Monday, April 23, 2007
The popularity of the Recordist and Recordist Ensemble Stereo kit surprised us - we had no idea of how many classical recordings were waiting for Blumlein nor did we anticipate the fast growth of high quality portable field recorders. Some of these new recorders do such a great job that they are replacing other high quality systems only a few years old.
Battery life is the limiting factor now that storage cards exceeding 4 GB are available at reasonable cost, so recordists are getting long recording times when phantom power isn't needed.
Herb Singleton of Cross Spectrum labs stopped in today to say hi and drop off a couple of mics that he tested, and soon (promise) we will have a data sheet for the Recordist Ribbon mic like all the rest of the Crowley and Tripp line. Herb confirms the strict formal symmetry of this mic and we asked him to measure a collection of mics all at once so we can put them in context.
Users are reporting excelllent results with this setup so I am very pleased with the result, and happy that I will get more free music to listen to.
Posted by Bob Crowley at 1:25 PM