The C720 Anniversary Special commemorates Josephson's twenty years in business. Like many other large-diaphragm condenser mics employing a two-sided capsule, the C720 has multiple, user-selectable pickup patterns, including cardioid, hypercardioid, subcardioid, omni, and figure-8. But what's unique about this mic is that you can smoothly vary the polar response between these settings and you can do this at mix time-after the recording has already been made. Additionally, the basket surrounding the capsule is made from a patent-pending, open-cell metal "foam" that is acoustically transparent. Needless to say, you will find no other mic with both of these features, and if you are ever lucky to record with the C720, I think you will be dutifully impressed.