Neumann U 47 fet
Neumann U 47 fet

U 47 fet, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Neumann in the U 47 series.

yoTrakkz 02/23/2012

Neumann U 47 fet : yoTrakkz's user review

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The Neumann U 47 fet is a electret condenser microphone that is great for kick drums.  It has a half caridiod polar pick up pattern and has an XLR cable connected to it.  It can be used in a live setting or when recording, it will reach its full potential when being recorded though.


I've had the Neumann U 47 for about four years and while I don't use it all the time, it has a lot of uses that come in handy for a lot of different things.  This microphone is really designed for use in conferences and things like that so you can pick up the entire room, and I have to say that when you place this on the floor or on a table within a room it will definitely do a good job of picking up everything that is going on around it.  For this reason I have used it during live shows and have found that if you place it on the stage it does a pretty good job of picking up the vibrations.  I have also used it in the studio and works in many occasions as a room microphone or even if you place it within a kick drum or something like that.  While this microphone isn't the most versatile in terms of traditional audio recording, it does have a lot of uses, many of which aren't best suited for recording music.  While I haven't used it for this, I'm sure that it would do a pretty good job even as a broadcast microphone or simply for picking up conversations or something like a book on tape or something.  It has built in EQ that I would imagine is boosted at around 5 KHz to add clarity to the human voice even though its not made for voice.