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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
I'm not an expert in my home studio by any means, but the MXL V67G microphone delivered what it said it would - transparent, warm, clear duplication of sound. Just keep in mind that it's a large diaphragm condenser so it picks up EVERYTHING. If you don't have a space where you have eliminated ambient noise or excessive reverb in the room you might want to go with another mic - maybe something along the lines of a Shure SM7B that is directional and doesn't pick up as much ambient sound.

I'd buy this mic again. It might not be as nice as mics costing hundreds or thousands more, but compared side by side, I'm not sure that a novice like me with a home studio would even be able to make use of something more expensive - it would be money wasted.
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63 of 69 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2010
This mic is fantastic! I've been singing, writing, and recording for almost 30 years and this mic is pretty much just as good as all of the silly expensive German mics I've used in larger studios over the years. There's a very slight presence peak, but nothing like most of the other Chinese mics. It isn't shrilling or peaky at all. Male tenor vocals and acoustic guitar sound great without any need for EQ whatsoever beyond a hi pass filter for the sub 100hz stuff. This mic is also an excellent candidate for a Michael Joly mod, he calls it one of the 7 audio wonders of the world because it makes no sense that this mic is this good at under $200. Michael mods these mics and you'd be hard pressed to be able to tell the difference between this one and the famous U87 with the German name that starts with an "N". I'm using it totally stock and it's been great. Buy it.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2012
I have been a recording engineer for 18 years and have used just about every mic out there. Most large diaphragm condensers either color the sound significantly, break up easily with high SPLs and low frequencies, or cost an arm and a leg. For years I used a U87, which costs about 40 times what this mic does. When I opened my own studio 2 years ago with a tight budget, I listened to a variety of mics and decided to get a pair of V67Gs. It has always performed well for me, whether on voice-over, vocals, or acoustic instruments. I have matched it in with recordings from a U87 and it holds up just fine, it's just a little brighter than the German mic (which can sound dull IMO).

I now could afford to get a more expensive mic but I really don't need to. I work with a variety of clients all over the country and have only gotten compliments about the sound of the microphone. Most of the time people don't say anything about it because it is so transparent that they assume it's a high priced mic.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2011
I am not a studio engineer, nor am I a professional musician. I record songs in my home as a hobby. I like to have reasonably nice gear in order to get as good a sound as possible in that setting, so if you're at or around the same level, you know what I'm talking about. Will this compare to a mic that costs three times as much? No. Are you likely to find it in a high-end professional studio? Eh...probably not. Is it a pretty sweet deal at this price point? Hells yes.

I've worked my way up in terms of mic quality as my hobby has gotten progressively more serious, and this is the nicest mic I own right now. The difference in quality between this and even a nice dynamic mic is immediately obvious. I use it for recording vocals, and my voice (again, not a pro!) is finicky to record, usually sounding pretty muddy. Even with nicer dynamic mics usually used for vocals (SM57 and 58) this was still the case. But with this mic, my voice sounds much more clear and open.

Admittedly, this is a very subjective evaluation, but then aren't all mic evaluations subjective? You can go on all day about response range and EQ flatness, but what matters in the end is how the mic sounds in your application. And to my ears, this mic sounds wonderful.

My only real gripe is that the sensitivity pattern doesn't seem to be a super-tight cardioid, because it still picks up some sound coming from behind it. Perhaps this is how it's supposed to be, but when trying to record both vocals and a loud electric guitar simultaneously, it can be a headache trying to jury-rig an isolation method that works. I took off a star for this alone, although that may not be fair since I haven't used any other large-diaphragm condensers and therefore have no idea if they're all supposed to behave this way.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2013
My setup:
1 HP Laptop with i5 processor
1 Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
1 JVC over the ears headphone
1 SM58
1 SM57
1 e945
1 MXL V67G (the latest addition to my setup as of yesterday)
Audacity

The MXL V67G is the first condenser microphone I have owned or used. It is very sensitive as it picks up the smallest sound - if you heard it the mic probably picked it up too. It picks up every nuance of your voice without you having to struggle to be heard. I used it without a pop filter and I sang from about a foot away. Didn't hear any issues with pop. I did read that the pop filter is to prevent moisture (i.e your spit) from corroding the mics internals. I tried it in my bedroom, in the bathroom, and in the shower (large space, small space, tiny space) and it reproduced the dynamics of each room quite accurately.

