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Old 29th November 2015
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...I had inquired about more details regarding the upcoming new Warbler MKVID (the first variant of this voicing to become available shortly), and I just heard back from Guosheng...he made a point of explaining that this new addition to the Warbler-series is by no means meant to be a C800g clone or sound-alike...rather it is a direct response to those requesting a brighter (not harsh) variant of the MKI, while also offering another voicing that is a response to those suggesting the C800g option...since both the U87 and C800g are K67-based designs, this seemed a more versatile option...Guosheng tuned a special K67 capsule variant for this particular microphone...

...this is how he describes the voicing options on the new MKVI:
V1 - This is the brightest setting, with the intent of offering C800g-like presence.
V2 - This setting is a brighter voicing of the MKI, possibly more U87Ai-like.
V3 - This setting would be closest to the MKI in voice position 1. the MKVI is essentially the brighter variant of the MKI (or the MKI is darker MKVI version)...Guosheng explained that tuning the mic to offer a brighter voicing while at the same time avoiding any of the harshness associated with typical "bright" LDC microphones was the real task at hand and took much effort...

...he also decided to stay with the overall look of the MKID (all the 3U Audio variants that employ a K67-style capsule will retain the new angled head-basket), rather than try to emulate the C800g appearance as he does not want to infringe on Sony's product, nor imply that this mic is intended specifically as a C800g is simply a new, brighter variant of the Warbler FET family...

...the first units are now in production...

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