Review of Reviews: Neumann’s U87 Microphone
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Type: Multi-Directional Condenser Microphone
Item: Neumann U87 Microphone
US $3399.00 – $5298.00
UK £1749.00 – £1949.00
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Note: The “anniversary edition” of this mic (now out of stock with the usual suppliers) is basically the same product as the normal U87 without the funky packaging.
At a Glance: Though it’s known as one of the all-time classic vocal microphones, the U87 has been famously used to record every single instrument you can think of. Extremely versatile, just about every professional studio in the world keeps at least one U87 in stock.
High Notes: Giving you an exceptional level of clarity, the U87 has its own distinct sonic signature, providing a deep, rich, pleasant tone to anything you record.
Off Pitch: It seems that the only complaint is about the price, which for a product that everyone raves about, doesn’t really seem to be a fair criticism. Quality costs, right? If you’re looking for a less expensive recording mic, look at our review for the M-Audio Sputnik
More: “Most recordings can be handled nicely by many modern microphones but I have not yet worked with any microphone that even comes close to the sonic marvel that is the U87” Griz, Montana
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