This pairing of the first new EMI-badged microphone, developed with Abbey Road Studios, and Chandler's stunning REDD.47 pre-amp...
This pairing of the first new EMI-badged microphone, developed with Abbey Road Studios, and Chandler’s stunning REDD.47 pre-amp promises world class performance. This is a serious new microphone that has held its own against the finest vintage mics in Abbey Road Studios’ arsenal. The combination with the REDD.47 pre-amp looks destined to be a future classic studio essential.
Abbey Road’s former Chief Engineer, Peter Cobbin has this to say –
“During the development I have had the opportunity to road test this mic on the best of acoustic applications. Abbey Road has one hell of a mic collection and by making comparisons to other legendary and vintage microphones has given us a serious benchmark to work to.
Typically for recording an artist like Sting I would use 3 classic microphones and choose the best. For recording rare Stradivarius cellos worth millions I would reach for something really special. On almost every application from acoustic guitars, hand percussion, vocal artists to full symphonic orchestras, in my comparative testing The REDD mic shines above them all.
Switchable full bodied Omni and Cardioid patterns in conjunction with the on-board preamp and tubes allows my recordings to have a deep, warm and rich sonic character. But this well-rounded sound also displays exceptional clarity and detail, which is so compelling especially for recording soloists.
This microphone literally glows and has already become part of my serious audio arsenal.”
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Designed by Chandler Limited Founder and Chief Designer, Wade Goeke, the patent pending REDD Microphone represents a shift in traditional microphone design, bringing together historic circuitry and the heralded EMI REDD.47 preamplifier sound in a new and unique way.
Visually, the aesthetic is unmistakably classic, an ode to a gilded age of audio; however, the REDD Microphone is not a U-Type clone or derivative of any other microphone. The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone, combining mic and preamp into a single, beautifully handcrafted professional recording device. Featuring the vacuum tube based REDD.47 Mic Amplifier circuit directly coupled to a custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule, the REDD Microphone can be used with or without an external preamplifier.
This new and unique microphone design, fusing the mic capsule to the historic REDD.47 line amplifier circuit, provides the shortest possible distance between the two most important elements in the recording chain. The proximity of the REDD Microphone’s custom capsule to the internal tube mic preamp, allows it to deliver a larger than life full-bodied sound, with a velvety smooth top-end.
Rigorously tested at Abbey Road Studios on a variety of sources and against some of the most famous and classic microphones in recording industry history, the REDD microphone excelled.
The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone was designed to handle a variety of source material, including: vocals, strings, piano, drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars.
Features available from the microphone body, include: REDD.47 Mic Amplifier, providing nine gain selections, from +4 to +33db in the ‘NORM’ position, extended gain and punch in ‘DRIVE’ mode for more tonal and coloration possibilities, switchable Cardioid/Omni patterns, 10db Pad, and Phase reverse. Continuous output and low-contour control are accessible from the high-quality external power supply.
What comes in the REDD Microphone kit?
REDD Microphone, External PSU, Shockmount, 25’ Mogami microphone cable, and a custom molded flight case, featuring high-density rigid foam are included.
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