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neve 1073 for rap?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by mastermine, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. mastermine

    mastermine Guest

    whats a good pick for a mic for hiphop and rnb? u87 or tlm 103. should i get the neve 1073 or 1176 universal audio
  2. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    LA, CA
    I wouldn't subject a Neumann to hip-hop. SM58 would handle it better.
  3. drstudio

    drstudio Active Member

    Nov 16, 2007
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    An 87 would sound great, and take lots of SPL, don't worry about that.
    A 58 would work, but won't sound half as good. If you have the budget, an 87 is the way to go.

    Also, I think you are a little confused with your model numbers here. A Neve 1073 is a preamp, a Universal Audio 1176 is a Compressor / Limiter. A combination of the two would be great for a rap and RnB.

    Good luck
  4. song4gabriel

    song4gabriel Active Member

    Mar 27, 2007
    NY, USA
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    rap= avalon in my def travelz to queenz, NY. 3 different studios- all the same stuff.

    c24, avalon737s, 2044's and pounding genelics too big for the room.

    seriously though:

    i worked witha friend doing his hip hop project and the best mic for most (especially new) rap stars is a shure sm7.
  5. kittonian

    kittonian Guest

    When I worked with Chamillionaire the chain was a Peluso 2247SE into a BAE 1073 into a Lynx Aurora16 into PT|HD. He even commented on how great it sounded when he got out of the booth. Super nice guy too!


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