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Monday, May 6, 2013

How Ribbon Mics Are Made

Here's a great segment from the How It's Made show on the Science cable channel about how a ribbon mic is made. In this case, we follow the birth of a new AEA version of the vintage RCA 44 mic (the AEA R44C).

It's fascinating to see just how much construction is done by hand. I'm a little surprised that the ribbon is cut and corrugated by hand, since that's such a critical piece and one would think requires the utmost in precision, but this mic is so well regarded that the way it's done must be precise enough.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have yet to hear a ribbon I liked.


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