Continuing in the rich tradition of innovation at EMI, dating back to the early 1930s with Alan Blumlein, the father of ʻStereoʼ, the companyʼs first coil microphones, velocity ʻribbonʼ 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 ʻREDD Microphoneʼ.
While the aesthetic is unmistakably classic, an ode to a gilded age of audio, the REDD Microphone is not a U-Type clone, it stands apart and on its own.
The patent pending REDD Microphone represents a shift in traditional microphone design, bringing together historic circuitry and the heralded EMI REDD.47 preamp sound in a new and unique way.
The REDD Microphone is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone, combining mic and preamplifier into a single, handcrafted professional recording device. Featuring the vacuum tube based REDD.47 Mic Amplifier circuit coupled directly to a custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule, the REDD Microphone can be used with or without an external preamp.
The proximity of the REDD Microphoneʼs custom capsule to its internal REDD.47 mic preamp circuit, creates the shortest possible path between the two most important elements in the recording chain, delivering a larger than life full-bodied sound, with silky smooth top-end.
Features available from the microphone body, include: REDD.47 Mic Amplifier, providing nine gain selections, from +4 to +33db in the ʻNORMʼ position, extended gain and punch in ʻDRIVEʼ mode for more tonal and coloration possibilities, switchable Cardioid/Omni patterns, 10db Pad, and Phase reverse. Continuous output control and low-contour feature are accessible from the high-quality external power supply.
Shockmount, 25ʼ Mogami microphone cable, PSU, and custom molded flight case, featuring high- density rigid foam, are included.