I am very pleased with this microphone. It is the cheapest mic I own and it is the only one that I feel reproduces my voice accurately. Granted that it cannot be used like the other three dynamic microphones - but it captures the full range easily where for the other three I have to be practically swallowing the microphone to be heard. For under $80, this mic is a bargain!

It comes very plainly packed in a white box lined with black sponge. A very basic holder is included which will allow you to mount it gold side down (is there a right side up?) if you so desire. The microphone looks every bit as classic in real life as it does on the web. It has a solid heft to it, but I suspect that the screen won't hold up to much abuse - I don't intent to try out how much it can handle. The box also contains a felt lined pouch to carry the microphone. I don't plan on using it cos it does not look like it will provide any sort of protection to the mic. I plan to keep the mic in its box - wish it came in a box like the MXL 770.

On the bottom end of the mic you will see a black plastic ring. To mount the mic on the included holder, you unscrew the plastic ring from the base of the mic, put the mic on the holder, and screw the ring back in. The ring holds the mic to the holder. The included holder attaches to the business end of any regular OnStage mic stand. The included mic holder and the plastic ring feel very cheap. I don't expect these to last long and I see myself having to invest in some sort of shock mount in the near future.

The Focusrite 2i2 is powered by USB and it did a great job providing the phantom power for this mic. There is a blip when the phantom power is turned on with the mic connected and that is the only indication that the mic is ON and ready. I guess I'm saying, a little light could have helped to indicate that the mic is on but at this price point, for a mic this good, I think that's an unfair nit-pik.

Right now, I totally love this mic. It makes me wonder what the $700 and up mics are capable of - but I don't think I will need them.

Docking 1 star for the poor quality mic holder cos I can't dock half a star.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
I first stumbled upon the MXL at my producer's home studio, recording some ideas for vocals to a song of mine, and I was very happy with the results. At my own little home studio I've only had the SHURE SM57 & SM58, so the recordings I've made were OK but not brilliant soundwise. As soon as my producer told me the MXL costs only about a 100$ I got here & bought it, and although my home studio is far from being proffesional I'm getting wonderful results recording my vocals with it!! Just love it :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2013
I have owned this mic for a few months now, and used it for close to a year before that, and all I can say is this.....

Forget ALL the other MXL mic's below $300, THIS is the mic that your studio needs. It has the BEST Top End if ANY sub $300 (and some sub $500) mic out there that I have used, and I have used a LOT...just insert any name-dropping here and I will say "Yes, it is better Dollar for Dollar."

It is not just the Top End that makes this sharp looking Green & Gold mic a keeper, but it's lower Mid Range. Most all of the low-cost Chinese mic's have a shrill high end, but most also lack the "warmth, meat, fullness, weight (insert your favorite word here)" in the critical Lower Mid Area. This one has it in SPADES compared to the others.....overall the frequency response on this thing about as even as you can get without jumping into the $500 bracket IMHO.

This into an M-Audio DMP2 Mic pre is good, into the Behringer UB802 mixer is good, into the MIC200 is GREAT. The combination of the MIC200 & MXL V67g is a killer match for Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, and Mandolin. It also works great on percussion, rounding off & smoothing the transient in a very pleasing way.

Bottom Line, if you are using an interface or mic pre have has Phantom Power & a XLR jack, you need this mic!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
This mic is great. Not much I can say about it since I don't have much experience with microphones, but it sounds nice and clear. Recommended for new and old users alike.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 24, 2014
While it's a bit heavy on the low-end, the MXL V67G is a fantastic mic for anyone looking to move past USB and into XLR. It doesn't need an amazing pre-amp to shine and is a great choice for podcasting. Personally, I used it for about half a year before I upgraded, I didn't notice any sort of a noise issue when I used it. I only upgraded because, at the time, I thought a dynamic mic would be better. For what it's worth, I was wrong.

Keep in mind this is a condenser mic and needs phantom power. Grab a phantom power supply or check your pre-amp before you buy this. It does not have changeable polar patterns and no frequency selection, it does not come with a pop filter, and it does not come with any stand or accessories (aside from a mounting screw adapter for European stands). It is what it is, and what it is isn't bad. Again, great for entry-level.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2012
bought this for a modest step up in vocal tracks for home recording on my 24 bit neo 2488.
Ive been using the mxl990. mic would be great for the price if it wasnt defective. used it for
about 30 minutes before crackling and static started. had to go back to the 990 until all of the
return and warranty is taken care of. i still recommend the mic though. it is hotter than the 990
in its highs, but with good compression, power amp and eq the result is well worth the money.
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