So a few weeks back I snagged this ribbon mic kit over at www.diyrecordingequipment.com
Really simple nice sounding mic. Highly recommend Artur’s “official” retail RM-5 for anyone looking to get their hands on one of these.
After it was wired up, I pulled a few coworkers into a booth to make sure it passed signal. I setup a VERY informal comparison. I recorded it side by side with a 416 via a Hardy M1 pre. No processing, EQ or compression. For vocal tasks I recommend having 80dB of gain or so. I’m very pleased with the mic, I’ll be putting it up on Rhodes & Drum duty shortly.
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