The classic ‘87 is arguably the most widely-used large diaphragm condenser microphone in pop recording history. Rather than base our WA-87 circuit on current incarnations of this mic, we decided to closely follow the early circuit designs that date back nearly half a century. As is true with many classic microphones, engineers who have worked with different versions of these microphones often prefer the warmer, more forgiving nature of the earlier commercially available models. The desire to re-introduce the warm tone of this classic mic at an affordable price to an all new generation of recording artists was the inspiration behind the WA-87.
Warm Audio introduces WA-87 R2: Updated And Upgraded In 2016, we at Warm Audio introduced one of the most talked-about 87-style FET condenser microphones in the industry with the release of the WA-87, and at just $599 USD it made the looks and authentic vintage sonics of this style of mic affordable to customers for...
This would have more weight had you had this sort of confidence in which mic was which before the answer was given, I don’t think I’m alone in saying there is nothing ‘mp3’ish’ about the sound of the WA87 R2 YMMV
...some research and have narrowed it down to three microphone options with simliar characteristics. My options: SE Electronics SE 4400A Warm Audio WA-87 R2 Austrian Audio OC18 Is there anyone out there that happens to have experience with all three of these microphones? I'll use it mainly for vocals!
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