The Mic is made by AKG (Originally “Akustische und Kino-Geräte Gesellschaft” translated to English is “Audio and Film Equipment Company” from Vienna, Austria, and now owned by Harmon which is Owned by Samsung(?). Harman has acquired many other classic studio recording brands such as DBX, HBL Lexicon, Soundcraft, Studer and Digitech (Wow) The C414 EB is a studio condenser microphone from AKG. The AKG C414 is an iconic version of their classic C414 microphone, which is the vehicle for their c-12 microphone capsule. With earlier versions of teh C414 having a brass capsule, and later versions sporting a nylon or plastic version of the same C12 capsule. These microphones have been used on many classic recordings from Stevie Wonder, to orchestral recordings and almost anything you could imagine. Here is the user Manual for C414EB C414EB-P48.