• VOBTM technology provides tailored bass response
• Supercardioid pattern for exceptional acous- tic isolation and feedback rejection
• Multistage shock mount for unmatched low- handling noise
• Neodymium based magnet structure pro- vides greater sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio
• Warm GripTM handle for more comfortable feel.
The Power of Neodymium
Always the innovator, ElectroVoice was the first to use neodymium magnets in their dynamic microphones. Neodymium has a stronger magnetic field than more traditional materials, offering faster response and increased signal strength. This gives you more vocals with less gain, for a cleaner stage mix. Your frontman will cut through the hairiest instrumental-levels without having to crank his channel all the way up. Lower mic gain means less chance for feedback, making the sound tech's job much easier. Feedback is further controlled with the N/D767a's supercardioid pickup pattern. This unidirectional pattern automatically rejects off-axis sounds, so nothing but the singer enters the signal path. The frontman is free to wander the stage, working the crowd, still coming through with crisp presence.
Adding dynamics with the Proximity Effect
The N/D767a's wide frequency range reproduces every note of the melody with natural accuracy. In fact, ElectroVoice lists two independent response curves based on vocal proximity. Dynamic microphones naturally exaggerate bass frequencies when held up close to the mouth. Lesser microphones tend to sound boomy and muddy, as a result. Not true with the N/D767a, though. Its Vocally Optimized Bass (VOB) technology provides expressive control over the proximity effect, adding warmth and richness when used up close. At a distance of 24 inches, you get a frequency response of 70Hz to 22kHz. Bring your lips to within 1/4 inch of the mesh screen, and the lows extend down to 35Hz. On stage, you'll soon learn to adjust that distance to compliment your vocal lines. Bring the mic in close for creamy intimacy on the verse, then pull back for those high intensity hooks as you blaze through the chorus. Both sections will sound amazing, and the added dynamics will bring a whole new mood to the song.
Consistent Performance at High-Energy Gigs
The best live bands always push their performance right out to the edge, creating a memorable experience for the audience. This controlled chaos is what transforms a lukewarm listener into a lifelong fan. The singer takes the lead here, too. The N/D767a has an internal, multistage shockmount to reduce handling noise. As your frontman travels the stage, pulling the mic from its stand, putting it back, twirling it around Roger Daltry-style, the shockmount absorbs these vibrations before they become clicks and pops in the PA speakers. ElectroVoice's Memraflex grille screen resists deformation, springing back into its regular shape even when a thumb is jammed into the mesh. The warm-grip handle is balanced and comfortable to take you through every encore with confidence. When the vocalist has this kind of freedom, he can concentrate on his performance, trusting the mic to keep up.
The N/D767a dynamic microphone includes a swivel mic clip and a soft zipper pouch.
Manufacturer's Description for ElectroVoice ND767A NDYM Super Cardioid Lead Vocal Microphone
The new N/D767a presents optimal performance in a live sound environment. The 767a vocal microphone utilizes EV's new VOB (vocally optimized bass) technology to provide the performer with reduced low-end distortion and eliminates the muddiness found in other microphones. Combined with EV's industry-first neodymium-based magnet structure, the new N/D767a offers the power and clarity to "cut through the mix."
Microphone Use and Placement
Please note that micing techniques are a matter of personal preference.
These are merely guidelines to assist in the placement of the microphone to gain optimal performance.
Usage - Optimal Placement
- Vocals: 0 to 6 in. from the windscreen, and on axis with the microphone.
- Spoken Word: 5 to 10 in. from the windscreen, and on axis with microphone.
The low frequency response of the N/D767a microphone varies with the distance from the sound source. Known as "proximity effect," maximum bass response is produced in "close-up" use with the microphone 1/4 in. from the sound source. Normal bass response is experienced with working distances greater than 24 inches. Working close to the microphone will produce a more robust sound. Close up positioning of the microphone will also reduce the potential for feedback from the sound reinforcement system.When close-talked, the bass-boost provides an increase in overall microphone output level. The mixer gain may be proportionately reduced, resulting in a reduction of the system's sensitivity to feedback caused by sound entering themicrophone from the loudspeakers.