As used by the Beatles, BBC, et al. These babies sound soooooo fat on drums, you will need to roll off some bottom end! Stick one over the kit about 3 feet above the snare, about an inch higher than the drummers high stick point, add some compression and you will be in heaven. Very natural sounding. Cymbals will sound silky. The snare will sound like it has depth and the kit will sound like you are right next to it. Add a touch of 12k and roll off some bottom end and you are cruising!
Next, try in front of any electric guitar cab/amp and be equally impressed. Put in front of a vox and capture the size, but trim off some of the annoying edge. Smooth wide frequency response that handles high-end transients without harshness. Classic figure-eight pattern with proximity boost. Excellent off-axis frequency response for superior stereo imaging. Good shock and wind resistance with a long-life ribbon element.
The Coles 4038 Studio Ribbon Microphone is a British Broadcasting (BBC) design for broadcasting and recording applications. It is used where a clear smooth wide range frequency response, absence of transient distortion and relatively high sensitivity is essential.
The 4038 is a proven performer, and is in use around the world by broadcasting networks such as the BBC as well as top engineers and studios on hit recordings.
Frequency response of the 4038 is exceptionally flat from 30 to 20,000 Hz and throughout this range the shape of the bi-directional (figure of eight) polar response is maintained substantially constant both in the horizontal and vertical planes, giving a natural sonic quality with smooth frequency response.
Pressure gradient transducer ribbon microphone
Substantially flat frequency response from 30 to 15,000 c/s
Extremely low (non-linear) distortion
Exceptionally low hum pick-up
Bi-directional (figure of eight) polar curve shape accurately maintained in both horizontal and vertical planes
Excellent transient response
Natural clear balanced response to sound signal
Body shape to enhance acoustic performance
Clear natural high fidelity sound reproduction
Smooth sonic textured response
All microphones factory tested in free field conditions
Ribbon: Low mass damped ribbon to control transient response
Polar Response: Bi-directional
Magnetic Fields: By use of hum neutralizing wiring and magnetic shielding of the toroidal ribbon to line transformer 30 to 40 dB reduction is achieved in response to stray disturbing magnetic fields
Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 15,000 Hz
Impedance: 300 ohm
Sensitivity: -65 dB W.R.T. IV/Pa
Distortion: Less than 1% at 125 dB SPL
Connection: By means of 4069 3 pin jack plug. Pin 1 positive - Pin 2 negative - Pin 3 screen
Body Housing: Made of heavy gauge perforated brass backed by finely woven Monel mesh. Rotating hinge connection allows microphone to tilt through 90? and turned in any direction when either suspended or free standing
Dimensions: 7_" (197 mm) x 3_" (83 mm) x (61 mm).
Weight: 2 lb. 6 oz. (1.08 Kg).
Finish: Black stove enamel textured paint
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