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phantom309

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Re: NU-47 lands at Audities
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009, 05:50:06 pm »

ssltech wrote on Tue, 20 January 2009 14:07

phantom309 wrote on Mon, 19 January 2009 19:33

Maybe someday we can talk you into coming up for a working holiday when the Floridian heat gets the better of you.



Someday perhaps...

...Though I very much doubt that day would be today!  Very Happy (it's not far noth of freezing down here in FL, so LORD knows how chilly it is up there!

-On a related note: Did you see the console in this video?

Keith


Oddly enough, it's in the 50's here today. It goes up and down like a yo yo around here.
New video for me...that's Sam Clayton's desk! Great shots of it.

Cross post to the Helios thread?

We used the NU-47 for vocals over the last 4 days intensively. The unexpected cumulative effect is how much fatigue I DON'T have.  NU-Redd47-RS124-Helios line/EQ with just a smidgen of 2.8K added. Gorgeous, deep field, immediate but not hard at all and the singer just had a blast singing into it...working a 25 in. or so pattern. The sparkle in her eyes said it all.


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Re: NU-47 lands at Audities
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2009, 09:03:50 am »

I have a prototype of the new NU-47fet here and I´m waiting for the production model to arrive, I believe I´m one of the first to purchase one.

I will definitely share my experience with the fet version if anyone is interested.
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Re: NU-47 lands at Audities
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009, 01:00:14 pm »

Marcus Black wrote on Thu, 22 January 2009 06:03

I have a prototype of the new NU-47fet here and I´m waiting for the production model to arrive, I believe I´m one of the first to purchase one.

I will definitely share my experience with the fet version if anyone is interested.


Very interested indeed.  Thanks so much!

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Re: NU-47 lands at Audities
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009, 03:36:02 pm »

I want to be a little careful about what I write about the NU-47FET until the production model arrives, what I have is a prototype which Martin Kantola kindly loans me until I get the real one.

I want to make it very clear that Martin is an old friend of mine and that my opinion about anything Martin builds is highly biased - simply because I know he is a perfectionist when it comes to gear design and I have the utmost respect for the man.

I actually contacted Martin wondering if he could build a custom tube mic for me. I had a refurbished M7 laying around, good experience with TAB-Funkenwerk transformers and I was toying with the idea of using my M7, finding a good tube, a matching transformer from TAB and have Martin make something nice out of it.

He replied with "Wanna try a solid state mic ?" Had it been someone else the discussion would have ended right there. But knowing Martin I got curious. I like solid state mics for two reasons: 1. they are fast to setup, no psu hassle and warm-up time 2. No need to worry about the condition of the tube and if I ever will find a replacement for it. I´m not a fan for one reason - I had yet to hear a fantastic sounding one.

Martin told me he completely did re-think solid state microphone design and ended up with a unique circuit unlike any other fet mic. The goal beeing a mic that brings very desireable musical and sonic qualities to the table that will make you totally forget about whether it´s a tube design or not. I think he succeeded with that, there´s nothing "fet" about the way it sounds.

I got two prototypes to try out, one with a K47 capsule and one with a completely different capsule which is essentially flat in its response with no presence boost or excessive resonance. I gave some feedback and am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of the final production model.

The sound is fullbodied and smooth with fantastic detail and dimension. It has all the great qualities of a truly great mic with none of the headaches of owning a vintage classic. When considering this mic, lay aside all prejudice you might have about solid-state mics, many ears have been fooled to think there´s a tube in there.

I hope Martin doesn´t kill me for writing this, I´ll be back with more (and sound files) once the production model arrives.

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Re: NU-47 lands at Audities
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2009, 07:02:53 pm »

We were lucky enough to get 2 of these from Martin, the sound is beyond unbelievable. When they arrived the first one I tried sounded really awful, and I immediately contacted Martin who insisted I send it back ... it had arrived damaged, and not only did he pay for shipping both ways, he repaired it and replaced the part that broke so it wouldn't happen again. He said he was only making 10 of them, and I can't believe we got 2 of them for EastWest Studios.

Thanks to Bruce S for the recommendation!

Cheers,

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