Schoeps MK 4V
The Schoeps MK 4V is a cardioid capsule for the Collette CMC 1 and CMC 6 series, featuring a transparent sound and high rejection from the rear-incident sources. It is the side address version of the MK 4 capsule.
The MK 4V was created in answer to requests for a cardioid with its main axis along the side. In addition to its usefulness in the concert hall, this capsule type is of particular value in speech recording, since its slight emphasis around 10 kHz helps to improve intelligibility.
The directional response is especially well maintained even at higher frequencies, due to the acoustically transparent housing. There is less high-frequency emphasis of off-axis sound than occurs with most small, axial-response cardioids. The MK 4V still sounds somewhat brighter than the MK 4, however, because of its overall frequency response.
The cardioid is the most popular type of directional microphone. It combines the highest level of audio quality with optimal suppression of rear-incident sound. SCHOEPS cardioids have a directional pattern that remains the same at all frequencies. The range of applications for cardioids is unlimited. They are used for speech as well as for instruments and vocal soloists.