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Austrian Audio OC818
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:06:11 AM »
Very cool new mic from the former AKG folks in Vienna. The app looks very useful - anyone heard of a street price on this?

https://austrian.audio/produkt/oc818/

Promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvTowbEhrc
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 11:25:28 AM »
They are exhibitin g in Frankfurt.  :coolguy:

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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 11:36:29 AM »
Love to check one out.  All that post production power is seductive. 
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 12:33:08 PM »
The Polardesigner app which works with it is interesting.
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 03:00:24 PM »
so where can i download the polardesigner vst plug-in?

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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 03:03:00 PM »
so where can i download the polardesigner vst plug-in?

It doesn't look like there is a download page yet. The mic just came out this week.

Here's a promo video for the mic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REvTowbEhrc
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 04:00:56 PM »
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Thanks for the video link. 
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2019, 10:08:00 AM »
The plugin is even open source.

https://github.com/AustrianAudio

Great to know that all this talent won't be wasted. I don't have many AKG products, just a couple of SE300B+CK93 microphones, but they really kick ass with the piano at the jazz club.
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2019, 02:09:50 PM »
Hey All:

I've been rocking a pair of OC818's for a minute now, and I love them.  Build quality is outstanding. 

For samples checkout: https://archive.org/details/@theocelot

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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 02:53:38 PM »
Cool.  I've been using the plug-in with my other dual output mics, there's a lot of power to be had there. 
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 08:47:09 PM »
Very nice.
Great to see their classic design continued in a compact and modern form factor.

Please DO NOT mail me with tech questions.  I will try to answer in the forums when I get a chance.  Thanks.

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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2019, 12:06:54 PM »

I'm curious about dual output mode on the OC818. Is it just a second output of the same source signal?
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 12:40:24 PM »

I'm curious about dual output mode on the OC818. Is it just a second output of the same source signal?


It looks like the rear of the capsule has a separate output, which gives the polar design software such flexibility.

Here's a detailed review:
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/austrian-audio-oc818-oc18
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Re: Austrian Audio OC818
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2019, 08:37:24 AM »

I'm curious about dual output mode on the OC818. Is it just a second output of the same source signal?

Yep, rear capsule available separately.  Choose polar pattern after the fact in post.  If you turn it 90 degrees so the capsules point sideways then it’s the same pattern as mid side with an omni mid.  Lots of options.   I have an MKH 800 Twin and a home made dual output TLM67 and use the post options all the time.  It’s really interesting to see what pattern works best in an unknown room after the fact.  The AA app has crossover points, so you can do really useful things like make the bass omni and hypercardioid above. 
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