate portable recording solution for quickly capturing musical ideas, recording high quality demos, rehearsals, podcasts, lectures, interviews, voice-overs and more.


Choose your Mic:
World-Class Mic Pre input

For those who prefer the sound of their favorite microphone, ONE features a worldclass microphone preamp with phantom power and a gain range of +10 to 63 dB. Based on the award winning mic preamps in Apogee's Ensemble and Duet, ONE's preamp is digitally controlled by the encoder knob. Level can also be set from within Apogee's Maestro, or your Mac's Sound and Audio MIDI Setup control panels.


Headphones or Speakers:
Studio Quality Stereo Output

Hear your recordings in their truest form and rediscover your iTunes library with ONE's studio quality stereo output. Controlled by the encoder knob, the output of ONE is supplied by the 1/8" jack on the front allowing connection to either headphones or powered speakers.


Guitar, Bass and Keyboards:
Instrument Input

Plug-in and play is made easy with ONE's instrument input. Perfect for guitar, bass, and keyboard, ONE's instrument input has extremely low noise and a transparent signal path making it the ideal solution for recording or performing live with your Mac.


It's an Apogee:
Legendary Sound Quality at an Incredible Price

If you've been in a commercial recording studio, you've probably seen Apogee gear. If you haven't, you've heard it. Apogee products are preferred by recording pros around the world and have set the industry standard in professional recording for over two decades. ONE makes the legendary quality of Apogee available in a portable form factor and at the lowest price ever for a premium computer recording interface.


Take ONE Anywhere

ONE is powered by a USB connection to your Mac and offers 24 bit audio at sample rates of 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz for pristine sound quality. With a footprint slightly larger than an iPhone, ONE's compact size is travel friendly, allowing you to record and perform professionally any place your music takes you.


ONE Touch Control:
The multifunction encoder knob

All of ONE's features are selectable and adjustable with just a click and a turn. ONE's single encoder knob provides complete control of the internal microphone, external microphone, instrument and output functions for input level and volume adjustment.


Connect easily: Instrument and microphone breakout cable


ONE uses an instrument and microphone breakout cable, designed to minimize its footprint in your creative space and maximize ease of use and aesthetic appeal.


The breakout cable provides clearly labeled high-quality connections for an instrument or microphone, as well as a natural strain relief between ONE and any connected items.


Making music on your Mac

Like Apogee's Duet and Ensemble, ONE is incredibly easy to use with Apple's GarageBand, Logic and Final Cut software. This makes getting started easy and adjusting ONE's levels and settings simple. The combination of ONE, Mac hardware and Apple's music creation software offers the most powerful and simple audio workstation available. Never has professional audio been so easy and affordable.

SKU AKG-C414XLII-KIT03
MPN AKG-C414XLII-KIT03

Features

Features AKG C 414-XL II Mic Features:
  • High sensitivity and extremely low self noise
  • Five switchable polar patterns for placement and application flexibility
  • Two-color LEDs provide quick visual indication of selected polar pattern and output overload
  • Elastic capsule suspension greatly minimizes structurally-transmitted noise from chassis vibration
  • H 85 professional shock mount/stand adapter, PF 80 external pop filter and W 414 X external windscreen.
  • High sound pressure level capability and wide dynamic range
  • Completely immune to electrostatic and electromagnetic interference from digital gear, computer monitors, etc. thanks to solid metal housing and transformerless output stage
  • Three switchable bass cut filters and three pre-attenuation pads with LEDs for quick visual indication
  • All switchable components operate in low impedance circuits for ultra-high reliability even in extremely humid conditions

Apogee One Features:
  • Single channel input using one of the following three options:
  • Internal condenser microphone
  • Balanced XLR microphone preamp input with +10 to 63 dB of gain
  • Unbalanced 1/4” high impedance instrument input, 0 to 45 dB of gain
  • Software selectable 48V phantom power
  • Line-level, 1/8” stereo output for headphones or unbalanced powered monitors
  • A/D and D/A conversion @ 44.1/48kHz, 24-bit
  • Multi-function encoder knob for input gain control and output level control
  • 4 encoder function LED indicators
  • 3 segment LED input and output metering
  • Apogee’s Maestro software for advanced control and low latency mixing
  • Compatible with any Core Audio compliant audio application
H 85 Shock Mount

Universal shock mount for all microphones with shaft diameters from 19 to 26 mm (0.75 to 1 in.), e.g. C 414 B-XLS und C 414 B-XL II.

For the new C 414 B-XLS and C 414 B-XL II microphones, AKG designed a new shock mount that differs from the familiar H 100 as follows:

  • The outside ring has been reduced in diameter from 120 mm (4.7 in.) to 100 mm (4 in.)
  • The color has been changed from black to dark gray.
  • The clamping range has been increased from 22 - 26 mm (0.87 - 1.02 in.) to 19 - 26 mm (0.7 - 1.02 in.) to accommodate microphones with cylindrical or conical bodies or connectors including, e.g., the AKG Blue Line and ULS Series.

The H 85 shock mount keeps a lower profile than the H 100 and therefore looks better on the microphone.

The H 85 also matches several other AKG studio microphones, e.g., the C 2000 B, C 3000 B, and C 4000 B.

At present, the only microphones including an H 85 shock mount as a standard accessory are the C 414 B-XLS and C 414 B-XL II.

Specs

Specifications
AKG C 414-XL II Mic
Polar pattern
Omnidirectional, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure eight
Sensitivity
23 mV/Pa (-33 dBV) ± 0.5 dB
Max. SPL
200/400/800/1600 Pa = 140/146/152/158 dB (0/-6/-12/-18 dB) for 0.5% THD
Equivalent noise level
6 dB-A (0 dB preattenuation) (IEC 60268-4)
Signal/noise ratio (A-weighted)
88 dB
Preattenuation pad
-6 dB, -12 dB, -18 dB, switchable
Bass cut filter slope
12 dB/octave at 40 Hz and 80 Hz; 6 dB/octave at 160 Hz
Impedance
<=200 ohms
Recommended load impedance
>= 2,200 ohms
Supply voltage
48 V phantom power to DIN/IEC
Current consumption
approximately 4.5 mA
Dynamic range
134 dB minimum
Connector
3-pin XLR to IEC
Dimensions
50 x 38 x 160 mm (2.0 x 1.5 x 6.3 in.)
Net weight
300 g (10.6 oz.)
Patent(s)
Electrostatic transducer (Patent no. AT 395.225, DE 4.103.784, JP 2.815.488)
Apogee One Specifications:
Dimensions
2.25" W x 4.75" L x 1" H

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Apogee One System Requirements:
Computer
Mac, with an Intel or Power PC G5 processor
Memory
1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
OS
10.5.7 or greater
Connection and Power
USB, powered by any available USB port on the computer

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) AKG C 414-XL II Microphone
  • (1) H85 Shockmount
  • (1) Hard Carry Case
  • (1) W 414 X Windscreen
Includes:
  • (1) Apogee One
  • (1) USB Cable
  • (1) Breakout Cable
  • (1) Software CD
  • (1) QuickStart Guide

Warranty

Warranty Details
Warranty Information
Product: Period:
AKG C 414 XL II 2 Year
Apogee One 1 Year

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