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Chandler Limited and Abbey Road Studios combine mic and historic tube preamplifier into larger than life microphone. The Chandler Limited REDD mic reviewed by Recording Magazine
Continuing in the rich tradition of innovation at EMI, dating back to the early 1930s with Alan Blumlein, the father of ‘Stereo’, the company’s first coil microphones, velocity ‘ribbon’ mics and the “Blumlein pair” technique, Chandler Limited and Abbey Road Studios introduce the first new EMI badged microphone in over a half century, the ‘REDD Microphone’.
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 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 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.
Shockmount, 25’ Mogami microphone cable, PSU, and custom molded flight case, featuring high-density rigid foam, are included.
“NOTE: Actual PSU differs from images. The REDD Microphone PSU has been updated, adding a jewel light to the front panel, and relocating the power switch to rear.”
REDD Microphone Technical Specifications
|Microphone Type||Large Diaphragm Condenser, Tube|
|Capsule||Platinum membrane, custom handmade|
|Circuit||REDD.47 Mic Amplifier, Tube, 200O impedance)|
|Gain||Switchable / +4 to +33db in ‘NORM’ mode|
|Maximum gain||Extended gain in ‘DRIVE’ mode|
|Patterns||Cardioid / Omni|
|PAD||10db / Switchable|
|Phase||0-180º / Switchable|
|Low-Contour Control||Available at PSU|
|Output Control||Continuous / Available at PSU|
|Microphone Cable||7 Pin, 25′ Mogami, included|
|Case||Molded flight case / custom cut high-density rigid foam, included|
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