Need an affordable, robust, high-quality vocal mic? Austrian Audio’s OD303 may just be the answer

There are a lot of things to look for in a good-quality vocal microphone and those things often depend on the scenario in which you intend to use it. For most vocalists, performing live is where they will require solid performance in both sound and build quality.

While there are plenty of options out there, few address the facets and flaws of performing in a live situation that can be detrimental to the overall sound quality of what the audience hears. Luckily, the OD303 from Austrian Audio features the technology to combat such issues.

Austrian Audio’s Open Audio Technology is the key to ensuring feedback stability in a live situation. It delivers a super-cardioid polar pattern that is now positioned for capturing a wide frequency band. So you can be assured that you are capturing the best quality sound possible in often tricky live situations.

Furthermore, Austrian Audio has also recognised another issue during live performances: the tendency to hold the microphone close to the head-grille, which can often lead to some tricky mixing for sound engineers. The OD303’s design helps to ensure that this mic technique doesn’t affect the overall sound.

And it’s not just these unique characteristics that are dealt with as the microphone’s dual-capsule is ideal for handling unwanted noise and vibrations that can be problematic in live situations. Combined with Austrian Audio’s very own 3D Pop Noise Diffuser, loud plosives are reduced dramatically.

All of this is wrapped in a very rugged die-cast body designed to withstand the rigours of live performance and life on the road. Whether you are a producer, sound engineer, vocalist, or in a band, the OD303 could be just the perfect, affordable addition to your sonic arsenal.

The OD303 is priced at £89 and you will find more information on the Austrian Audio website.