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Microphone that comes close to Vintage U87 Condenser Microphones
Old 9th November 2011
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when recording rap I usually use akg 414 over u87 . U 87 works on certain vocals but most of the time it sounds kinda harsh
Old 10th November 2011
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when recording rap I usually use akg 414 over u87 . U 87 works on certain vocals but most of the time it sounds kinda harsh
Yeah it's not a magic wand. If it was people would use them in karaoke.
Old 11th November 2011
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I was just told by a very professional engineer (think multi plat pop/hip hop) that the Miktek C7 comes incredibly close to capturing the u87 sound. You've heard this mic on the radio before if you've listened to a certain female top 40 artist. Her engineer told me he a/b'ed the two mics w the exact same signal chain and to his surprise the c7 came out sounding veeeerry similar on any source he used it on.
Old 11th November 2011
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I was just told by a very professional engineer (think multi plat pop/hip hop) that the Miktek C7 comes incredibly close to capturing the u87 sound. You've heard this mic on the radio before if you've listened to a certain female top 40 artist. Her engineer told me he a/b'ed the two mics w the exact same signal chain and to his surprise the c7 came out sounding veeeerry similar on any source he used it on.
I don't think the c7 comes close but Miktek are good mics. Which artist is it? We don't like to keep secrets around here.
Old 11th November 2011
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I don't think the c7 comes close but Miktek are good mics. Which artist is it? We don't like to keep secrets around here.
It's Fergie actually.
Old 11th November 2011
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It's Fergie actually.
And she is using the c7 on her new album or on BEP's music?

Just want to clarify, when I mean, comes close, I mean in how it sounds compared to a u87, not in quality. For example the c800g doesn't come close to the u87, but they are both quality mics, but they both sound different.
Old 3 weeks ago
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when recording rap I usually use akg 414 over u87 . U 87 works on certain vocals but most of the time it sounds kinda harsh
sorry to resurrect an old post, but which version of the akg 414 are you using? i really like the sound of the akg c414 and want to use it to record rap but the top end sounds so spitty and harsh on my c414 xlII and to dull on the old c414 b-uls i tried.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Rode NT1 with OktavaMod.

A bit over your price I think, but totally worth it.

Cheers
Old 1 week ago
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If you want a budget Neumann type sound, I'd personally go for one of the modifications that Joly does on Oktavamod. honestly i own a few older LDC Oktavas, and even the stock 219/319s sound really good (especially compared to most of the modern chinese mics out there). Though i think the Oktavas are more similar to the U67.

In any case, they're quite a bit more neutral sounding than most "budget" LDCs out there.
Old 1 week ago
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(Psst! This thread is 7 years old!)

(I've definitely replied to a 10 year old post.. more than once.. )
Old 1 week ago
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(Psst! This thread is 7 years old!)

(I've definitely replied to a 10 year old post.. more than once.. )
Irrelevant here because huglife187 was aware and acknowledged it. It's the ones who have no clue that are funny...
Old 1 week ago
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Irrelevant here because huglife187 was aware and acknowledged it. It's the ones who have no clue that are funny...
truly irrelevant, considering huglife wasn't who I was addressing.

I was however addressing atma, who responded to the OPs post..

Which was 7 years ago.

My deepest apologies for not quoting him, to help avoid your confusion.

Thank you so much though for attempting to insult my intelligence..

Very 'moderator-ly' of you.
Old 1 week ago
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truly irrelevant, considering huglife wasn't who I was addressing.

I was however addressing atma, who responded to the OPs post..

Which was 7 years ago.

My deepest apologies for not quoting him, to help avoid your confusion.

Thank you so much though for attempting to insult my intelligence..

Very 'moderator-ly' of you.
Wow you took that extremely personal, and definitely mis-took my tone. You didn't quote atma, and atma didn't quote anyone, so there was no way of knowing who was talking to who.

I was light heartedly pointing out the fact that a lot of people reply to age-old threads without knowing it. And it's kind of funny. But this thread was resurrected knowingly, so it's not the same.

