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02-18-2009, 03:21 PM
I am curious about ribbon mics. I have a trade offer for some gear I have. The guy wants to send me a CAD Trion 7000. Pricewise we are in the ballpark of the stuff I have to trade him. I am just curious as to any thoughts on this or any ribbon mic. Thanks folks.
02-18-2009, 08:59 PM
Ribbons are more susceptible to certain kinds of abuse, and don't get them near magnetic recordings of any type, but they're generally considered flattering for vocals. They have a natural high-end roll-off starting above the presence band. Don't ever accidentally hook them up to phantom power.
All I know about the 7000 specifically is it has a non-switchable figure-8 pattern, which wouldn't work in my situation, so I didn't research much further. $250 price class new.
If the price (or swap deal) is right, and he's taken good care of it, it might be a nice option in the toolbox. I'd see if I can find user reviews online for clues on durability.
02-18-2009, 09:12 PM
try it first.
02-18-2009, 11:01 PM
Ribbons are wonderful mics for character work, and make everyone sound great.
Royer's mics are fantastic and of course the RCA 44BX and King of ribbons the RCA KU3A are unmatched for their sound.
Here is a review of the 7000:
Mix reviews the CAD Trion 7000 Ribbon Mic, PSP Audioware Xenon Mastering Plug-In, Mackie SRM450 v2 Live Sound Speakers and Primacoustic Recoil Monitor Stabilizers (http://mixonline.com/gear/reviews/audio_snapshot_product_reviews_32/)
02-19-2009, 08:07 AM
Thanks guys. The equipment I would be trading for it is just sitting and nnot being used, so I really don't have anything to lose. Now, another question: would the mic work ok with my DBX 286a. I know there are various issues with ribbons. He also has an AKG C2000 B, but I don't know if I want to do that. I have a suspicion that my AT 4040 is still going to be the mic of choice, so the AKG would end up just sitting around. Any opinions on the AKG?
02-20-2009, 01:07 AM
Don't bother with the ribbons.
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