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neumann m147

Neumann M147

Hi, i am recording a friends project soon and have the option of borrowing a few mic's from someone.

One of these mics is a Neumann m147 and having never used one I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to its uses/strong points etc ?

I am particularly interested to hear if it would be possible to use this mic alongside an AKG 414 as drum overheads (possibly glynn johns technique) ?


Brauner Valvet vs. Neumann M147


I narrowed down my quest for a good vocal mic to these two - they fit my budget well and both are supposed to sound very good and got good reviews and have an acclaimed brandname.
Which one would you go for? The mic will go in either the Preamps of a Trident 65 or a Joe Meek VC1Q. I am looking for a full and close sound, with a fine and detailed top-end.

Also the mic should have good allrounder talents. I'll most likely track some acoustic instruments with it as well.

Thanks for your comments.