On April 24, 2020, sales of a new microphone from the leader in the production of microphone equipment in Russia – the Oktava plant (part of the Rostec state corporation) will be started. The vocal dynamic microphone MD-305 was presented for the first time at the NAMM Show 2020 music exhibition, which was held in January in the United States.
The microphone MD-305 belongs to a professional line but it is suitable not only for concert use but also for working at home. The device provides the most accurate and transparent sound reproduction and works perfectly for a vocal. The rated frequency range is 50 to 16,000 Hz. In addition, MD-305 has an integrated pop filter that provides seamless operation and minimizes wind and breath noises, and harsh consonant sounds.
“Due to its versatility, MD-305 will be popular in educational institutions. Including the framework of the National Projects ‘Culture’ and ‘Education’. We managed to create a model ideal for vocals and speech, combining the ability to mic up a wide variety of instruments,” noted the Director of Marketing of Oktava, Lyubov Stalnova.
The brand-new MD-305 transmits the vocalist's voice without distortions even at a high volume level. The microphone weight in the metal case is about 300 grams. The microphone is resistant to vibration coming from the performer's hands – the capsule is attached to a shock absorber which prevents mechanical impact.
“We have tested the microphone Oktava MD-305: we recorded the vocals and keyboard instruments. And I may say that the microphone is equally good for both the voice and the instrument. Often when working in the studio, you hear the sound in headphones well, and then you get a strongly compressed, averaged sound on the record. MD-305 does not compress the sound, the entire range is saved in the record. The microphone emphasizes the delicate notes extremely well”, – said the leader and vocalist of the folk group “EthnoKaif” Anna Vlasova.
“Octava” is popular in Russia and abroad not only due to the favourable combination of price and quality but also due to the high reliability of studio equipment. Traditionally, the company produced both studio and live sound microphones but since the 90s of the last century, it has not designed new dynamic models. MD-305 development will allow the Russian manufacturer to return to this market segment, which, according to experts, accounts for 48% of the entire market of wired microphones in Russia.