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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Arpangel » Mon May 17, 2021 8:39 am

Aled Hughes wrote:
Airfix wrote:Ribbons are sweet - they have a 'neutrally' slow response - that sharp attack - you would not notice with a ribbon - sweet mics. They are not like LDCs - which are open and honest - I have an old se2200 which is is fantastic

Ribbons have a very fast transient response due to the very low mass of the ribbon element. Much faster than moving coil dynamic mics.

Yes, they also have a subdued top end, but that’s not tied in with the transient respone.

I can appreciate ribbons, they have their uses, but I’ve never got on with them myself, always found them to sound a bit dead and lifeless.
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 17, 2021 10:54 am

For balance, I love ribbons and find them beautifully natural sounding mics. I much prefer them to most LDCs in many roles! :D
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Ariosto » Mon May 17, 2021 3:45 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:For balance, I love ribbons and find them beautifully natural sounding mics. I much prefer them to most LDCs in many roles! :D
I would also agree. I use my ribbon mics for voice narration more than any other mic at present, and that is also because they sound so natural. (Royer R1901)
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 17, 2021 4:16 pm

I'm guessing that should have been an R121?
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Ariosto » Mon May 17, 2021 6:32 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I'm guessing that should have been an R121?
Sorry - typo! It is a Royer R101
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 17, 2021 7:16 pm

:D still a nice mic.
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby The Red Bladder » Mon May 17, 2021 11:04 pm

Tone, the time I recorded you here, I put an M149 in front of your mouth. Is that the sound you are after?
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Re: Large diaphragm mic for vocals.

Postby Arpangel » Tue May 18, 2021 6:56 am

The Red Bladder wrote:Tone, the time I recorded you here, I put an M149 in front of your mouth. Is that the sound you are after?

Could be, I’ll have to listen to those recordings, I’m not sure about the material, that was more straight dialogue, it suited that, just very clear and warm, now I’m using my singing voice a bit more, with noises, so something that emphasises mouth noise would be good, the 201 isn’t bad, and cheaper than a 149!

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