Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.
Marantz Professional MPM-3500R | Ribbon Microphone with Low-Mass Diaphragm and High Sound-Pressure Tolerance (XLR Out)
The Marantz Professional MPM-3500R is a high-quality ribbon microphone to faithfully capture a complete sound picture—from the subtle nuances of stringed instruments to rock vocals and percussion. The MPM-3500R’s low-mass ribbon pick-up diaphragm is specially designed to resolve the subtle details often missed by conventional microphones, yet it remains warm-sounding and natural for a particularly vibrant, lifelike recording. Meanwhile, and unlike many more-delicate ribbon microphones, the MPM-3500 is still effective up 135 decibels of sound pressure—the equivalent of an air raid siren. Note that it also utilizes 48 volts of phantom power. The microphone’s dipole (figure-eight) pickup pattern enables it to be placed between instruments and capture both equally without picking up any off-axis noise in-between. Superbly designed and crafted, the result is a durable microphone with high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range unmatched by anything else in its price range. Frequently Asked Questions What is the benefit of a ribbon mic compared to condenser or dynamic microphones? Ribbon microphones, by nature, are great at picking up fast transients. This makes them ideal for applications where tiny details are important, i.e. the pick of an acoustic guitar, the texture of a bow on a cello, or the attack on a percussive instrument. The ribbon is much smaller and more delicate than the capsules found in a condenser or dynamic microphone, which means it can be more sensitive to small changes and can respond faster. Their sensitivity can make ribbon microphones more delicate than their counterparts, so it's important to not to drop the microphone or place it in front of an extra loud source (i.e guitar amp at eleven). A broken ribbon may result in distortion, crackling, or no sound at all! Still, the MPM-3500R can handle up to 135 dB SPL, which is about the equivalent of a jet engine. So, don't worry about using it to mic your drum kit or guitar amp at a listenable level. Do I need to use ph...
Unlike most ribbon motors designed today with an offset ribbon the new Cascade FAT HEAD houses a hand-tuned ribbon element that incorporates the legendary symmetrical ribbon design. This design offers a true figure 8 pattern. The corrugated aluminum membrane itself is positioned in the center from front to back, thus producing a balanced audio input signal to both sides of the ribbon assembly. This design is very useful when executing a mid-side or Blumlein recording set-up and also great for live stage use. The FAT HEAD warm full-bodied signature and increased sensitivity is what you would expect and demand from a professional ribbon microphone and the FAT HEAD delivers. The FAT HEAD is suited for guitar cabinets, drum over-heads, vocal, piano, horns, strings, and much more. Specifications: Type: Ribbon (velocity) Microphone; Ribbon type & Dimensions: 99% Pure aluminum, 2.5 micron, 1 3/4" (L) X 3/16" (W); Polar pattern: Figure 8 Symmetrical design; Sensitivity: -56 db +/- 2 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa); Frequency response: 30 - 18,000 Hz (+/- 3dB); Output Impedance: 1000 Ohms; Max.SPL (1% THD @1000 Hz): 165 dB; Connector: 3-Pin male XLR; Size: Diameter: 3" (O.D. grill), overall length 6 1/2", 7/8" (O.D. boy). Includes: FAT HEAD Ribbon Microphone, Aluminum case, Deluxe oil stained wood box, Premium suspension shockmount, Drawcord cloth storage pouch, Micro-fiber cleaning cloth, and Specifications and typical measurement report.
Samson’s VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone combines traditional ribbon technology with the precision and versatility of advanced active electronics. It’s perfect for capturing warm, natural audio in a variety of live and studio applications, such as making vocals, acoustic instruments, electric guitars and even overhead making drums.
MXL R144 Studio Ribbon Microphone + Pop Filter + XLR Cable Bundle
Bundle includes R144 Ribbon Microphone, XLR Cable, and Pop Filter. The R144 from MXL is a professional-quality ribbon microphone, ideal for studio and broadcast use. The mic features a 1.8 micron aluminum ribbon with a figure-8 pickup pattern, allowing it to capture sounds from either side of the mic body. The mic's high SPL capability makes it ideal for use as a vocal or instrumental mic. The mic comes complete with a shock mount, mic stand adapter, cleaning cloth, and a carrying case.
