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Sontronics STC-1 small-diaphragm pencil condenser microphone

SONTRONICS STC-1 condenser microphone
Our best-selling Sontronics STC-1 small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone is ideally suited to recording instruments of any kind, from acoustic guitar to flute, trumpet, bongo or violin.

The STC-1 is designed to give outstanding results every time on solo strings, woodwind, brass or percussion instruments as well as guitar and other strummed instruments, and is also perfect for field recording, video and film work, or overhead miking on stage as well as in the studio.

"On tour we used STC-1 with the Hyper capsule on
hi-hat and it was amazing. I could hear every detail"

JOE BROWN, FOH engineer (Extreme)

Thanks to its three-stage filter (0, -10, -20dB) and pad (0, 75, 150Hz) switches, the STC-1 is one of the most flexible microphones in its class and gives impressive, professional studio-quality results for an affordable price, regularly outclassing mics that cost many times more.

As well as direct-miking various instruments, the STC-1 is fantastic for overhead and room miking, especially when used with our optional OMNI capsule. And when used in a pair – either two individual STC-1 mics or in our stereo matched STC-1S with mounting bar – it becomes even more versatile.

"The STC-1 is fantastic for instruments and as an overhead mic. I would never believe you could get so much detail and quality from such an affordable mic"
XAVIER MARQUES, Artist/Producer

Available in matt black/gold or nickel silver/black, the STC-1 is supplied in a velvet-lined wooden box with his mic clip and a foam windshield. Like all our microphones, the STC-1 is covered by our unique LIFETIME WARRANTY.

The STC-1 has a fixed cardioid pattern but the capsule head can be removed and replaced with our interchangeable OMNI or HYPER capsules (also available in black or silver) to turn one mic into three! With the OMNI capsule fitted, the STC-1 becomes the perfect overhead or room mic, ideal for recording ensemble, drumkit, piano or group vocals. With the HYPER capsule fitted, STC-1 takes on a much more focused pickup range, which is ideal for hi-hat, acoustic guitar and harmonica.

The Sontronics STC-1 is an excellent all-rounder, whatever or wherever you're recording!


Sontronics STC-1 Black & Silver - hi-res images
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• small-diaphragm condenser mic
• cardioid pattern
• ideal for direct-miking instruments and percussion
• with mic clip and foam windshield

• acoustic guitar and guitar amps
• solo woodwind & strings
• percussion
• sitar, bouzouki and banjo
• string, brass or wind ensemble
• video/film & field recording
• foley work
• in pairs for drumkit, overhead &
room miking

Sontronics STC-1 - ideal for acoustic guitar, guitar amps, solo woodwind, brass & strings, percussion, drumkit, overhead, banjo, video & film recording

Polar pattern:
Cardioid (optional OMNI and HYPER capsules available)
Frequency response:
25Hz - 20kHz
12mV/Pa -36dB ±2dB
(0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
Impedance: ≤200 Ohms
Equivalent noise level: 16dB
Max SPL: 137dB (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz)
Power source: 48V ±4V phantom power required
Connector: Three-pin XLR
Dimensions: 162 x 24 x 24mm
Weight: 214g
Supplied with: Mic clip, foam windshield

Sontronics STC-1 Black close-up