Electro Voice N/D767a Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 7 customer reviews
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from Clarence, NY
October 28, 2012Music Background:
Part time pro musician.
Great definition and powerThis mic is the best one that I have ever owned. I blows away my Shure SM 58 Beta. I always though the Sm58 was the standard to beat, but, I tried a friends EV N/D767a, and, all of a sudden, I wasn't yelling into the mic. I could sing in a relaxed, natural voice, and, still, cut through, in a clear, and, powerful, tone, that, I never had before. This mic is a "must have" for any singer. It covers all tones, from, deep bass, up to shrill highs, clearly and consiceley. If you want to raise your level of vocal quality, this is the mic, that, you've been dreaming of. Get it!! you won't be disappointed.
from Ramsey, IN.
May 29, 2012Music Background:
played in rock band for 15 years now I travel doing modern acoustic praise and worship music
Best vocal mic or acoustic instrument mic Available at any priceI have been using an old Ev 357 for vocals for about 15 years. Which is the same mic as the new Ev ND 767. I always loved the sound of this mic. It is very transparent and sounds like your voice or instrument. So it is perfectly suited in acoustic situations or in groups that are looking for great sound without the hassle of condenser mics. It sounds much better than our expensive condenser mic's in church. It brings out the frequency's that are most desired in your voice or guitar. I bought 3 more of these just recently after I found out the old 357 and the new 767 are the same. I cant tell a difference either after hearing them together. I just stumbled onto perfection in the late 80's . The only drawback is if the other vocalists in your group don't have one it will be hard to make them sound anything close to as good as this. I drooped all my effects and eq's or tube processors because this thing just sounds like your playing and singing acoustically just louder . I would even argue it makes me sound better because a great mic makes you more expressive. You don't need a great PA either it sound is very consistent in different PA's .
March 8, 2011Music Background:
Live Sound and Recording Engineer, Drummer.
Yes.This is my go-to mic for live vocals. I run sound in a small club with a super bright stage and I don't think I've ever had this thing feedback. It's super clear, has great bass response for those that want it, but it does have a pretty narrow pattern. It's also super hot which helps tremendously on weak singers and sounds way more natural than any other mic in it's price range (that I've heard at least- and I've used almost all of them.) As long as you can keep your vocalist on top of it, this mic will blow you away. It also records decently and takes EQ really well.
from Houston, TX
January 12, 2012Music Background:
Great Vocal Mic!This is definitely a "singer's" microphone!! It sounds fantastic.
If you're an instrumentalist, this may not be the ideal mic for you. Only because you have to be right on top of this mic while singing. If you turn your head sideways to view a lead sheet or lyrics, the volume will drop until your lips are right in front of this mic again. This mic is great for handheld use. I love the bottom-end and tone from this mic. The quality of the sound blows away other mics of its type. An outstanding microphone for the money!!!!
September 27, 2012Music Background:
sound engineer, live location recordings
EV is a Very Good Sounding MIC co...VERY Surprising live and recording mic
Especially for Vocals....
use as a dynamic, but it gives you that clean sheen sound
ALMOST...of condensers too... a good mix !
a bit toooo much sheen if used for recording violins, ( even at 2-3 feet away !) but pretty ok for drum cymbals, etc from 2-3 feet !
a GOOD mic u wont want to throw away ...it also has its place !
go for it...!
better than sm 58 any day. no comparison.
from Charlotte, NC United States
August 8, 2012Music Background:
Musician, Vocalist, Singer, Songwriter, Live Performer
Great MicI've been using a SM58 for a while. I am a male with a tenor voice. This mic is much better than a SM58 for my voice. It is hotter on the output and more clear for vocals. The supercardioid pattern is VERY effective at rejecting background or off axis noise. Almost too much so, as you have to really get into the mic and stay on point to obtain consistent sound levels. The downfall to this, is that it doesn't filter out plosives very well. The proximity effect occurs over a small distance - about 2-3 inches.
The mic feels really light compared to a 58. I also have a Blue Encore 200, and it's much lighter than that. But it does feel durable, and the mesh grill is much less susceptible to denting than either of those.
Overall, I think this is a great vocal mic. Especially for a performer that doesn't move around much while singing. If I had the choice again, I would choose this mic over the SM58 everytime.
January 10, 2013
Not Recommended For In The StudioThere was a time when I kept buying this mic. It needs very little EQ and proximity isn't much of a issue. However, the mic does not sound natural and therefore I would not use it in the studio. I've bought and sold 3 of these. They work great but not natural.