December 5, 2017 10:20 am
Blast from the past, WA-47 hit Microphone from Warm Audio
Touchvision is returning to our Audio roots and we will be highlighting Audio products we love. This month we focus on the Warm Audio- 47 Tube condenser Microphone
The WA-47 is an all vacuum tube, large diaphragm, transformer balanced, multi-pattern, large condenser microphone, based on the classic ‘47 that has been used on countless hit records for the last 50+ years. The WA-47 is designed for pro studio, home studio, live, and broadcast applications and sounds great on vocals, acoustic/electric guitars, acoustic/electric bass, drums, piano, strings, brass/woodwind instruments, and an array of other sources. The classic ‘47 became extremely popular in the 1960’s and is now considered one of the greatest microphones ever made. The classic ‘47 is still widely used today in professional recording studios but have become extremely rare and expensive to acquire.
Designing the WA-47 to sound like the classic ‘47 was no easy task, especially considering that some of the vintage components are no longer available. Warm Audio compared and listened to 2 different vintage ‘47 mics and found that they both sounded amazing but also sounded a little different from each other. These comparison tests became the benchmark for tailoring their WA-47 sonics to sit right in with these 2 vintage ‘47 mics. Releasing such an amazing sounding classic to the market at a price that’s reachable to more people than ever before.