Studio microphone genius David Bock has captured the sound of the vintage Neumann U47 tube microphone in the new Bock 407. TransAudio Group will distribute the Bock 407 in the United States. David Bock gained most of his critical insights into the 47's sound by servicing vintage units in his shop.
"The Bock 407 has that smooth, creamy midrange you associate with a 47, along with the signature proximity effect that vocalists like Robert Plant and Frank Sinatra used so famously," said Brad Lunde, president of TransAudio Group. "It sounds stunning. Importantly, David designed the 407 to use new 'old stock' materials: materials that are in current production and that replicate the properties of vintage materials that are no longer being made. The Bock 407 is affordable, consistent, reliable, and, when the time eventually comes, easily serviceable."
The Bock 407 borrows its power supply and amplifier from the Bock 507 and adds a custom k47-type capsule that David Bock prototyped and adjusted to bring to its current perfection. The microphone has a cardioid pickup-pattern and ships with a remote power supply, a professional spider-type shock mount, and a custom twenty-foot cable that connects the microphone to the power supply.
TransAudio Group is currently taking orders from dealers and suggests that interested users contact their dealers for a demonstration.
The BOCK 407 is now shipping.