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Ribbon Microphone Upgrade for MXL 990

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5 years 10 months
Hello, I’m beginning my personal little crusade in the Ribbon Mic arena.

To start, I’ve created an Instructable, to upgrade an MXL 990 condenser mic with a ribbon element from

I created some 3D printed parts to hold the ribbon element and transformer.

But I think one of the key things is I also created a 3D printed ribbon alignment jig. It makes it really easy to replace and re-ribbon the element.

MXL 990 with Michael Joly Engineering K47 Mod...anyone?

Member for

7 years 11 months

Just curious if anyone here has experience with this particular modified microphone
http://www.oktavamo… Award-winning microphone engineering from Michael Joly

Very skeptical that I can get a $350 microphone that performs like a Neumann U87 Ai costing 10 times as much...but there are folks on other forums raving about it.

Can't get MXL 990 to work with Blue Icicle and Laptop? Please Help!

Member for

9 years 2 months
Last week, I bought an MXL 990 with a shockmount, a Blue Icicle, and a 25 ft. long XLR cable. I have the Microphone plugged into to XLR cable > Blue Icicle > Dell Inspiron N5110. It says that it's installing software, but when it's done, it says "There is a problem with the driver USB Multi-Channel Audio Device. Reinstalling the driver might fix this problem." But after I click the Apply this Fix button, it say "Troubleshooting was not able to automatically fix all of the issues found."
Can anybody plese help?

MXL 990 won't record

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10 years 3 months
I just received my MXL 990 condenser mic from Musicians Friend today and everything looked fine when I unboxed so I went ahead and hooked it up to my mixer. I use a Yamaha MW12CX USB mixer that provides phantom power but I can't get anything to record through my MXL 990. I've never used a mic that requires phantom power so I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong. My Shure PG58s work so I know it's not the mixer or cables. Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, all my cables are XLR to XLR and not XLR to 1/4 connector. thanks.

Using mxl 990 and Icicle

Member for

21 years 2 months
Hey guys,

its good to be in this forums lots of knowledgeable sh*t

To my problem, i bought a MXl 990 and a Blue icicle

This is how its setup

Mxl 990 condenser mic > XLR cable > Blue icicle > USb wire > Pc ( windows 7 )

I checked everywhere and it says icicle is a plug and play device, so why am i having problem ?

The audio recorded is way too low

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