Adding to Universal Audio’s (UA) growing microphone range is the Bock UA-167 tube condenser.
The UA-167 is a faithful recreation of the well-loved and highly revered Neumann U67, handcrafted in UA’s custom shop in California, USA, with enhancement made by David Bock of Bock Audio Designs fame. It includes additional tone and EQ shaping options.
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David Bock has a long history of recording as well as technical designs, bringing decades of knowledge to the table. Having been a chief technical engineer at some of the world’s top studios, David Bock knows mics, their weaknesses and what makes them sound the way they do.
Universal Audio UA-167
The UA-167 is a tube condenser with a Lundahl transformer, commonly found in high-end and increasingly boutique equipment, including large format consoles. It should be mentioned that the tubes are NOS (“new old stock”) EF732. The UA-167 offers continuously variable omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8 polar patterns, while also featuring a dual-symmetrical K67 capsule to offer those “golden era” recording tones.
While probably too expensive to have a cupboard full of them, ‘67’ style mics were often used for toms while recording bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the originals being very balanced, responsive and broadband enough to be used on a variety of sources with great success. The UA-167 is no different, being of modern build quality with classic sonic response.
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