Long history of legendary brand
First man in the space with Oktava Headset
«Oktava» - brand with history and reputation
1927 — factory foundation
40th — first soviet dynamic microphone
50th — annual production increased twice
90th — international sales started
2017 — rebranding and logo redesign,
revitalization of the first original historical logo
Soviet engineering school
Innovative products creating
Customer oriented high technology
Until 2020 Oktava has had two trademarks
only for German market
Currently in Russia and other markets (except Germany) only a modified historical logo is used. The author of this logo is Vasily Fomichev, design engineer of the plant. The first revived trademark was printed on an Oktavа microphone in 1946.
for Russia and other markets
From January 2021 Oktava microphones will be exported with the historical logo of the 1946, adapted for export markets in Latin transcription.
Oktava is a Russian microphone and electronics manufacturer based in Tula, Russia. In the late 1990’s Oktava microphones took the world by storm and in a few short years became a top seller of microphones in the USA and world wide. Their quirky, handmade, appearance was not a hindrance to sales, in fact, it became a selling feature at a time when the vintage gear craze was only barely beginning. Handmade using vintage techniques in a vintage factory they became nicknamed “the Russian Neumann.”
New models in the Oktava line
MD - 305
Vocal dynamic microphone
The MD-305 dynamic microphone is a new soldier in the Oktava line. This dynamic microphone has a frequency response that is adapted for speech and vocals. The microphone's deep, beautifully colored sound is characterized by a rise in the mid-range region and a decline in the low-frequency region.
Fastening the microphone capsule to the shock absorber prevents the transmission of vibration from the hands of the performer to the capsule. Besides, the microphone has a built-in wind protection.
Innovative circuit design
OKTAVA MK - 207
Vocal condenser microphone
Operation and Storage
Operating temperature - from 5 to 45ºС
Maximum relative humidity at 25ºС - 93%
Store the microphone in a dry, dust-free room at the room temperature using the packing provided
OKTAVA MK - 012
Condenser microphones MK-012 belongs to the TOP-3 sales in the world in the segment of small diaphragm membrane microphones.
A universal microphone that provides clarity and richness of sound by recording almost any musical instrument, drums and vocals.
МК-012 is a condenser microphone with changeable capsules. with different polar patterns.
Applications: Professional and home studios, recording of drums, wind and string instruments, recording of vocals.
OKTAVA MK - 117
NEW IN OKTAVA FAMILY
MK-117 is a new product of the previous year. It is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a gold-plated diaphragm. The microphone is a part of a professional microphones premium line designed for professional studio recording. MK-117 microphone is created in the “bottle” design which became popular thanks to the tube MKL-5000.
This microphone is characterized by high sensitivity, low level of noise, and high level of ultimate sound pressure. This microphone works well in the mid-frequency range, which allows it to be used for recording vocals, speech, string instruments, acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and wind instruments.
Most often, are used for recording vocals, podcasts, and when working with a drum kit.
OKTAVA ML - 52-02
ML-52-02 by Oktava is a professional ribbon microphone, which has “figure-eight” polar pattern. The microphone has a strong low-frequency boost, a unique sound, and is designed for recording vocals and instruments. ML-52-02 is a decent way to understand the difference between condenser microphones, dynamic microphones, and ribbon microphones.
This microphone will perfectly complement your sound palette in different applications, as a main microphone or as an auxiliary microphone.
This microphone is extremely well if you need to cut off the excess top, for example, for wind instruments, or when recording an electric guitar from a combo. It is also suitable for recording low-frequency instruments: bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar, and low male vocals.
ML-52-02 microphone may also be used for recording drum kits, as an overhead or a room.
OKTAVA MKL - 5000
POPULAR BY PROFESSIONALS
The tube microphone MKL-5000 is the flagship of “Oktava”. This microphone allows solving many problems of studio recording. It has a bright open sound, suitable for recording vocals and instruments.
The microphone has a directional switch between 3 different polar patterns. They are figure-eight, cardiod, omnidirectional. The microphone has a bright detailed top, perfect for recording low male vocals, recitative, acoustic and electric guitars.
MKL-5000 conveys the timbral color perfectly, from a whisper to a high-pitched voice. The microphone also has an excellent frequency response, which allows putting the recording in the mix easily.
This microphone allows you to hear all the features of the artist's timbral color, due to this and the switchable polar pattern; it is quite versatile and can become your main instrument in the studio.