Academy Dashboard Forum Studio Gear Talk AKG C214, C414XLII or C414XLS, Thoughts? Reply To: AKG C214, C414XLII or C414XLS, Thoughts?

Grant MacPhee

    I have used the C-414-XLII and C414-XLS interchangeably in the studio in the past. I don't see a huge difference in them sonically. They are a workhorse mic for me, I've used them on a ton of instruments and different setups. Like the changeable polar patterns and its all around a great mic to have in the locker. I like them a lot on acoustic instruments, stringed instruments, sometimes vocals. I used them a lot in mid side setups  and blumlein setups for choirs and large bands in the past.