Originally Posted by Mike Tholen
Yes Adam the V76s that I used is rebuilt by Oliver and it's not ****ing around.
Have you used you UM25C on drum overheads yet? It ****ing kills on drums.
I wasn't putting my money on anything other than Oliver's holy water revival!!!
Yup! Amazing. Just Loaned mine to the guys over at Maximum Sound Studios in Boston, they are producing and engineering the next Transit Record. At the moment they've only scratched the surface of it's potential [using it as a room mic]. I told em to try it out with Acoustic's and vocals. Before that, I've been using it for vocals and electric guitars with a small watt, vintage Oahu combo.
I have clients buying them from me in pair's JUST for overhead duties!! Love it on acoustic instruments and intimate vocals. I really would like another one for Stereo Recordings on acoustic instruments and drums, [figure-eight in X/Y, spaced pair, omni room flankers] but I'm set on buying a UM17R next purchase. I think that will cover some ground in my studio, for the records I am working on and the sounds I am going for right now with the rest of my hardware.
To my ears the UM25c is really stunning for the money. The top end is lovely. Present/detailed/articulate but still SMOOTH and NOT edgy or Thin. Its NOT "etched" out. Kinda soft, Clear and Warm. I love the tone, and it has very low noise for a tube mic. Its certainly a marriage of great components, but I think Oliver's choice of 800 series tube in this mic is magic