May 06, 2011

Neumann U87 Microphone: Studio Classic

All top notch and well known recording studio's use the Neumann U87 studio condenser microphone. The high quality microphone has been used in most of the classic songs ever recorded, from all genres of music. Since 1967 the Neumann U87 microphone has become an industry standard for all recording studios, films, public broadcasting and television studios.

The unique design and characteristics of the condenser microphone, make it the preferred choice of recording equipment.

The Neumann U87 condenser microphone is designed with three polar patterns, omni directional, cardioid, and figure-8, which gives the microphone its unique tone and recording versatility. 

The microphone has a A 10 dB attenuation switch that is located at the back, and can also handle sound pressure levels up to 127 dB without distortion.

With its unique design quality and polar patterns, the microphone  can be used for many applications in studio and broadcasting. The ability to change polar patterns and microphone angles, gives producers a wide range of sound recording options, since frequencies and be recorded at different angles, levels, and with clarity. 

Its used widely as a instrument recording microphone, but also a vocal mic, since it has flexibility and sensitivity in the  dynamics of its omni directional reception.

The microphone has the ability to be used close to its sound source, and maintain crystal clear clarity in its reception of frequencies. 

The response frequency of the cardioid and figure-8 directional characteristics are very flat for direct frontal sound reception. 

The Neumann U87 Ai condenser microphone is a one of a kind industry standard for quality recording and broadcasting. 

Microphones are the key part of any recording process, Shure microphones are the next best microphone on the market after the Neumann U87 microphone. Like all products available, you pay for the quality, if you are recording with a $49 dollar mic, you will not have a great recorded sound. If you record with a $350 microphone you will notice the difference in sound. 

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By George Luker (C) Copyright 2011 Krule Music

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