Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics

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To: Bob van der Poel <bob@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 2:20 am

On Fri, January 25, 2013 5:56 pm, Bob van der Poel wrote:

There are lots of different ribbon mics around. Some of them are not
really ribbon mics in the classical sense. I don't think a Mylar skin with
a ribbon printed on it will sound the same as the old ribbon mics. (they
may sound good, but not the same)

If you are willing to do some of the work yourself try:

http://www.diyaudiocomponents.com/

Aside from complete mics at 300 euros, he also sells the elements for
about 50 euros. Add a transformer (he has links) a case and a connector.

http://www.diyrecordingequipment.com/directory/

Has some good links to sites that have good ideas about making mic cases.
I used an old power supply capacitor can, but copper pipe (or brass) works
well too (see your local plumbing dept).

One thing to remember about ribbons is that they are more sensitive to the
preamp impedance. So just buying a "cheap" mic may not do all you want.

Still one step at a time.

--
Len Ovens
www.OvenWerks.net

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[LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 1:56 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Len Ovens, (Sat Jan 26, 2:20 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Al Thompson, (Sat Jan 26, 7:53 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 10:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Wed Feb 20, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Len Ovens, (Tue Mar 26, 10:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Wed Mar 27, 12:28 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:36 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Bob van der Poel, (Sat Jan 26, 6:45 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Q, (Sat Jan 26, 7:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Gene Heskett, (Sat Jan 26, 2:16 am)
Re: [LAU] Cheap ribbon mics, Ralf Mardorf, (Sat Jan 26, 8:12 am)