Why You Want It:
This mic costs ⅓ ($900 vs $3,000-$3,500) of the industry standard German mic, yet improves upon its design. The industry standard 87 (I can't say their name for legal reasons, but you know who I mean) is a mic that is meant to be used on numerous instruments as well as voice, whereas mine is mainly suited to voice (and yes, acoustic instruments will sound great through it as well). This mic generates less noise and will make your raw recording sound the way most recordings sound after the typical “sweetening” and “mastering” have been done to them. And this is just at the recording stage, so with a good editor and mastering engineer, it will only get better. The sooner in the signal chain that you get the sound right, the better the end product will be. And again, this is at a cost of less than ⅓ of what the industry standard goes for, which makes it perfect for “prosumer” home studios. It makes it an ideal choice for people recording from home without the benefit of a fancy channel strip to sweeten the sound, as it has already been tailored to make your voice sound every bit as amazing as it does in real life (maybe even more so).
Some publishers have specs that include a very low noise floor, which many of the currently available inexpensive mics will not achieve...as I’ve said elsewhere, my mic has an even lower noise level than the $3,000 German mic, which is already a very quiet mic.
Another benefit of this mic is its softness on the sibilant frequencies, it that it will pick-up less “mouth noises” such as spit, lip smacks etc.
Again, I have put my 8+ years of experience engineering audiobooks into this mic, which has been lovingly built by hand. Also, since I have built the mics by hand, each of the solder joints is solid and has been carefully inspected. Unlike other companies, mine each get the individual attention they deserve. And as I have built them myself, I can guarantee the work. If anything goes wrong with the inner workings of the mic, I will gladly fix it for free. But nothing will go wrong...if on the off chance it does, I will happily fix it (and give you an immediate, matching replacement asap so you have zero downtime...but I work a LOT, so I likely will not be available until I am off work, but I will stop by after work with a matching microphone). This does not include if you drop it or do something else to cause the damage. Also, I cannot offer a guarantee on the capsule. Usually capsules hold up for a very long time. The only time I hear of capsules needing replacement is on microphones that are 40+ years old. As long as you don’t blow puffs of air directly into the capsule (ALWAYS use a pop filter) or let a ton of dust fall onto the capsule, it will work absolutely fine. And if by chance you do manage to ruin the capsule, replacement will run about $150, which is because the capsule is the most expensive piece of the entire microphone.
And again, don't take my word for it. Read what award-winning narrators have to say about this microphone here.