Cortiça Condenser Microphone – Omni P48


Cortiça is a phantom-powered omni-directional microphone with high sensitivity and very low noise. Housed in rugged small enclosure of natural cork and metal. Best used for recording scenarios that need clear and precise sound, even in noisy surroundings.

One set includes the Cortiça microphone and a manual.

In stock (can be backordered)

SKU: SA1001 Category:


Discover our omnidirectional condenser microphones, designed for superior audio capture with low noise and high sensitivity. This characteristic makes it highly versatile and suitable for musicians who seek a natural and accurate reproduction of their instruments’ sounds, from low to high frequencies. Field recorders also benefit from this microphone’s broad and even frequency response, as it ensures that environmental sounds are captured faithfully, making it ideal for recording ambient noises, nature sounds, or any audio where accuracy and clarity are paramount. The microphone body, crafted in-house from Portuguese cork, is not only eco-friendly but also visually appealing and offers excellent acoustic properties.

One set includes the Cortiça microphone and a manual. When you order 2 of more microphones they will be sensitivity matched  to a minimum of 0.5dB @ 1kHz. When you would like a mixed set of different sensitivities, please send a message along with your order.

Sound Samples

All recordings made with a matched stereo pair of Cortiça microphones plugged into a TASCAM DR-40X. These recordings were not processed.

Frequency Response

We test each microphone we produce and produce a frequency response diagram for every microphone. We use these tests to optimally match two different microphones from the same batch. The slight rise of around 8dB you see around the 3 – 9kHz mark  indicate that the microphone boosts these frequencies slightly. This boost adds clarity and brightness to the sound. This can enhance the detail and presence of instruments like cymbals or violins that have significant high-frequency content. It also makes vocals sound more airy and open.

Download the manual here.

Interfacing with Accessories:

You can use Cortiça with all microphone mounts for 19-20 mm enclosures. We produce and sell a simple microphone mount for Cortiça and our other products. We also offer a simple Foam Windfilter. When using the microphone with our mount, which is a perfect press-fit, please make sure to press the microphone gently into the mount, all the way up to the cork section, before connecting the XLR cable. If you encounter resistance, turn the mount around 180 degrees. When removing the microphone from the mount, first remove the XLR cable and then gently push the microphone out of the mount from the backside, while holding the plastic mount around the microphone.

Additional information

Weight 0,200 kg
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 cm

Class A natural Portuguese Cork and Nickel Alloy, XLR terminals are silver plated

Operating Voltage:

48V Phantom Power P48

Max. Input Pressure Level:

110 dB Maximum SPL Input (THD<3%)


-24 dB at 1 kHz (±3dB)

Frequency Range:

20 – 20.000 Hz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio:

14dB-A Self-Noise
80 dB-A (at 1kHz, 94 dB input, A-weighted)


XLR balanced, floating output


Diameter: Cork Body: 24 mm, metal body: 20mm, total length: 57mm


30 grams

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