Deva Straight Talk: The look of the EV N/D 767a mic is stylish. It’s a noticeably bright mic while simultaneously providing a fatter bottom-end sound. Its tonal characteristics vary noticeably depending on how close you hold the mic to your mouth. Singers with high end voices may find their upper range is intensified. If you have a light or very bright voice, this mic may not be the best choice; it will intensify your voice in such detail that technical flaws may be exposed and magnified. But if you want your voice to really be heard and you use good mic technique, this just may be the mic for you.
Best Uses: This mic is particularly good for more difficult situations such as very loud bands; clubs where the acoustics are awful and sound is bouncing everywhere; and bands who need to leave the background vocal channels up all of the time but don’t want their stage sound to filter into the mix. The 760a also sounds great on higher-pitched pre-teen singers as well as drummers and guitar players who sing a lot with their amp pointed at their singing position.
Technical Details: The 767a is designed with a tailored bass response giving it a more controlled proximity effect: On more intimate song sections or verses, bring your lips to within a quarter inch of the mic head for beautiful warmth and a full sound; on dynamic high intensity choruses pull it a few inches away. Due to the size and weight of the mic head, it’s slightly top heavy in the hand, but relatively light to hold.
The mic’s head is designed more narrowly, requiring a more accurate angling toward your mouth for best pickup and tonal reproduction. The body of the mic is made of really cool material EV calls “Warm Grip,” which has a slightly rubbery feel and is very nice to hold.
Note: This mic is a dynamic mic and therefore doesn’t require phantom power.