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Ribbon for acoustic guitar
Old 18th December 2011
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It should probably be noted that longer ribbons will likely have less top because they cannot move as fast. Dual ribon elements have more top - take 2 ribbons that are half the length of the long one and can move faster to capture HF business.
Sorry, cannot help but notice this is completely wrong. Before posting such a mess I'd suggest to consult textbooks for theory of operation.

Best, M
Old 18th December 2011
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AEA R92 if its in budget
Old 18th December 2011
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here is a link to a ribbon shoot out listed on recording hacks. They include a few lower priced miss that sound good.

Ribbon Shootout: Acoustic Guitar | recording hacks
Old 18th December 2011
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Thanks!
Old 19th December 2011
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Leaning towards a Golden Age R1 mkII!
Old 22nd December 2011
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Sorry, cannot help but notice this is completely wrong. Before posting such a mess I'd suggest to consult textbooks for theory of operation.

Best, M
http://recordinghacks.com/2008/11/01...phone-designs/

Oops, right you are. Misinformative post deleted! I was just remembering from an article I read long ago and obviously hadn't read closely enough
Old 22nd December 2011
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When I think of whether or not to use a ribbon mic for acoustic guitar, my primary consideration is the arrangement. Will there be a lot of competition for sonic space. The less competition the more I like a ribbon.

If it is just guitar and voice, a Royer SF 12 stereo ribbon can give some good buttery results. AEA 44c is also an xlnt choice. Otherwise, I go with a KM 54.

Another key is heavy experimentation with mic position. If the sound is not par excellence from the get go, take the time to try odd mic positions that most others would never consider. Some of my best sounds have come from some very odd mic positions.

- Cheers
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