Stefan Schieffer, studioowner:
" I was curious about HCL gear so I asked their German distributor if I could test their microphone "Faust".
He brought the mic into my studio and I set up 2 Neumanns (M147 & U87ai) to test against Faust.
My studio partner and I recorded different speakers and singers and the results were really amazing.
Faust was the overall winner in these tests.
We were really impressed of the transparent and airy sound of this microphone. It sounds much clearer and stronger than the Neumanns. In a simple word: it sounds true !
The great thing about Faust is, that the sound it provides is "absolutely right", you don`t need further eq`s or exciters, only a little compression and it sounds perfect.
Because of these results I decided to buy this microphone immediately. It really does enrich my studio !
Thanks to HCL ! "