Show 020 – DIY Ribbon Mics And Pro Tools 8 Reviewed

In this episode Ryan interviews Rick of Rick Shaw Records on the topic of inexpensive Ribbon microphones you can build yourself. Jon gives a brief review of Pro Tools 8.

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3 thoughts on “Show 020 – DIY Ribbon Mics And Pro Tools 8 Reviewed

  1. Hey guys, Thanks for the interview!
    To answer your questions about the ribbon corrugation, the foil is corrugated like an accordion so that it acts like a small spring. This spring force allows the ribbon to be installed in the magnet gap with some dynamic tension so that it doesn’t flop around like a sail, or get stretched so tight that you lose low-frequency response.

    I hope that helps explain it. Anybody with questions about building the DIY Austin Ribbon Microphone can email me directly at:

    – Rick

  2. Nice interview with Rick Wilkinson. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m an old friend of Rick’s and have been involved in the testing of his ribbon mics…and I own a stereo ribbon he built for me.

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