Submitted February 12, 2019 by Jordan S in Seattle, WA
"Hi-Fi sound with a vintage color"
The WA-251 has a clear and airy high-end, smooth and creamy mids, and a warm low-end that all come together to create a truly beautiful sounding mic. I work in a studio near Seattle, and have used mic’s that are triple the price of the WA-251, and I gotta say the WA-251 definitely can hold its own next to some big name mic’s. I think the magic of this mic is the clear and open top end that really shines on R&B and Pop vocals. The mic is particularly great when you need something to cut through a mix without being aggressive or harsh. One of the challenges I face when selecting vocal mic’s is trying to find that balance of warmth and clarity, and the WA-251 seems to have found that sweet spot. I must say, on its own, the mic may show a little too much detail and that can throw some vocalist off at first. But trust me, you’ll find it works great within the context of a song! Plus, if you Pair it with a warm EQ and 1176, you’ll get that classic vintage HI-Fi sound that’s so iconic on many records.
15 years in the music industry. Singer for 15 years, Session musician for 6 years, engineer for 5 years.
Rock, Pop, Blues, Singer-Songwriter, soundtracks.
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