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Old 19th August 2016
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Originally Posted by Vesta View Post
No, no... We're not talking about any aggressive processing. We're talking about a very simple, gentle eq cut in the high frequencies. Just enough to tame the forward highs the Rode is known for. What is left is, I'd argue, a recording every bit as high quality as the Neumann sound. A far cry from the "cheap mic sound" Jason was referring to above.
What gives the 87 away over the NT1 is not so much in the high end, but more in the low mids and overall fullness over the NT1. Yes, you can hear the less than stellar 3-7K boost on the NT1, and you can dial it back. That's still not going to put you in the same ballpark with an 87.

And I think the 87Ai is another example of an overly-hyped mic, both in terms of marketing and sonics.