The AKG C414 is a Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone that is used widely around all major recording or even home studios.
Having a matched pair for this microphone really helps to capture stereo sounds like a Drum Overhead or even for stereo micing a Piano.
The C414 is a very versatile microphone and has a naturally bright sound to it. It can be used in multiple scenarios from recording the acoustic guitar, to drum overheads to even a guitar cabinet. The one thing that stands common amongst all recordings done with a C414 is the natural bright texture of the microphone.
Another amazing characteristic of this microphone is its ability to record really loud sounds. You can use to record a snare even! Not a lot of condenser microphones can do this. The C414 sounds good on a lot of instruments but there are only a few sounds on which it sounds exceptional.
Paired with a good microphone preamp this microphone can do wonders.
This microphone is great to record Vocals, Guitar Cabs, and even Snare. This microphone has a very characteristic high mid boost and can work great when it’s used on the right instruments
We very often use these microphones in the studio to capture the room sound using AB mixing.