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.