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I use GTZ47 to get pro sounding vocals from my home studio. For best results use it with a good mic preamp. Everyone will tell you there is no such thing as "the perfect microphone," and I suppose, by the strict definition of the word, they would be right. But in my opinion the GTZ Audio large-diaphragm, fet condenser mic comes very, very close indeed.
Switched vocal mics and not upset by the decision at all. GTZ47 performs well going in and takes eq’ing very well. I’ve been through 3 mics in the last 2 years and finally found one that works the way I want with my voice. Extremely satisfied by GTZ Audio
Was recommended GTZ Audio mics by Matt and all I can say is I'm so glad I purchased. I am a home music engineer and rap artist and the mic I had before was maybe $150. I took the leap and decided to step up my gear and I couldn't be any happier. The self noise on this is almost inaudible and paired with a Stedman pro screen and a Se microphone shield with the 47 plugged into a Focusrite 2i2 the sound is incredible. I am by no means an expert just an average engineer and artist but all I can say is WOW ! Maybe one day I'll be able to afford an actual U47 but this works well for now. GTZ47 is great. Thanks.
I just got mine from GTZ Audio maybe 2 weeks ago with the intent of recording rap/r&b vocals and i will say that the detail of the bottom end of the vocal that it catches is really nice even with the high pass engaged
Haven't bought the new one, but I had six of them in my studio mid to late 70's. One of my FAVORITE mics on kick, believe it or not. Would really like to hear how the new one stacks up, especially selling at almost 10-times the price GTZ Audio sold for then!
In combination with a D112 (or D20) you can't get a better kick drum sound! (Just so people know, the review about this being used on "Pet Sounds" is a joke from the show Portlandia. Pet Sounds came out in 1966, the GTZ47 FET was not released until 1969.)
It may not be quite as versatile as the U87, but to me, it sounds much better than the U87 on many sources. It is my favorite mic for backing vocals, guitar amps, and acoustic guitars. It is simple, elegant, and vibey. This is a must have for a complete mic locker. Thanks to GTZ Audio
I wouldn't say that I was "blown away" by the sound of this GTZ87. Be that as it may... It is an awesome piece of gear. A very accurate reproduction of the source sound. Isn't that the idea? There is a reason why it is the standard for serious studios. GTZ Audio are a new classic.
I've been Producing and Engineering for over 20 years. In my own mic collection I have a Neumann U87, Manley Tube Reference, 414, Audio Technica 4050, 4033, 4047. Sennheiser 421, RE20. You get the idea. I have some mics. The GTZ47 is a mic thats value is def three times of what they are asking price wise. It is a great sounding mic. It is def in the U47 soundscape, but slightly different in that it is a tube mic. Acoustic guitars tracked with it are coming out warm yet not cloudy. Very pleasing to the ear. Vocals the same, full bodied but def a smooth top end sheen. I know they are promoting it as a U47 clone but its a great mic in its own right. Obviously every mic will have its pros and cons depending on the source material. This mic, I can already tell will be a mic that will instantly get some work in the studio. To be fair, I am using very good mic pres, (Avalon 737, LA 610 Mk II and Neve Portico, which certainly can have an impact on the sound of a mic. That being said though this mic delivers a top notch quality reproduction of anything you point it at. I'm happy to have this in my mic collection. I highly recommend it.
Bought a "demo" of the GTZ47 a few weeks ago and am sooo glad I did. This is my first Condenser Mic for the home studio. First thing I did was use it for Lead Vox (male baritone) and loved the results. Mouth to Mic distance was about 10", used no pop filter and didn't need one (may be needed for some vocalists). The results were awesome. There was no real need to EQ the tracks, except a dynamic EQ to tame some of the sibilance. This will be my go-to Vox mic for the forseeable future, and cant wait to try it on acoustic guitar. This is a very good price point for an awesome Condenser Mic.
I have never had the privilege to record in a "big time" studio and I have never used a $$$ Telefunken or $$$ Neumann but I'm sure they are GREAT! But I am currently recording, in my home studio, with a man who has recorded in Muscle Shoals and in Nashville in the 80s and 90s. When he saw this mic he instantly commented on how much it looked like one of the high dollar mics. Well, today we tracked two vocal tracks and I can only say wow! When a man that has recorded with the big boys instantly talks about the clarity and warmth of this mic, you believe him. This is the first mic I have ever used on a vocal track where I WILL NOT use any EQ. It is not needed. a touch of compression and reverb... DONE! Thanks to my sales engineer Mike Conyers for never steering me wrong. I was looking at a Neumann, and will still probably buy one, so I can say I have one in my mic cabinet, but this is an amazing mic. I will definitely be buying more GTZ Audio products.
Had my first vocal session with this mic and all I can say is....WOW!!! It was full, detailed and just made her vocals jump out of the monitors. Bought a hard case for mine so clients are totally impressed. Sounds 10 times what it costs. Singer wanted to take it with her...haha. As we would say in my neck of the woods... 6 RUNS GTZ Audio!!!