In the 1990’s Sony dropped a mic that instantly became a modern studio classic finding a home in the R&B/HipHop music genres thanks largely to pioneering HipHop producer Dr Dre – the Sony C-800G. This uniquely shaped microphone, affectionately known as “The Uzi” for its unusually mounted heat sink became the mic of choice of Rappers, R&B and Pop singers and has featured on many US No. 1 hits. The C-800 may have its roots firmly planted in Rap but it’s use is not limited to this genre. In fact, Sony built this mic to be a modern alternative to the old standards like the U47, C12 in the Pop, Rock and Country studios of LA and Nashville. To buy a Sony C-800 look to spend about $15000 AUD, however if you want to capture the C-800 sound but can’t afford the luxury price tag, the new Warm Audio WA-8000 just might be the mic you’ve been waiting for.
The Warm Audio WA-8000 tube condenser microphone by Warm Audio is a faithful reproduction of the classic C800 and lives up to the sonic legacy that continues to foster die-hard fans to this day. With open top end, crystal clear midrange, and an unmatched ability to capture every detail of vocal performances, the WA-8000 gives you the true sound of modern R&B and Hip hop for an unprecedented value. The WA-8000 features the same old stock 6AU6 and the unique external heatsink design as the C-800G. It uses a custom Lundahl transformer and Gotham cable.