Electro-Voice N/D767a
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Electro-Voice N/D767a

N/D767a, Microfono Dinamico from Electro-Voice.

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Wurly Girl 26/08/2008

Electro-Voice N/D767a : Recensione di Wurly Girl (content in English)

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This is a dynamic mic with a supercardioid pattern, featuring EV's patented Voice-Optimized Bass technology to reduce muddiness, and comfy Warm Grip handle.

OVERALL OPINION

I was first introduced to the ND/767a when I walked into a music store to purchase a Shure Beta 58a. I specifically needed a mic that would perform well when used for female vocals in a live situation. The salesman went to the mic room and returned with the Beta58 and the 767a; he invited me into an isolated room to test-drive the two mics side by side. He was confident I'd like the 767 better. I wound up buying the Beta58 that day, but regretting it later. I'm now in the process of replacing ALL my live vocal mics with the ND/767a. Yes, I own Beta58's and other vocal mics, but I'm willing to fight for my right to one of the 767's on a gig.

These mics are ideal for every live vocal application. Great richness to the sound, thanks to the Voice-Optimized Bass" technology - great for ladies or gents, country music or R&B. Being a lady, I love having this mic on any gig which requires I rap; it represents my voice with grea, warm, clear tone. My words flow through crisply to the mixer, and my tone is nice and thick. I also love them on my jazz and reggae gigs - this mic does justice to Diana-Krall-type sultriness, dance hall vocals, rap and soul singing.

Great pickup radius on this mic, although the best sounds are - of course - produced when the vocalist is within 3 inches of the grill. The comfy handle is easy to grip, even if your palms are a little sweaty, and the grill is coated with a rubberized black substance. This reduces the number of times my guitar player and bass player shock themselves on the gill while playing their instruments. Fair warning, though: this mic doesn't fit well into some brand-specific mic clips, other than the EV clips included with the mic in purchase. No "universal" mic clip is too small for it, but Shure and Senheiser clips can't hold it.

I started my 767 collection about a year ago, and have had some great compliments on the mic itself. Just to give an idea, I was once on a gig with several other vocalists, who were using several models/brands of mics. The client stood in the middle of the room during sound check, asking the sound man again and again to "make ALL the mics sound like that black one she's got!" He was referring to my ND/767a. There was nothing the sound man could do - no amount of tweaking could make any other mic sound like this one.

On a second occasion, also on a gig with several other vocalists (who were using various Shure and Audix mics), the sound man buried his head in the mixer as we checked the mics down the front line. I was fourth in line. "Mic check, one." "Mic check, two." "Mic check, three." "MIC CHECK, FOUR." Without looking up from the mixer, the sound man came back on the talkback mic and asked, "Is that an EV mic? S'gotta be."

Price-wise, this mic is comparable to the Shure Beta58a (around $150-190 from most retailers) and outperforms the Beta58a. Mine are all completely worth the price I paid for them; I'd like to replace ALL my live vocal mics with these.