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    MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone
    MXL R40 Ribbon Microphone

    $69.99
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    $199.99 (save 65%)
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    $61.59
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    Royer R-101 Ribbon Mic Royer R-101 Ribbon Mic
    Royer R-101 Ribbon Mic

    The Royer R-101 utilizes Royer's patented offset ribbon transducer, incorporates an advanced, protective...

    $895.00
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    $995.00 (save 10%)
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    MXL 860 Side Address Ribbon Microphone MXL 860 Side Address Ribbon Microphone
    $179.99
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    $259.99 (save 31%)
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    $158.39
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  4. Cloud Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone Cloud Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone
    $1,899.00
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  1. Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone Royer R-121 Ribbon Microphone
    Starting at $1,295.00
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  2. Royer R-122 Active Ribbon Microphone Royer R-122 Active Ribbon Microphone
    Royer R-122 Active Ribbon Microphone

    The Royer Labs model R-122 is a compact, active, bi-directional (figure-eight) velocity type ribbon microphone...

    $1,750.00
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    MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone
    MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone

    A versatile ribbon mic with natural sound and high SPL capability, the R144 features a figure-8 polar patter,...

    $99.99
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    MXL R77 Studio Ribbon Microphone MXL R77 Studio Ribbon Microphone
    MXL R77 Studio Ribbon Microphone

    The MXL R77 not only offers smooth transient response, natural lows and highs, and outstanding vocals, it's...

    $399.99
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    Nady RSM-5 Ribbon Studio Microphone Nady RSM-5 Ribbon Studio Microphone
    Nady RSM-5 Ribbon Studio Microphone

    The smooth, natural sound of ribbon mics for a song.

    $79.99
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    MXL 990 Ribbon Microphone MXL 990 Ribbon Microphone
    MXL 990 Ribbon Microphone

    The result of great engineering, the MXL 990 Ribbon mic excels in the most demanding recording applications....

    $99.95
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  3. Royer R-122 Matched Pair Royer R-122 Matched Pair
    Royer R-122 Matched Pair

    This matched R-122 pair will produce recordings of unsurpassed stereo imaging. The Royer Labs model R-122 is a...

    $3,575.00
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    Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone
    Audio-Technica AT4081 Bidirectional Active Ribbon...

    With it's sleek, stick design, the AT4080 Bidirectional Active Ribbon Microphone is a great choice for miking...

    $699.00
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  1. Royer R-121 Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair Royer R-121 Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair
    Royer R-121 Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair

    This Royer R-121 matched ribbon microphone pair will add warm, realistic stereo imaging to your recordings....

    $2,640.00
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    $2,840.00 (save 7%)
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    Blue Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone Blue Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone
    Blue Woodpecker Active Ribbon Microphone

    Thanks its low noise, superb detail, and hand-tuned ribbon transducer, this mic gives you smooth transient...

    $999.00
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    $879.12
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    Beyerdynamic M 160 Dynamic Double Ribbon Microphone Beyerdynamic M 160 Dynamic Double Ribbon Microphone
    $699.00
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  4. Royer R-121 LIVE Ribbon Microphone Royer R-121 LIVE Ribbon Microphone
    Royer R-121 LIVE Ribbon Microphone

    Bring Royer's legendary smoothness, warmth and power to your live performances. With the Royer R-121 Live...

    $1,295.00
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  1. Royer R-122 LIVE Active Ribbon Microphone Royer R-122 LIVE Active Ribbon Microphone
    Royer R-122 LIVE Active Ribbon Microphone

    Bring Royer's legendary smoothness, warmth and power to your live performances. The Royer R-122 Live Series...

    $1,750.00
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    $1,895.00 (save 8%)
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  2. Royer SF-2 Active Ribbon Microphone Royer SF-2 Active Ribbon Microphone
    $2,295.00
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  3. Royer R-121 LIVE Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair Royer R-121 LIVE Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair
    Royer R-121 LIVE Matched Ribbon Microphone Pair

    A matched ribbon microphone pair made for live performances requiring hi fidelity. Bring Royer's legendary...

    $2,640.00
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    $2,840.00 (save 7%)
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  4. Royer SF-2-D Active Ribbon Microphone (Deluxe Packaging) Royer SF-2-D Active Ribbon Microphone (Deluxe Packaging)
    $3,045.00
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Ribbon Microphones have always been known for their incredibly warm, natural sounds when recording or broadcasting. A favorite among purists for many years, technological advances have made these microphones a viable option for anyone who records sound for a living.The science behind ribbon microphones is pretty basic. A thin metal strip, connected to the microphones output, is suspended between two magnets. Vibrations within the magnetic field generate an electrical signal, which in turn helps produce the sounds that come from the microphone. Because the metal strip is shaped like a figure-8, ribbon microphones are often said to be “bi-directional” microphones, meaning that they pick-up sound from the front and back of the element. Because of this characteristic these microphones are ideal for recording vocals for choirs and background singers. Since they pick-up sound from the front and the back, you won’t have to mic every singer, rather they can just stand on either side and still be heard clear as day. They are also fantastic for recording face to face conversations, so if you are the host of a podcast that focuses heavily on interviews, a ribbon microphone can give your show a natural feel and flow. Another great application for ribbon microphones is for recording guitar, either acoustically or from a cabinet. Because of their inherent warmth, these microphones can capture the sounds of stringed instruments with amazingly rich clarity. Horn sections also benefit from a similar richness, making these mics an important part of any studio set-up. Different mics are able to fulfill different roles within the studio or live environment. It’s important to make sure that you have the right microphone for the right job. With a ribbon microphone, you’ll be able to pick up sounds with wonderful character and color. Whether you’re recording a sit down chat with a special guest, or the vintage sounds of your guitar, a ribbon microphone is an excellent addition to your set up.

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