The Apex 210 ribbon mic, any thoughts

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by bwmac, Oct 2, 2008.

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  • Royer ribbon microphones - Why?

    Simply put, when you put a quality ribbon mic on an instrument, voice, or other sound source, what you hear on playback is closer to real sound in nature than with any other kind of microphone.

  1. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

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    Has anyone any used the Apex 210 ribbon mic.
    I got one last year for my birthday and haven't used it yet

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    I have pluged it in and compaired it a little and found it very deep/ bassy/ rich or maybe even heavy would be a good word.
    any thoughts or experience
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

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    This is a Traynor product. I'm not sure that they even sell in the US. Ribbons tend to capture a lot of signal. They may not sound "perfect" off the first listen but they leave you with a lot to work with. Ribbon mics are like a slab of marble. What you want to sculpt is already there you just need to carve away the parts you don't need.
     
  3. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

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    What are you recording with it?
    I have used ribbons on Horns with some success. They give you a warm Taxi Driver kinda vibe IMO..
     
  4. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

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    Apex mics are sold in the States. They are made in China, medium quality. I have a 205 ribbon, and it's been OK on certain sources. Like Link said, interesting color for brass instruments. I've also used it in a strident country fiddle with decent results. No AEA, to be sure, but it's another paintbrush for your locker. Just handle it carefully and don't blast anything directly into it! BTW, I "modded" mine with a strip of "spike tape" running vertically down the REAR of the grille. This keeps plosives to a mimimum.
     
  • Royer ribbon microphones - Why?

    Simply put, when you put a quality ribbon mic on an instrument, voice, or other sound source, what you hear on playback is closer to real sound in nature than with any other kind of microphone.

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