The VR1 ribbon microphone marks a new era in ribbon technology. Whereas most ribbon microphones have a dark, muted high-frequency response, the VR1 utilizes a clever mechanical device to achieve nearly full-range frequency response that extends well beyond that of most other ribbon microphones, approaching nearly 20kHz. This provides an extended level of top- end detail, so the result includes not only the distinctly natural low-end and midrange that most ribbons provide, but also minimal loss in high frequency content. Guitar and brass tones retain their “edge”, cymbals still sound rich and full, and a supremely natural sound is achieved from top to bottom.
Additionally, the VR1 can handle very high sound pressure levels and thus can be utilized for applications not normally considered for most ribbon microphones, including loud brass, drums, and electric guitar cabinets, both in the studio and on stage.
The VR1 is a passive ribbon, so it does not require phantom power – though it is “phantom- protected”, so it will not be damaged by accidental application of phantom power. Given its lower output, it is ideally suited for loud sources such as electric guitars, drum overheads, and brass.
Generally considered to be the ideal microphone for vocals, solo instruments and any broadcast application, the classic ribbon microphone design boasts the most natural sounding audio capture available.
The active element of the Apex 210B is a very thin corrugated aluminum ribbon mounted under low tension between the poles of a strong magnet. The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room with incredibly fast and accurate transient response and stunning realism. The Apex210 ribbon microphone is ideal for todays direct to digital recordings.
Although ribbon microphones are by their nature extremely fragile, the Apex 210B can handle high sound pressure levels approaching 165dB range. The low-tension 2-inch long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon design offers audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high frequency response. The Apex210B comes in an all new black and smoked chrome finish, and is shipped with a custom designed aluminum carrying case.
The Apex787 delivers natural tone and the stunning realism of classic vintage ribbon microphones, with the advantages of an increased overall output and more consistent frequency response when used with various mixers and microphone preamps.
The integrated active electronics of the Apex787 deliver higher output than a classic ribbon design, rivalling the levels of any side address studio condenser microphone. Unlike a dynamic ribbon mic design, the Apex787's overall tone is less affected by the variable impedance of the input channel or preamp.
This innovative design makes the Apex787 the ideal solution for any critical recording where the tone of a ribbon microphone is preferred, but the reliability, output and performance of a condenser microphone is required.
The asymmetrical figure-8 pickup pattern has an extended sweet spot on the rear face of the microphone allowing the recording to accurately reproduce the natural space and ambient reverberation of a good sounding live room.
The microphone's chassis is precision-tooled aluminum alloy with a dent resistant stainless-steel wire-mesh windscreen. The included shock-mount virtually eliminates vibration and handling noise, while at the same time safely securing the microphone in any position needed during the recording process.
The Apex787 includes a vintage yoke-style microphone standmount and ships in aluminum carry case.
Active Ribbon Microphone With switchable response curves for voice and music.
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Modern technology elevates a classic sound
From direct RCATM lineage, the Cloud 44-A microphone reawakens the spirit of the classic RCA Type 44 ribbon mic for today?s applications. Internally within the Cloud 44-A, the ribbon itself remains unchanged, handcrafted to specifications first prescribed in the 1930s by RCA's Harry F. Olson. Everything else has been engineered anew, however, using 21st century improvements transcending the capabilities of Olson's time. Utilizing Cloud?s award-winning, patented Cloudlifter circuitry with its unique features and ultra-clean characteristics, the 44-A is an active ribbon mic with personality from the past plus all the strength and clarity required for today?s most demanding tasks.
Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.
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