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Voice Over and the AKG

misterdc's picture
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I do LOTS of VO out of my home studio and recently a friend has been trying to get me to switch from my AKG 414 to aNeumann U87. Curious if there are any techies in here with an opinion. Samples of my AKG can be heard on my website.

I love my sound, but he insists Neumann is richer. Any thoughts would be appreciated!



birdcat's picture
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I agree with Rob - Your VO's sound great. If you're comfortable with your current setup and it is still producing high levels of quality, why change it?

Bruce Paul 7Squared Productions http://www.7squared.com


Charles Schultz's picture
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I am a big fan of "if it ain't broke don't fix it" The demos the I heard on your web site sound great.


Tony Koretz's picture
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Both the AKG C414 and Neumann U87 have been industry standards for years, and for good reason. They are different from each other, and infact the different models of C414 are quite different from each other, while the older U87 sounds a bit different from the new breed U87i. Any of them should however be fine for VO work though.