AKG C 519 Clip-On
Lightweight clip-on mic ideal for saxophone and all other brass instruments
Ideal Use: Clip-On Live Instrument Microphone (ideal for string and brass)
Cardioid Small Diaphragm Condenser
Freq Range: 60Hz - 20kHz
These mics are purpose-designed to clip onto brass and woodwind instruments.
They are much more convenient than traditional mics on stands, and also give a more consistent sound, as the mic capsule stays in the perfect position even when the player moves around.
The clip has a very positive action, so it definitely won't fall off, but rubber pads inside the jaws ensure that it won't mark or damage the instrument in any way. The mic has a double gooseneck which allows for very precise positioning.
The mic capsule gives great sound quality and can cope with extremely high sound levels.
It weighs only 195g - we find that players barely notice the mic is there. Certainly doesn't seem to stop them from bouncing around on stage.
The C519 has been very popular on saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. We've even used one on a didgeridoo!