MXL V67G Large Capsule Condenser Microphone (Limited Availability)
The MXL V67G promises vintage tube-like warmth in a budget friendly package.
It is tuned to give vocals more body and richness with a wide frequency range extending into 30hz in the low frequencies.
All wiring is done by class-leading cable maker Mogami to couple a Class A FET design with a Transformer-coupled output stage similar to vintage condenser microphones
- Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Max SPL: 130 dB
- Power Requirements: Phantom Power 48V (+/- 4V)
- Applications: Voiceovers, Vocal recording and Drum overheads/rooms
Users inclined towards music from earlier decades found their sound with the V67G. Tube mics can be very expensive and to get that sound, a lot of users love the V67G's warmth. They also reported that they use less post-processing to get a good sound that fits in the mix. Deeper vocals sound rich. Some reviews consistently note that the mic adds authority to deep-voiced speakers for podcasts, voice overs and audiobook recordings. Drum rooms in particular sound great with a matched pair of V67G mics according to forum discussions.
Its diaphragm is sensitive to humidity and condensation from breaths as reported by a couple of users. Using a proper pop filter alleviates this.
If you're looking for a microphone that adds a little bit of color to the low and low mid frequencies, the MXL V76G is an amazingly affordable pick. It's voicing and character adds body and warmth to speaking and singing. Using it as a room mic for drums also gives you thundering drum sounds reminiscent of 70s recordings.
Availability is very limited and could only be purchased on back-order from a small number of retailers at time of publication. For alternatives in this price range see our recommended list of Condenser Mics Under $100.