Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon Microphones

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  1. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

    MFR#: Model 2 Best Seller
    Passive ribbon microphone - handmade in Detroit, MI
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    $1,195.00

    $999.00
  2. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: Model 2 Best Seller
    Passive ribbon microphone - handmade in Detroit, MI
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders.

      50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska.
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    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty

    $999.00

    $899.00 (You Save 11%)

  3. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S

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    Stereo ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty

    $2,150.00

    $1,799.00
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  4. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2A

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    Active ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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    $1,435.00

    $1,199.00
  5. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2AS

    MFR#: Model 2AS
    Active ribbon microphone with extended frequency response and custom designed resonator plates providing an incredibly extended, detailed, and 3D like response
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    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty

    $2,995.00

    $2,499.00
  6. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S (Demo Deal)

    Stereo ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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      50% off shipping outside the US and to Hawaii and Alaska.
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    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
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    $1,799.00

    $1,619.00 (You Save 11%)

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Ribbon Microphones offer exquisite attention to detail, without any harshness that sometimes comes from other microphones. Ribbons are a perfect choice when you want a specific instrument to sound warm and full in the track, without too much presence in the higher frequencies. This makes Ribbon Microphones ideal for miking acoustic guitars, miking banjo, miking ukulele, miking mandolin, or as overhead drum microphones. Models like the Royer 121, Cole 4038, and beyerdynamic m160 are in just about every pro recording studio's mic locker.

Ribbon Microphones tend to be much softer, warmer, and darker sounding than a condenser microphone, making them the perfect choice for an instrument with a lot of attack, such as Drums, Banjo, or Mandolin. Ribbons can take more EQ than a condenser without sounding brittle, so if more presence is needed at the end of the recording, use a plug-in or hardware EQ such as a Neve 1073 or API 550a to add in some top end.

Classic tones such as John Bonham’s huge drum sound, and Jimi Hendrix electric guitar were captured using Beyerdynamic m160 ribbon microphones.

Ribbon mics typically come in a figure-8 polar pattern. Use two of them together to easily achieve the Blumlein miking technique. Use them on drum overheads to capture a wide, warm representation of the cymbals and toms, but also capture ambiance of the room you are tracking in.