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Crowley and Tripp Studio Vocalist ROCKS!!! Ribbon Microphones
Old 14th October 2008
Gear Head

Crowley and Tripp Studio Vocalist ROCKS!!!

Hi fellow slutz...
Last week I was doing a session for singer/song writer/wicked guitar player (someone you all have heard of) and used a studio vocalist for his guitar. Let me tell you it was amazing. His guitar tone is already dark and syrupy, the added presence of that mic really helped. I know it's called a studio vocalist, but I think it's my new favorite guitar mic and it definitely keeps up with the Royer 121.

FYI, the signal chain was the C&T into a Grace M801 into a Distressor into an API 550b to tape. I averaged about 4 to 6 dB of gain reduction with the attack around 5 and release around 6, I think. The guitar wasn't "edgy" which is why I went with a much slower attack time. On the API I added 4 DB at 800 and cut 2 dB at 240.
Old 14th October 2008
Gear Nut

I agree about the Studio Vocalist being a very fine, musical microphone. It's got a roundness in the mids that you'd hope a quality ribbon would have, coupled with a very sweet top-end extension. Seriously, this mic can be substituted for a LDC in some surprising applications.

Disclaimer: I am a dealer for these mics!
Old 14th October 2008
Gear Head

Yeah, but I'm not a dealer...

Plus, just because you are a dealer doesn't mean you aren't also an engineer.
Old 15th October 2008
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Crowley and Tripp mics are amazing...I own an El Diablo...and it's nothing short of magnificent on Bass Drum, Guitars, electric bass...etc.

It's not a vocal mic...but I can mic a whole drum kit with that and my Soundelux E49...and usually I can get a better balance with just those two mics than I can with anything else (I do a lot of on location work though)

I'll have to try the Vocalist out....I really love the ED.
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