My first production recorded almost entirely with home-made ribbon microphones

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  1. artur.fisher

    artur.fisher Active Member

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    Hi, DIY fellows!

    I have finally fulfilled (at least, partially) one of my quests - to make a recording based as much as possible on DIY ribbon microphones. Factually, everything in this mix except drums and line-in instrument (bass & keys) is recorded using only a pair of such ribbons. Drum group is equalized (HF roll-off) to fit organically with ribbon tracks.

    Audio is here: Blues For Ma

    Looking forward for Your feedback ;)
     
  2. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to try to listen on some better speakers, but it's certainly impressive on computer speakers. Inferior mics usually show up on the vocal track, but your sounds very good. Good job on the mics.
     
  3. Link555

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    Sounds great on my cheap sony cans. Can you post pics of your mics inners?
     
  4. artur.fisher

    artur.fisher Active Member

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    Hi! All pics can be found on Ribbon Microphone Motors - Build Your own DIY ribbon microphone!.

    Cheers!
     
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    Is that your site?
     
  6. artur.fisher

    artur.fisher Active Member

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    Yeap, it's mine.
     
  7. EricIndecisive

    EricIndecisive Active Member

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    Sounds sweet! Awesome song too. I feel like I want to hear more top end on the whole recording, but maybe that's a mastering thing
     
  8. artur.fisher

    artur.fisher Active Member

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    Well, that's not the mastering thing, that's the ribbon thing :) I love the way they sound because it is very contrasting with condenser sound we all are used to. I could add a bit more of high-end with an EQ, but I preferred to leave it natural way.
     
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