Here ya go:
i m a big fan of all those vintage mics
i had the chance to record with some of the best and most expensive mics in the world< thank you emi> but would not want to spend the money to buy one of them today because they are rather expensive
i m looking for the best or closest copy/clone of a
U87 < the original>
and few others from ther brands i can t think of.
now that should be interesting
Yep, Soundelux make great mics. The aren't really exact 'clones', they stand on their own right, but are heavily inspired by the classics. They are differentiated based on customer feedback and needs that are sometimes different from the originals, and the firsthand knowledge of their designer David Bock (who was the Ocean Way/Cello tech for years). Also for the money I've been very impressed with the CharterOak tube mics. If you want an exact copy of an original, get an original. If you want an excellent sounding tool that will work well in a professional situation then there are a few great options.
Posted this 4 years ago or so on a different group compairing a few mics talked about. The U87 was an early 80's and had just been back from Neumann so it was up to spec.
Test was done through an Amek Hendrix the U195 had a bit more top and was very close to the 87.
"I strongly agree about U195 already mentioned...I compared one next to a U87 and C12VR, my freind and I liked the top end better on the U195 for the female vocal (soprano) we were working on. The fat switch also adds just the right amount bottom and is probably very close to what
your looking for. "
Hope that helps....
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Give the MXL M3 a try.
It's their verison of the sound of the old U67. It's really quite nice, I've gotten some amazing stuff out of it.
Joe Hannigan, Producer
WestonSound.com - Philadelphia, PA & Greenville, DE
Acoustic Music Forum co-moderator.
You know, I'm really wondering why none of the tube condenser manufacturers have released any tube microphone with an original EF 86 Pentode tube, like the U67 has? All right, so it has a little more noise than a dual Triode but it has a completely different sound. Now if anybody can enlighten me regarding this, I would certainly welcome it.
No tube tops for me
Ms. Remy Ann David
i will try the mx
what about the RODE?
or the c1?
Terry; Great website. Loved the pics. (You guys made Cinderella look like wimps! )
Let me know what you think of the M3. It sounded great on everything I tried it with - every kind of vocal did well with it, from screaming, yelling gospel to soulful ballads to very hot sopranos. (Not the HBO Sopranos, of course!)
REmy - I could be wrong, but isn't the issue with the U67 simply GETTING those tubes nowadays? (Or am I thinking of something else?)
Memory isn't all we remember it to be......
i ll go to guitar center and se if i can try one
lately i have been using a t3 made by Studio Projects
but i m looking for more mics for aother sounds maybe the m3 will do
i have always loved those old mics 87 67 etc ,etc etc
i used them over and over again but they are so expensive
i m also condering soundelux
thank you for the compliments