These patterns, combined with the three-stage pad and filter controls, make STC-3X a incredibly flexible microphone, ideal for vocal and instrument recording as well as overhead, room, ensemble and spoken word applications.
The pack includes must-have accessories to get you up and running straight out of the box: a nylon-mesh popshield, spider-style shockmount, 5-metre XLR cable and zip-up pouch.
In figure-of-eight mode (switch to the left), the STC-3X picks up sound only to the front and rear of the mic, creating intimate-sounding results on instruments such as solo violin or flute, and can also be used to capture face-to-face interview or conversation.
In cardioid mode (switch in the centre), STC-3X picks up sound to the front and sides of the mic. This gives incredible results on vocals, guitar, guitar amp, piano, drums and other acoustic instruments. Its pickup is wide enough for you to record vocals and guitar at the same time, making STC-3X Pack an ideal tool for singer/songwriters.
In omni mode (switch to the right), STC-3X picks up sound from all directions meaning you can place it further out in a space or hang it overhead to capture a natural image of whatever you’re recording. This works especially well for piano, drumkit, ensemble and choirs.