Uncompromised sound of a classic ribbon microphone The Nady RSM-4 brings you the unparalleled vintage ribbon sound characteristics and performance at an affordable price. Its versatile physical and acoustic design make it perfect for various vocal and instrument recording. With its figure 8 polar pattern, it allows creative placement and recording techniques. The low tension aluminum ribbon design delivers typical large, mellow audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high ends, fast accurate transient response, ultra-high 165 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism. Manufactured with the finest materials, the RSM-4 features a machined housing with advanced internal shock mount construction for the highest structural integrity and rugged reliability. Specifications: Type: Large Ribbon Geometry (LRG) Ribbon (Velocity) Ribbon type & dimensions: Pure aluminum, 6 microns thick, 45mm X 5mm (L X W) Polar pattern: Figure 8 Sensitivity: -55dB (0dB=1V/Pa) Frequency response: 30Hz to 18kHz (± 3dB) Impedance: ≤ 200Ω Recommended load impedance: 1000 Ohms Max. SPL (1% THD @1000Hz): 165 dB Equivalent noise level to IEC 268-4(A weighted) : 18 dB S/N ratio re 1Pa: 70dB
The microphone is the first, and arguably the most important link the signal chain. In the world where digital recording is now the most common recording media, it is more important than ever that you choose a microphone that is able to capture every subtle nuance of your source material.
The compact Apex205 has been designed with today's direct-to-drive digital recording systems in mind. Its classic ribbon element delivers a warm tone and the most natural sound reproduction available from virtually any style of studio microphone.
The active element of a ribbon microphone is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon used in the Apex205 offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response, yet handles extremely fast transients accurately. Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex205 can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range.
The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.
The integrated yoke mic stand mount and internal shock mount assembly protects the fragile ribbon element during use.
Golden Age Project R1 Mk3 Active Ribbon Microphone
The R1 Active MKIII is a very cool mic that combines the best of two worlds; the warmth of a ribbon and the stability of a F.E.T. buffer ampilier. This means that you can use the R1 Active MKIII with long cables and virtually any pre-amp featuring 48V phantom power. A clean and clear sound, yet warm and punchy is what the R1 Active MKIII will deliver in most cases. We love it on drums, as an ambience mic or in pairs for O.H. pickup, but it sounds great on most instruments. The R1 Active MKIII is in fact a very versatile mic even suitable for some sensitve vocal recording! And even more so now when the mk3 version includes switches for low cut and 10dB pad.A stunning realism with the feeling of being-thereThe typical large and mellow ribbon sound quality with a very smooth top end and an extended low end. A fast and life-like transient reproduction.An ultra-high SPL capability, 160 dB SPL (1% THD @ 1000Hz) and a very high sensitivity for a ribbon microphone, similar to many condenser microphones.Type: Large ribbon geometry, pure aluminium, 2 um thick, 50 x 5 mm size with active electronics.Polar pattern: Figure 8Frequency response: 30 Hz 18 kHz +/- 3 dBSensitivity: -42 dB (0 dB = 1V/Pa) @ 1 kHz.Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted per IEC 268-4): < 18 dB typical.Maximum SPL ( 1000 Ohms. Dimensions: 69x185 mm.Weight: 1 450 g.
Want to sound cool? Better yet, do you want to LOOK cool when you're tracking vocals and instruments in the studio? Heck, yeah! But, seriously, do you want to get classic, smooth ribbon tones, in a retro-styled mic that's not gonna break the bank? Then you need Avantone's CR-14! This dual-ribbon mic gives you killer looks, awesome sound, and the kind of high SPL handling that will stand up to vocals, drum kits, loud amps, and more. The CR-14 is built out of primo stuff, so it'll be a big part of your studio arsenal for a long time to come!
Ribbon Microphones have been known for many decades for reproducing authentic sound. The figure eight pattern (that is associated with all true ribbon microphones) offers great benefits for recording. Front and rear recording allow the performer to capture their voice/ instrument in front of the microphone while the rear picks up the environment or room sound- Creating a beautiful rich and dimensional sound.