The BEHRINGER C-1 is a professional super-affordable large-diaphragm condenser microphone w/a cardioid polar pattern. It provides all the performance you d expect in a top-notch professional condenser microphone: exceptionally flat frequency response ultra low-noise transformerless FET input circuitry incredible audio transparency. With its high-quality transducer gold-plated XLR output the C-1 is very neutral-sounding truly delivers on the promise of noise-free transmission. It also offers a phantom power LED indicator a swivel stand mount. Whether miking acoustic or electric instruments or using it for vocals or drums the BEHRINGER C-1 is an excellent choice for both live studio applications.