aint really a dark mic, it's a mic with an edge in the upper mids. It's just darker than ultra bright mics a la c800g
. (note I did use the u87
on numerous occasions, never tried the c800g
, I'm just repeating what I've been reading here and there, in my experience the u87
is far from dark)
here's a feq response curve for the u87
GR pres are meant to be nice "neveish" pres, I would rather add a nice valve compressor to that chain and nice AD instead of another pre.