You won't find a better mic for delivering a pure, clean, natural sound. The SR30/HC (same as the SR78) is the hypercardoid version of their much-loved SR Series microphones. Like other members of the SR family, the SR30/HC delivers smooth clear sound, both on-stage and in the studio. If off axis rejection is a must and you demand the highest performance standards, the SR30/HC is for you.
Earthworks SR30/HC Features :
- Superb off-axis rejection make the SR30 suitable for capturing audio in highly ambient environments and near monitor speakers.
- Fast Transient Response capable of capturing signal rich in transient peaks without noise and distortion.
- High SPL Handling provides incredible headroom.
- Hypercardioid Polar Pattern.
Earthworks Cardioid microphones are unlike all the rest, as they have patented near-perfect Cardioid patterns. The sound across the entire front hemisphere is remarkably uniform and is flatter at 90 degrees than most microphones are on-axis. This results in uncolored off-axis rejection for recording and greater Gain before Feedback for live sound. They effortlessly handle up to 145dB SPL while simultaneously revealing subtle details that other microphones mask. All SR models are a superb value and will provide excellent results for both live performance and recording applications.
Hypercardioid - 30Hz to 30kHz. The SR30/HC (same as the SR78) offers all of the same characteristics and performance as the SR30, with a superb Hypercardioid Pick-Up Pattern. This is the Microphone of choice for applications requiring the very best in audio quality and a tighter Pick-Up Pattern where more off-axis rejection is needed.
The SR30/HC (same as SR78) offers exceptional directional performance for guitar, sax, flute, drums, bass, and vocals. It is ideal for natural sound combined with more off-axis rejection, or to reduce unwanted room sound. It can pick an acoustic instrument, like a guitar, out of an ensemble while still sounding detailed and life-like. It is a powerful tool for broadcast and vocal production applications because its clarity and detail enhances verbal communication. For open, uncolored clarity combined with off-axis uncolored rejection, try an SR30/HC and listen to what it doesn’t pick up.
If you are looking for a directional microphone with full, open, detailed sound, your search has ended! Once you use the Earthworks SR30/HC you will wonder how you ever got along without it.
If you prefer transparency over coloration, a matched pair of SR30/HC's is a 'must have'. Listen! You can hear all of the sound with the SR30/HC. It sounds like you are there. This is the microphone of your dreams!