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Here is a summary to help you remember why ribbons are so special: Ribbon Characteristics
  • Extremely low mass allows freest movement through space.
  • Truest figure-of-8 of all types of microphones - absolute null-point rejection.
  • Excellent off-axis response.
  • Tight, defined bass with significant, highly-useable proximity effect.
  • Smooth, detailed, natural high end.
  • Maximum midrange detail.
  • Takes EQ better than any other microphone.
  • A real pleasure to mix.
What ribbons don't do is just as important
  • Never harsh, tinny or peaky.
  • They don't distort easily.
  • They don't sound weak in the mids.
  • Least susceptible to ringing.
  • They don't produce overshoot.

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