This slim strip of aluminum impacts the frequency response, transient response and overall sound of the microphone. There is a substantial difference in price. I used GML and Focusrite ISA428 mic preamps, both offering plenty of gain. Q. My preamps will just be the built in ones on the Steinberg UR44. It’s the materials placed in front of the ribbon that have a direct impact on what is being picked up, which differs between the R44 and R84. Can I get a level meter plugin that goes below -60db fo... One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back! hank alrich. In such cases, being able to operate the mic as an MS array — allowing the stereo width to be manipulated — can be very useful. In normal left-right stereo use, the microphone's AEA logo would be pointed at the centre of the musical ensemble or instrument, with output one connected to the left channel and output two to the right. Thinking about pickup up an AEA R84, but I'm debating between the getting the active version. The RCA 44 has an unmistakable sonic character that Les Paul called the first truly musical microphone ever built. AEA R84 vs. R92 blind shootout inside! An included mic-stand adaptor allows the microphone to be angled as required.Photo: Mark EwingFor the more adventurous, the mic could be rotated 45 degrees to the left and used as an M&S pair, with output two providing the Middle channel and output one the Sides channel. Win! All rights reserved. The R84 is one of the most popular mics in the AEA line. The user manual quotes the maximum SPL as over 165dB above 1kHz (for one percent third-harmonic distortion), although care must be taken to protect the mic from direct wind blasts. However, although this is one of the largest microphones around, it is still considerably shorter than a pair of R84s mounted one above the other! This small tonal variation might influence me to mic up solo instruments within a nice acoustic space using the M&S configuration rather than the left-right mode — but that would be being very picky! Re: Can I get a level meter plugin that goes below -60d... Re: One Synth Challenge V - The Filter Strikes Back! The classic Blumlein stereo technique can deliver superb results in the right settings, although placing the mic in the ideal position can sometimes prove difficult for a variety of tedious practical reasons. You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address. Mastering Essentials Part 4 - Mastering EQ: Balance, Don’t Match. The pill-shaped R84 has a physical similarity to RCA’s classic 77 ribbon series, causing many people to think it’s a replica of the famous RCA mic introduced in 1945. Achetez votre AEA R84 Ribbon Single sur SonoVente.com, Homestudio à un prix à couper le souffle ! As you would expect, there was a small difference in tonality from the conventional left-right configuration due to the frequency-response variation with incident angle — in the left-right mode, central sources are picked up by the edges of the diaphragms' polar patterns, whereas in the M&S mode, they are picked up directly on-axis to the Middle mic. One of the more prominent names associated with ribbon microphones is Audio Engineering Associates (AEA), an American company owned and run by Wes Dooley, a highly regarded recording engineer with an exhaustive knowledge of ribbon microphones old and new. Supplied with protective mic case and dust sock. It produces rich and full low and mid ranges, a smooth top-end and has a well-behaved bidirectional pickup pattern. As a result of this project, we were able to take the same R44 Big Ribbon element, transformer and puff shield concept, fitting them into a smaller form factor. As a result, this is a seriously large (and heavy) microphone. That massive bulk can be difficult to handle in certain situations. As a result, this is a seriously large (and heavy) microphone. Post Jan 03, 2018 #1 2018-01-03T07:19. The 44’s unique rich sound is so ingrained in us, we recognize it when we hear it. This can be screwed into the support to allow the mic to be tilted at any desired angle. Given the size and weight of this mic, a robust stand is mandatory, and I preferred to use a stand without a boom arm for most applications, employing the supplied angle bracket when I needed to tilt the microphone. Its internal electronics require phantom power to operate and protect it from blowing a ribbon with an accidental hot-patch. As a result, this is a seriously large (and heavy) microphone. The R84A works with a preamp of any impedance and has 12dB more output than the R84 giving you more flexibility when selecting a preamp to pair it with. The passive version, the R84, is preamp dependent while the active R84A has 48-volt powered internal electronics with the same JFET technology used in our preamps, making it preamp flexible.