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Convince me i should not get an SM87

So I used a Sm87 for a live gig for about 6,000 people and I liked the Mic alot. It's a hypercardioid so the feedback rejection was great and it seems to have some sort of internal shock mount that helps to minimize noise if you have to ajust the mic.

I've only used it for one show, convince me i don't need to buy one of my own.

-Chris W.


Pro Audio Guest Tue, 03/07/2006 - 19:30
Why worry? If you liked it and did the biz for you then just go with the flow and embrace it - audio issues are so subjective that ask a thousand people and you'll find hundreds who prefer X over Y equipment, mostly just because they like the feel or how it works for them rather than 'we did a month long scientific test with a large sample of people in different situations' and can prove X is better than Y'

No doubt some will not like the mic but in the end it's just like which DAW is better - Cubase, Sonar, Logic, Samplitude etc and watch everyone flame each other and tear into each other whilst extolling the virtue of their 'favourite'. If you like it then buy one !!

Randyman... Tue, 03/07/2006 - 19:33
We use one for Band Practice - great for feedback rejection in tight quarters IMO. Probably not right for every situation, though.

If it compliments your voice well, and your current mic is piss poor, then consider picking up one. Even Bonno uses a dynamic Beta 58a (A $180 mic) - so it is not like the Beta 87a is the "God of vocal mics"... If you do buy one, don't pay much more than $250 for a new one...


blaumph2cool Fri, 03/10/2006 - 14:22
Aww Art, you can't say something juicy like that and not devulge the details!

I went ahead and got the Beta87A because they would have had to majorly special order the SM87 as they don't make em anymore.

I am thinking i'll get more out of this mic than stage use.
Anyone use is on snare or other applications in the studio?

I wish i had cool liners like Remy
-Chris Wright