[LAU] Cheap ribbon mics

Bob van der Poel bob at mellowood.ca
Sat Jan 26 22:49:34 UTC 2013

On Sat, Jan 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Al Thompson <althompson58 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/25/2013 09:20 PM, Len Ovens wrote:
>> On Fri, January 25, 2013 5:56 pm, Bob van der Poel wrote:
>>> Anyone used one of cheap ribbon mics I see on feabay for well under
>>> $100? Yeah, probably get what you pay for ... but I don't have 2 to 4
>>> grand just to play with one. I'm doing some in-home recording of a
>>> tenor sax and I've heard that ribbons are really good for this.
>>> Comments appreciated.
>> There are lots of different ribbon mics around. Some of them are not
>> really ribbon mics in the classical sense. I don't think a Mylar skin with
>> a ribbon printed on it will sound the same as the old ribbon mics. (they
>> may sound good, but not the same)
> I'm surprised nobody has suggested a Beyer M500.  I've used them a lot,
> and like them, and they aren't very expensive.

Nearly 3x what i just paid :) They are around the $300 mark on ebay,
etc. Still a long way off the 4 grand unit I was recommended :)

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