As a podcaster, the sound of your voice represents you to the world. Yes, your content matters, but your standards are represented by the quality of your audio. Clear, clean sound invites your listeners to stay and listen to you; tinny, muffled, or distorted sound can annoy your listeners and drive them away. The microphone you select is the first step in presenting your audio persona. Do you want top notch sound for your listeners? Sure, you do!
The Neuman U87 AI, manufactured by Neuman Corporation, is known for its clean sound and excellent build quality. This "AI" variant of the U87 family has improved electronics which measurably lower the internal noise and provide a stronger output signal. As a podcaster or field recording professional, you will like its broad frequency response and ability to accurately capture voices in omni, cardioid, or bidirectional patterns. The sound really is clean and natural, capturing the band of audio spectrum suited to the human voice. A selectable high pass filter is built in, with selectable cutoffs of 80, 100, and 160 hz. There is also a 10 db attenuator for use in loud environments.