The Neumann U67 is hands down one of the best microphones I've had the privilege of using in my short career as an audio engineer. It is a tube condenser mic, which gives is a real advantage over most other condensers, including most Neumanns. This requires that you use a specific power supply for the mic, as traditional phantom power from the mic pre-amp will not work. This power supply is almost always included with the purchase of the microphone, though since I haven't purchased it new I don't know how much it costs on its own. The microphone is notable for having different polar patterns, which as other reviews have pointed out are cardioid, omni, and figure 8. These give this microphone a versatility that is pretty impressive.
The studio that I recorded my last album at had one of these mics, and we ended up using it on many different instruments. We used it as a room mic for drums, as well as on acoustic guitars (and other acoustic instruments like cuatro, banjo, and mandolin). It worked great as a room mic for an amplifier too. The vocalist on those sessions also used it on his voice, which means that almost all the musicians used it at some point. Needless to say, we were impressed with everything it did.
There are two obvious drawbacks to this microphone; one is that you can't really use it outside of the studio, due to how fragile it is (they haven't made new ones in quite some time). The other is the price, which nowadays is a small fortune at best. These are extremely rare. If you own a studio and you have the chance to buy one of these microphones at a reasonable price, then I would highly recommend that you do so. You will notice the quality of your recordings go up significantly. If you ever get the chance to use it on a recording, definitely take advantage!
The Neumann U 67 is a tube condenser microphone designed for use in professional recording studios. It has multiple polar patterns, including cardioid, omni and figure eight. I don't recommend bring this microphone outside of the studio as these are old and fragile at this point. The overall look of the microphone is awesome and has become almost synonymous to what a studio microphone should look like. It also comes with its own power supply, being that it is a tube based mic.
I've been using the Neumann U 67 for about five years. The 67 has a reputation for being one of the best Neumann microphones ever made, and in general is considered one of the best sounding mics of all time. It looks like a U 87, but is tube based and has a warmer sound than the 87 in my opinion. The overall tone is rich and is great for recording just about anything you can think of. It is especially great on vocals and horns of all kinds. It also sounds great on acoustic guitar and other acoustic stringed instruments like mandolin and violin. The price of the U 67 is the furthest thing from cheap, as these are rare and no longer made. They are aimed for use in large, professional studios and are priced that way. If you can afford one of these and are considering buying one, I'm sure you know what this can do and know that it is really one of the best sounding mics in the world. Neumann is known for making the best microphones in the world and the U 67 is one of their holy grails and is one of the most sought after microphones in general. If you can afford one of these bad boys, thats great, but for most of use we're lucky if we get to use one!
Neumann U 67 micro tubes EF806 Telefunken tubes equipped
Taking his classic studio as concert
Before buying these secondhand mics for a pittance I used professionally for 10 years and they always came in my recording device (even suspended 15 meters from the ground to the organ and it is quite difficult ).
I use very regularly and I offered one NagraVI. I never get tired of using them despite their fragility. A little advice, get tubes Telefunken EF 806 and you can still discover more.
I just made a recording of an organ buffet museum Vire (I did not yet NagraVI) works by William Byrd who is under a new label presses (fools) Jean-François Production.
Both live and in studio microphone best possible both for voice, strings, little harmony, piano like a harpsichord, etc ...
Large diaphragm, Lamp, omni / cardio / eight. Separate power supply box.
Not a blade of breath, even pushing the preamp back!
Main use: singing, without hesitation!
For the rest, because it is an excellent microphone, it will be good everywhere, but it excels for vocals.
A pro tool for pros.
When shooting with my U67, the song arrives as if by magic, just place in the mix.
It is as if it created a micro "tube frequency" in which the voice is placed naturally and fits perfectly in all mixes.
The sound is warm, round, sweet, with grain in serious but not drool at all. The lamp gives its full size after heating association.
Membrane pulls his weight in gold (if it is original because it is no longer manufactured).
His reputation is worldwide one of the best microphones of all time the home Neumann microphones to produce the best in the world for decades.
I used the first time 4 years ago, and I have a 3 months entirely original.
I will not make this decision because I do not have the finances to pay me 2 (it costs a fortune!) And at this price, I'd rather have another color in my park sound microphones.