The microphone innovations created under the roof at EMI are many of the same principles and techniques that we still apply in the recording studio today. Alan Blumlein, anyone? With the release of their REDD Microphone, Wade Goeke and the Chandler Limited crew are putting EMI microphones on the map once again.
For the first microphone to be badged with the EMI logo in 50 years, Chandler Limited teamed up with engineers at Abbey Roads Studios. The resulting EMI REDD Microphone is a large diaphragm tube condenser mic that features a vacuum tube based REDD.47 Mic Amplifier circuit directly coupled to a custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule.
What does having a tube mic pre on board a microphone do for your sound? In Chandler Limited's words, "Fusing the mic capsule to the historic REDD.47 line amplifier circuit, provides the shortest possible distance between the two most important elements in the recording chain. The proximity of the REDD Microphone’s custom capsule to the internal tube mic preamp, allows it to deliver a larger than life full-bodied sound, with a velvety smooth top-end."
We wanted to hear the Chandler Limited EMI REDD Microphone for ourselves, so we put it to the test in our demo studio on female vocals, drums and acoustic guitar. Watch the video below to hear the results and if you have any questions about the Chandler Limited EMI REDD Microphone, please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 888.653.1184.