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Old 4 weeks ago
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I have an LRM-2. How does it compare with it?

The LRM-2 was the first mic I didn't have to fix with tiny bands of EQ.
Old 4 weeks ago
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no, it's a different mic. The LRM-2b can be used in stereo with the coupler and any decent stereo bar. But it's cumbersome and heavy - so the challenge was to create a smaller, lighter stereo ribbon that doesn't do what the LRM-2b does with a response that works mainly for drums OH, the main application for which a stereo mic has been requested. The motors are new and proprietary and yield good S/N ratio with predictable symmetrical Fig-8 response and a linear response up to the HF, making it ideal for a stereo mic sitting right on top of cymbals. It can of course be used as FOK, room, main stereo pair if you're looking for a smooth yet present tone. Presence is obtained by careful design of the motor, there's no EQ in the mic. The transfo is custom wound to give full LF response since everyone today has access to any type of filter or EQ to compensate for proximity effect (or room mud). So it's quite different from the LRM-2b which is quite "Hi-Fi" and also different from the round and mellow LRM-V.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Thanks, I tried to voice the LRM-2(b) as an all rounder that can be used with minimum EQ and filtering (there's still plenty of prox. effect of course). See my previous post for a quick overview.
Old 3 weeks ago
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no, it's a different mic. The LRM-2b can be used in stereo with the coupler and any decent stereo bar. But it's cumbersome and heavy - so the challenge was to create a smaller, lighter stereo ribbon that doesn't do what the LRM-2b does with a response that works mainly for drums OH, the main application for which a stereo mic has been requested. The motors are new and proprietary and yield good S/N ratio with predictable symmetrical Fig-8 response and a linear response up to the HF, making it ideal for a stereo mic sitting right on top of cymbals. It can of course be used as FOK, room, main stereo pair if you're looking for a smooth yet present tone. Presence is obtained by careful design of the motor, there's no EQ in the mic. The transfo is custom wound to give full LF response since everyone today has access to any type of filter or EQ to compensate for proximity effect (or room mud). So it's quite different from the LRM-2b which is quite "Hi-Fi" and also different from the round and mellow LRM-V.
Really curious about the SRM-1. I'm looking for ribbons as drum OH, so I think I'll wait for this one!
Old 3 weeks ago
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If you're looking for a single point / coincident stereo ribbon, it's not a bad choice. If you also need or prefer spaced mics though, a pair of LRM-2b is a wiser move.
Old 2 weeks ago
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I'm really tempted to get a couple of these, mainly for drum overheads but also for piano work. My only concern is whether they would sound a bit too dark or wooly going through a 1073 preamp? I typically go for a Nigel Godrich style drum sound, very intimate and full with the highs rolled off. He often uses Coles 4038 for this, but going by the charts they go up a bit higher than the LRM-V. (I know that comparing frequency response diagrams is not how it should be done but it's all I have to go with at the moment and is why I'm asking here!) Would an LRM-2b be better, or are they a bit too pristine and hi-fi without the softened character of the LRM-V's?
Old 2 weeks ago
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Using an LRM-2b:

Too wooly = A gentle LF RollOff will fix it.
Too dark = LF RollOff will also generally fix it.

The LRM-2b takes EQ well, the LRM-V has more character going on, so a bit harder to EQ, perhaps. The LRM-V is not designed to have "air" to spare.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Thanks JP, that’s really helpful, I’ll probably get a couple of the LRM-2b’s in this case. I’m sure either will be a huge improvement on the mk012’s I’m using at the moment which make the cymbals sound a bit too brittle and harsh for my taste!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Keep in mind they're Fig-8 so they won't be as forgiving as Cardioids would if your room has a flutter echo issue / untreated hard surfaces. But the on axis and 180° pickup will be quite a bit smoother indeed. You'll still get enough HF to EQ to taste.
Old 2 weeks ago
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That makes sense. I have a treated room which includes a hung absorption panel over the kit, so there aren’t any flutter or echo issues I’m noticing at the moment. If I start having problems I can always improve this of course, but for now I think the overheads are letting me down. They aren’t a bad sound just not to my taste, a bit too hyped and brittle for me.
Old 2 weeks ago
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Sounds like ribbons might be a solution indeed then...
Old 2 weeks ago
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Fingers crossed! Thanks again, you’ll be getting an order from me soon!
Old 2 weeks ago
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Pleasure!
Old 2 weeks ago
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So yes, a €160 beat out a €4000 mic yesterday.

While my Flea 49 is smooth and big and bold, this track *really* required the LRM-V on a particular song and female vocal.
Add a little tube pre (SoundSkulptor MP5.66), cut some mud and add a little presence with a AML Pultec, control the wildest dynamics with an AML 2254 and this vocal sits REALLY well in a mix.



Whatever you're cooking up next JP, I'm getting it, big fan of your work!


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