What is a Ribbon Microphone? A Ribbon Mic is a different kind of dynamic microphone. Rather than a moving coil attached to a diaphragm, ribbon mic's use an extremely thin strip of metal or aluminum. Placed between the poles of a magnet, generating power through electromagnetic induction.
Usually, bi-directional, Ribbon Mics generally have a figure-8 polar pattern. Hence becoming long-term favourites on TV and Radio, as the ribbon mic is capable of picking up all sides of the conversation.
These days, Ribbon Mics are industry standard for Electric Guitars, Brass and Woodwinds, Strings, Drums, and Stereo Capture. DJ City understand the smooth and warm sound that can be acquired by using Ribbon Microphones, which is why we stock a range of them in-store and online. Including Ribbon mics from some of the most popular brands such as RODE and sE Electronics.
So head into your local DJ City store, or contact our experienced staff today. We'd love to help you find a ribbon mic that will take your recordings to the next level.