ribbon microphone


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ribbon microphone

[′rib·ən ′mī·krə‚fōn]
(engineering acoustics)
A microphone whose electric output results from the motion of a thin metal ribbon mounted between the poles of a permanent magnet and driven directly by sound waves; it is velocity-actuated if open to sound waves on both sides, and pressure-actuated if open to sound waves on only one side.
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MEMORIES: A piece of the original Cavern Club stage, as played on by The Beatles, right, and a Reslo ribbon microphone from the club HISTORIC: The original Compulsory Purchase Order for the Cavern Club from British Rail
The Birmingham rapper wrote on his blog: "I found the deepest shop in the world and picked up a RCA 77 vintage ribbon microphone. Amazing sound but with a story.
To really do it right, Etheridge did indeed head to the mecca of Southern soul to record at Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios with a stellar backing band anchored by the Hodges Brothers and with vintage gear including one of Al Green's legendary ribbon microphones. By doing so, she claimed her place in a music lineage that includes Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, the Staple Singers, William Bell, and many more.
The quartet will use ribbon microphones, a technology dating to the 1920s that remains valued for its amplification characteristics.