The MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone is designed to deliver a creamy smooth sound with incredibly natural characteristics. With an aluminum ribbon transducer and bidirectional (figure-8) pickup pattern, the R144 is perfect for recording guitars, vocals, brass, and more!
The MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone's figure-8 pattern picks up sounds from the front and back sides of the microphone with equal sensitivity while maintaining a large amount of rejection 90° off access. The MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone is perfect for recording guitars, vocals, brass, and any source material that benefits from the warm, silky characteristics of a ribbon mic.
Ribbon microphones are known for their rich, warm sound and have been used to capture some of the most legendary recordings in history. The MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone delivers a creamy smooth sound with incredibly natural characteristics. After you experience the MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone for the first time, it will expand your sonic palate and be a valuable addition to your microphone collection.
MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Features
- Classic ribbon sound with a rich smooth midrange
- Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
- High SPL capabilityideal for horns and electric guitars
- Compact design that makes mic placement easy
- Great mic to broaden the tonal palette of your sound
MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Specifications
- Type: Ribbon Velocity Microphone
- Ribbon Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
- Ribbon Length: 47mm
- Frequency Range: 20Hz -17kHz
- Polar Pattern: Figure-8
- Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
- Impedance: 250 ohms
- Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms
- Max SPL for 0.1% THD: >130 dB @1 kHz
- Size: 47mm x 171mm/1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
- Weight: 400g/0.85 lbs
- Metal Finish: Purple and chrome
MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone Includes
- MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone
- Shock Mount
- Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
- Carrying Case
- User Manual
- 1 Year Warranty
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For the price, if you're curious about ribbon mics this is worth the price. I've used it on guitar cabinets, viola, and vocals. It was a bit too dark for the vocals, but did a good job on the other two. I've paired it with an SM57 on an electric guitar to good effect, they balance each other well. Needs a good preamp with lots of gain, this a really low output ribbon. If it sounds 'noisy' it's the preamp, a decent ribbon preamp (like a Cloudlifter, Fethead, or AEA's pricey but exellent TRP2) will help considerably.
Purchased this because I did not have a ribbon and the price point was excellent. I wanted something to take the edge off of my DAW recordings and so far I am quite pleased with the results on acustic. Your preamp needs enough headroom though, you will need quite a bit of gain as do most ribbons. Very full sounding and very eq friendly mic. Nice compliment for guitar amps and am looking forward to using for overhead drum micing.
I hadn't used ribbons since my radio days, but I hadn't forgotten their abilities, so when I saw this eminently affordable ribbon, I couldn't resist adding a pair to my closet. I've used them on voices and string bass as solo mikes, and piano (as a stereo array) thus far. This is a super value, and I am delighted!