Whew, for a second there today, I thought nothing good was gonna come through the newswire. Seriously, how many posts about new sample libraries can one take before they lose it and start watching “Limitless Studios TV” on YouTube. Seriously, if you want a good laugh, go take a look… bless their hearts they try.
Well what do we have here? That’s a sleek looking piece of gear. This is the Sennheiser MK4 and it has the company diving into new territory.
Presenting the new MK 4, a large-diaphragm true condenser microphone. This cardioid microphone, which is manufactured in Germany, is Sennheiser’s first large-diaphragm side-address microphone and focuses on giving the best possible sound quality rather than technical extravagance. It provides a powerful yet warm sound that is both direct and tight with fine treble resolution.
The MK 4 with its nickel-coloured finish was developed for professional users in project studios, but is equally well suited for other recording environments and is tough enough for use on stage. It is also a microphone that is affordable for home recordists and musicians. The finest sound structures are well resolved, and sound coming from the sides is picked up without colouration and so does not change the overall sound quality. The microphone has a very harmonious presence; it has vivid mids and is also very detailed in the bass range. At the same time, typical cardioid cancellation is relatively frequency-independent.
Can’t wait to hear what this thing is made of. The MD 421s are a go-to in any drummer’s mic locker so we know the company knows what they’re doing. I’m eager to see how their take on the large-diaphragm condenser sounds.