Audio Engineering

Ribbon Mic Shootout (When and why to use ribbons)

Comments (14)
  1. eX Cess says:

    Great shootout!
    I too understand why so many people go for the Royer, it’s detailed and balanced. Will download the files to listen more carefully, the 3 other mic’s sound great but seem to have particular character which would be nice if you want to go for some precise sound you have in mind.
    The Royer really seems to be the go-to

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @plap-disqus-4734ba6f3de83d861c3176a6273cac6d:disqus I completely understand, the Royer on heavy guitars may be the best available! Dave Jerden a;also loves the Royers on overheads! My gut is IF I had the budget for all of them, then I would! haha They all offer a great set of sounds that can be used in many applications! I will say the Mesanovic’s top end was so detailed that it could be a great all around mic for every situation! Now that I know it’s $999 I’m pretty blown away by it!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  2. Josh Salant says:

    Man, i can watch ya play all day warren! Awesome job as always, cheers!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Aw shucks thanks very much @joshsalant:disqus!! You Rock! That’s very kind of you! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

      1. Josh Salant says:

        Maybe ill see ya namm!

  3. Bertrand Grichting says:

    Warren “The Noodleman” Huart ;-). There is an unpleasant high-note ring on the acoustic recordings, seems to be a string buzzing or is it just me imaging things?

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @bertrandgrichting:disqus Haha Noodleman! Hmm not sure what you are hearing? Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  4. Marcus David says:

    Warren – cool video – however, it would have been cool to see how the cheaper ribbons stack up against these “pro” mics. It’d be nice to see how much different the MXL R40 is to these mics. It’d be nice to know if any of these 4 mics are an entire paycheck better than the MXL? Nice axe skills, btw!

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @disqus_vkWtfVNyWv:disqus agreed! A cheaper Ribbon mic demo coming soon! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  5. aka says:

    Josh I concur, something about pohmies (Sorry, an Australian anacronisim for Englishmen, Prisoner of Her Majesty) and guitars, they just go together. You can hear why the 4038 are liked as an over head, fat, though you do have to clockwise the top end knob. You got to try Ribbons on brass, great for getting those stabbs to punctuate. Man that Mesanovic’s getting into Condenser territory in upper tone. Try the Golden Age ribbons, cheap great sound, just not too much SPL thank you. ABFAB WAZZA.

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Thanks @plap-disqus-43ec517d68b6edd3015b3edc9a11367b:disqus! Glad you enjoyed the shootout! All were great! Thanks for the clarification of Pommie! haha Yes agreed the Mesanovic is pretty amazing! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

  6. Roar Hoogdorp says:

    I’d go for the BBC mic , so much body ….nr 2 def the Rover , very clean

    1. Warren Huart says:

      Hi @roarhoogdorp:disqus the Coles is definitely a great mic! Ultimately everyone of these is a great mic!! Have a marvellous time recording and mixing, many thanks Warren

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shares