” Looks like the folks at Warm Audio, who built their reputation on acclaimed rack gear and microphone designs based on revered classics, have two more hits on their hands. The WA-251 is a meticulous rendition of the legendary large-diaphragm tube condenser that was introduced in 1960 and is considered to be one of the most beautiful-sounding microphones ever made. Three polar patterns (cardioid, omni, and figure-8) give you immense flexibility when it comes to exploring the sonic possibilities offered by different recording techniques. The small-diaphragm WA-84 is designed after the European elder statesman of FET condenser mics. The originals saw heavy use at top studios in the ’70s and beyond, and like the ’251 can be heard on countless classic recordings. True to Warm Audio’s compelling value proposition, the WA-251 and WA-84 sell for a fraction of what the vintage originals would cost (if you find them in good working condition). If you want to capture sumptuous sound without blowing your studio budget, adding a WA-251 and a pair of WA-84s (in black or nickel) to your mic locker is a no-brainer. “
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