Behringer C-3 User Manual
Version 1.0 March 2006
1. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Please read all safety precautions and operating instructions before attempting to operate the unit. Keep all safety precautions and operating instructions for future reference.
Water and moisture:
Condenser microphones are extremely
Always use the power supply specified in the operating instructions.
Take care not to drop your microphone as this can lead to severe damage. BEHRINGER assumes no liability for any damage caused by the user.
Service and care:
After each use, wipe the microphone down with a soft cloth and place it back into its protective casing (included with the microphone).
Never dismount the screen holding the capsule, as this can damage the microphone! Never try to modify the printed circuit board inside your
2. POWER SUPPLY
Your condenser mic
Microphones with this polar pattern (switch position: middle, ) are most sensitive to sound coming from in front of the microphone, and also to a lesser extent from the sides. Sound coming from behind the microphone will be greatly attenuated.
This makes the cardioid polar pattern most suitable for recording individual instruments or vocals within a group.
3.2 Figure Eight
Microphones featuring the figure eight polar pattern (switch position: left, ) are most sensitive to sound coming from either directly in front of or directly behind the microphone. Sound coming from either side or above / below is greatly attenuated.
This polar pattern is perfectly suited as a reporter mic for two speakers. This pattern can also allow you to create a natural reverb or delay effect. This is achieved by placing the microphone between the sound source and a wall. The direct sound reaches the „front“ membrane first, the reflected sound reaches the „rear“ membrane a short time later. You can adjust the delay / reverb time by changing the distance from the mic to the wall.
If you use the
(switch position: right, ), the microphone is equally susceptible to sound coming from all directions. This polar characteristic is particularly well suited to sessions in which a natural sounding recording is sought, or when several sound sources surround the
The low cut filter is activated via the left switch located at the front of your
The switch located on the front right side of your
5. MICROPHONE INSTALLATION
A holder is screwed onto your microphone, allowing you to attach it to mic stands with a 3/8" or 5/8" thread. An adapter has been included. First
dismantle the microphone from the stand mount adapterby detaching the
the bottom end of the microphone. Fas-
ten the adapter onto the microphone stand, place the microphone into it and
tighten the screw again.
Basically, the microphone in the stand mount adapter should stand upright and
face the sound source at a right angle. The angle of the microphone to the
sound source influences the sound of the recording; therefore, experiment with different positions until you achieve
the desired sound. To this end, you can rotate the mic in the stand mount adapter by loosening the screw somewhat and tightening it again.
If necessary, you can bend the microphone out of its vertical position by using the hinge on the microphone stand.
Please make sure to handle the microphone shaft with attention and care to avoid damaging the screw thread. In no situation should you ever apply excessive force.
Of course, you can detach the
6. AUDIO CONNECTION
Use a balanced XLR microphone cable with the following pin assignment: pin 1 = shielding; pin 2 = +; pin 3 =
6. AUDIO CONNECTION
7. LEVEL SETTING/ADJUSTING THE BASIC SOUND
Adjust the gain control in the microphone channel of your mixing console so that the peak LED lights up only occasionally or never at all. The EQ controls in the microphone channel should be set to
Due to the extremely linear frequency response and the high sonic resolution of your
The currently applicable warranty conditions can be found on our website at http:// www.behringer.com; alternatively via fax +49 2154 9206 4199 or telephone +49 2154 9206 4166.
condenser, 16 mm
cardioid, figure 8, omni
Open circuit sensitivity:
40 Hz - 18 kHz
Max. SPL (< 0,5% THD @ 1 kHz):
Equivalent noise level:
23 dBA (IEC 651)
shaft: 54 mm,
length: 180 mm
approx. 0.45 kg
Cardioid Figure 3
10 Omni Low Cut
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