Continuing in the rich tradition of innovation at EMI, dating back to the early 1930s with Alan Blumlein, the father of ‘Stereo’, EMI’s first coil and 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’.
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, unique both in design and sound, and on its own.
The REDD Microphone [Patent No. 10,412,477] is a large diaphragm tube condenser, combining mic and preamplifier into the microphone body. 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 preamp.
The proximity of the REDD Microphone’s custom capsule to its internal preamp, creates the shortest possible path between the two most important elements in the recording chain, delivering a larger than life full-bodied sound, with a silky smooth top-end.
Features include: 9 gain selections, +4 to +33 dB in ‘Norm’, extended gain and punch in ‘Drive’, Cardioid/Omni patterns, 10 dB Pad, and Phase. Continuous output control and low-contour voicing.