Dave Rat FOH Engenieer Says: His interpretation begins with Audix OM7 dynamic microphones on all vocals, Rat's choice for several years. “The OM7 mic element is very close to the grille, so they tend to get quite loud, but with excellent gain before feedback,” he explains. “More importantly, they provide a real up-close-and-personal signature — very intimate. I don't want much sound from the room getting into the mics because the audience loses that proximity, that intimacy. And having the main P.A. feedback with an OM7 is hard to do.”more
The reason why this mic only got four stars is simply that I haven't tried too many different microphones yet and I'm not entirely sure, if I can say this is the best one out there (if you can say that about any mic at all). It's certainly great for doing stuff on the loop station because it doesn't let much noise in form around you and it's also recommendable for live gigs with the full band, for the same reason. It does however sound like a radio mic sometimes, which is not that cool for recordings.
I have had this mic for around 6 months replacing my EV 967 Mic. It cuts through the mix and is crystal clear. The feedback rejection is the best I have used. You have to have a lot of headroom on your mixer as it has a low gain input. Fantastic mic...