Stam Audio SA-67 by Rufrag
Yes, it`s true.
A couple of years ago Stam Audio had a poll on their facebook site whether they should make the SA-87 or the SA-67. Obviously the SA-87 «won» and is now a part of Stam Audios product line. I do not give up that easy, and finally I recieved my own SA-67 from Stam Audio.
Stam Audio was clear all the way that it was gonna take time, and they offered me my money back or other products if I did not want to wait, but that was never an option for me! And, MAN, am I happy for that..
First of all, the microphone is beautiful and really solid built, but the most important part; it sounds AMAZING!!! I do not have an original Neumann U67 to compare with, but Stam Audio provided me with sound clips comparing the Neumann U67 with the SA-67, and it was as close as you can come. Just to say that right away, I will not share those clips as I consider them a part of a private conversation, so if you want to hear them you`ll have to ask Stam Audio.
I do not know if they will make any more of this microphone (SA-67), but I REALLY hope they do so more people can experience how great it is!
The tone of this mic is really warm, and still it has enough energy in the top so it sounds crystal clear. Great balance! This microphone really catches and highlights the details of the source. So far it has been superb on anything I`ve thrown at it! There's nothing more inspiring than working with quality equipment like this!
I can`t say enough how good this thing sounds. I`m planning on making some clips for you to hear this weekend. I will record male vocals, acoustic guitar, and soon hopefully female vocals. I will post these clips, probably on my Soundcloud, and provide you with the link when it`s ready.
This summer I became a student, and being a student and having children doesn`t leave much time so please be patient if I don`t get it done right away… Being a student doesn`t leave much money either, so this will be my last investment for a while. Hopefully one day I`ll get my hands on the SA-47 or/and the SA-87 too!
Martin 000C-16RGTE (acoustic guitar) recorded with the SA-67 from Stam Audio.
For this recording I used the cardioid polar pattern, and the microphone was pointed between the soundhole and the top of the fretboard.
For this recording I used the cardioid polar pattern, and the microphone was pointed between the soundhole and the top of the fretboard. For this clip I added some EQ and reverb
For this recording I used the cardioid polar pattern, and the microphone was pointed towards the 12th fret of the guitar.
For this recording I used the cardioid polar pattern, and the microphone was pointed towards the 12th fret of the guitar. For this clip I added some EQ and reverb
Male vocals (unprocessed)
Male vocals (in the mix)
Heiserman HK67 capsule, AMI BV12 Transformer, Polystyrene and Vishay capacitors and Electro Harmonix EF86 tube