Even if you have no idea what the inside of a studio looks like, chances are you will know this microphone, you will know that image and how it relates to famous recordings, classic rock to swing jazz to modern pop. Even if you've created a ‘vocal booth' at home with foam panels, it might not be enough. 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I've recorded this sample in a semi sound-dampened area. More often than not, breaths and ‘mouth noises' are pretty undesirable in speech audio. It's no pro recording studio by any means, so it should give you an idea of what you could achieve in a home studio. It is this quality that draws the attention of audio engineers and a music industry that requires broadcast grade or commercial equipment where compatibility, preservation of signal and dependability are absolutely key, this industry like TV or Film, is uncompromising in its pursuit of perfection or meeting the high standards before its product can be passed for distribution nationally or globally. While I don't doubt that for the most part these will be adequate for delivering a good reel, I personally want my clients to sound like rock stars, to sound like the people they have heard on their favourite recordings so they can really envision themselves making it and directly competing with their idols. The u87 is one of those mics that rarely sounds bad on things and often sounds really good or excellent. Neumann U 87 will also keep its promise to provide good use of the attenuation and bass rolloff switches. If you're a singer, or voice actor, then this can really strengthen and enhance your performance. If you need some more tailored advice for your own setup, or want help with any other aspect of podcasting, then why not take a look at The Podcast Host Academy. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Come and find out for yourselves why we love it so much. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. I hope I have ignited your interest in this fascinating piece of studio history and perhaps that it inspires you to come and sing in to our Neumann U87. Neumann U 87 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. If you're OK with that, click Accept, but if not, you can turn off non-essential cookies below. Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. But if you're creating a speech podcast where you won't be recording in a professionally treated studio, then the Neumann U87 isn't the microphone for you.