The Soyuz 017 Tube and FET (field effect transistor) condensers make everything they record sound larger than life, whether recording vocals, piano, guitars, woodwinds, or drums. Soyuz calls it the Tsar of Mics for good reason. The classic sound of the 017 was previously considered impossible to achieve with new microphones. Soyuz intends for the 017 to be the future benchmark for modern microphones with all the desirable traits of vintage condensers. You’ll love its open and graceful top-end, warm midrange, and balanced low-end. The FET version of the 017 is recognized for its ability to capture transients with a somewhat faster, tighter response.