The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
U87 and V76m...worthy (cheaper) substitutes?
Old 8th May 2006
Lives for gear
vodka gimli's Avatar

U87 and V76m...worthy (cheaper) substitutes?

I was told by Peter Coleman that the best possible "next purchase" for my project studio would be a U87 and a V76m, and I'm sure he is correct since I am trying to finish a project with a female vocalist.

I can't afford either at the moment, but need to finish the record I am working on. Any ideas on what might suffice, or should I take out a loan and try to find an 87 and a V76m? Thanks!
Old 8th May 2006
Lives for gear
SK1's Avatar

You should try the soundeluxe u195 instead of the 87.

Cheaper, but still a chunk of change.

Good luck man !!
Old 8th May 2006
Gear Guru
jwh1192's Avatar
V78 Tab Telefunken ... around 1100.00 i think from Mercenary

Old 8th May 2006
and even better than the U195 is the Peluso 2247, and then you get a multi pattern mic.
Old 8th May 2006
Jr. Gear Slut 2nd class
chessparov's Avatar

For many vocalists male or female, like myself, a simple SM57 + a quality pre will meet or beat a U87. (have not tried a V76m yet). Same goes for many other dynamics ala RE20, SM7, et al.

Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.

Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump