Who loves Blumlein? Pictured here with a pair of RCA SK-46s and RCA Varacoustic. For whatever reason, using two ribbons in an XY set up (Thus creating Blumlein) sounds WAY more interesting to me than XY done with cardioid condensers. Both XY and Blumlein are a great hard-to-mess-up technique for drum overheads, but the warmth of ribbons in Blumlein provide a balance of cymbals and drums in the recording. Pair this with good polarity practices when mixing in the close mics, and you will have more punch and fullness than you’ll ever need. #recordingstudio#recording#drums#overheads#ribbonmic#rcavaracoustic#rcask46
Real Amp, Real Mics • Me and the Guitar just #vibing 🤙🏼
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More studio friends! I continue to refine my home studio set up. The addition of a Yamaha PM1000 console has allowed me keep my drum mics and guitar mics setup and ready to go, and now I’m getting my “floater” mics hooked up so that I can quickly capture different shades of any noise I want to make. From left to right: vintage Tannoy ribbon (surprisingly detailed and open for a ribbon), Soundeluxe U95 (viscous and tubey), and a Bang & Olufson stereo ribbon (dark and beautifully textured in the mid-range). Taking time to work on your work flow is vital. In my world, performance is king, so I want to be setup to capture a good moment without having to switch from my creative ❤️ over to my technical 🧠. What change or improvement have you made to your workflow recently? What are you learning?
Restoring my Grandad’s brother’s 1950s ribbon microphone. I inherited it as a child and it was the first mic I ever used. The old plug fitted in to his Tandberg mono 1/4 quarter inch tape machine. After a failed teenage attempt to add a balanced connector and a decade or two of neglect, its time to get this classic “Rocket” mic back in to action. #ribbonmic#studio#vintagemic
A couple weeks ago I spent a few days tracking with my good friends @s.wilkes.music@daniel_aged@dylnday and #griffingoldsmith Finally getting around to sorting through all the material, seeing what we’ve got and doing a bit of mixing. Thanks to @i_a_n_d_o_e_r_r for getting my 3M purring. If anyone in LA needs a tape machine alignment or general multitrack work, he’s a bad boy!
We just got this brand new pair of Coles 4038 ribbon microphones today! We have been wanting a pair of these for a good while. We sure can’t wait to use these on just about anything- drums, guitars, vocals, horns, strings, rooms, etc. #gnomestudios