It's not that deep man, no "insult" intended.
Old 1 week ago
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Wow you took that extremely personal, and definitely mis-took my tone. You didn't quote atma, and atma didn't quote anyone, so there was no way of knowing who was talking to who.

I was light heartedly pointing out the fact that a lot of people reply to age-old threads without knowing it. And it's kind of funny. But this thread was resurrected knowingly, so it's not the same.

It's not that deep man, no "insult" intended.
I was utterly convinced that when you said 'it's the clueless ones that are funny'.. you were referring to me.

In that case, my apologies.

I've been met by a barrage of hypocritical idiots recently elsewhere on the web.. and kinda just naturally assumed that this wasn't my lucky week.

It's as if.. the world is dominated by dummies with attitude. I mistook you for one of them.

My bad brother. No hard feelings
Old 1 week ago
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Wow you took that extremely personal, and definitely mis-took my tone. You didn't quote atma, and atma didn't quote anyone, so there was no way of knowing who was talking to who.

I was light heartedly pointing out the fact that a lot of people reply to age-old threads without knowing it. And it's kind of funny. But this thread was resurrected knowingly, so it's not the same.

It's not that deep man, no "insult" intended.
See I say it all the time @Bender412 is so gosh darnit abrasive
Old 1 week ago
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I was utterly convinced that when you said 'it's the clueless ones that are funny'.. you were referring to me.

In that case, my apologies...
Haha ... yeah I was referring to oblivious "old thread bumpers"!
Old 1 week ago
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Irrelevant here because huglife187 was aware and acknowledged it. It's the ones who have no clue that are funny...

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truly irrelevant, considering huglife wasn't who I was addressing.
9 new posts on a reincarntated thread but not one post is related to the question that brought it back ...hahaa
Old 1 week ago
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9 new posts on a reincarntated thread but not one post is related to the question that brought it back ...hahaa
Crazy right?
Old 1 week ago
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9 new posts on a reincarntated thread but not one post is related to the question that brought it back ...hahaa
That's true, but more than likely it's because you directed your question specifically at a poster from 6 1/2 years ago (ramil). He may not be using that mic at all anymore.

I just checked, and he only has 1 post since 2016, but that post was only 9 hours ago. Maybe PM him your question?
Old 1 week ago
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Crazy right?
kinda funny

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That's true, but more than likely it's because you directed your question specifically at a poster from 6 1/2 years ago (ramil). He may not be using that mic at all anymore.

I just checked, and he only has 1 post since 2016, but that post was only 9 hours ago. Maybe PM him your question?

maybe i should change my name to "resurrector" .... thanx for the info


any personal infos about akg c414 tl II anyone? .... i already read alot about it on gearslutz and won't open a new thread but if you have some personal experience with it let me know
Old 1 week ago
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every studio i ever worked in from 1988 till today had at least 1 Neumann U87. (usually 2 or more)

and I've still got a very old one right now. good for all sorts of stuff, and will never go out of style.

no one anyone ever complained about a vocal sound i pulled from a U87. they are just fine.

thats my opinion.

Buddha
Old 1 week ago
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every studio i ever worked in from 1988 till today had at least 1 Neumann U87. (usually 2 or more)

and I've still got a very old one right now. good for all sorts of stuff, and will never go out of style.

no one anyone ever complained about a vocal sound i pulled from a U87. they are just fine.

thats my opinion.

Buddha
Yeah. U87 is a workhorse and more modest money than the vintage 47. 47 is prob warmer than 87 and 67.. but the 87 is the most versatile imo. Every studio I've been at has had (at least) one, as well.
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by BIG BUDDHA View Post
every studio i ever worked in from 1988 till today had at least 1 Neumann U87. (usually 2 or more)

and I've still got a very old one right now. good for all sorts of stuff, and will never go out of style.

no one anyone ever complained about a vocal sound i pulled from a U87. they are just fine.

thats my opinion.

Buddha
i only have experience with the u87 ai but i don't like the mid bump, it gives my voice more "balls" which i don't like
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