The redesigned STC-1 instrument microphone is ideal for recording applications of all kinds. Its flexible design including a three-stage filter and pad switches is especially well suited for acoustic instruments, choir and orchestral recordings.
The STC-1 also performs exceptionally for drum and percussion overheads, and as a direct microphone for snare drums and cymbals.
The STC-1 is available in a Classic Silver finish with black lettering or Black Satin finish with gold lettering and may be purchased separately or as a matched pair (STC-1S). It is packaged in a velvet-lined wooden box with mounting clip and windshield.
Test i Recording Magazine:
"I was really impressed with this mic overall, especially when one considers its price. I compared the cardioid STC-1 to a few other pencil condensers in a similar price range; it was the most open and bright, with a nice full low end that offered a very dimensional sound. These were the brightest pencil condensers in my little roundup, but they are not spitty or harsh at all. The hypercardioid capsule was by nature both narrow in regard to rejection and also more “narrow” in tone, but this made it a very nice focused and mid-forward hi-hat mic.I really liked the STC-1, especially as an XY pair using the stereo bar on acoustic guitar, where it offered a nice natural clarity. I don’t say this often, but you would need to move up quite a bit on the price ladder to find a pencil condenser nicer than the STC-1 in this class."
Paul V. jnr.