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ShinyBox
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:52 am    Post subject: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Hey,

I just finished up this brief tutorial, thought it might clear the topic up a bit:

http://www.shinybox.com/RibbonPhantom.php

Regards

ju
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

That it did - thank you sir! Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Very cool.

Oh, and, nice radio voice, too! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Thank you. FINALLY.
I have been using ribbon mics with consoles that you can NOT turn off the phantom power for many, many years now, and if you do not patch with the mic plugged into an XLR you are fine. I never blew up a mic, and nobody seemed to believe me... oh, brother Rolling Eyes Crying or Very sad

Making this a sticky....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

so to clarify, as long as your not using a ribbon with a patchbay you're fine?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Yes.

That or if you had a busted XLR Cable (where pin 2 or 3 was shorting to ground)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Awesome. Clear as day now. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

i can't see/hear it. can someone give me the run-down??
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

try this. image quality isn't as good, but.....

*no more youtube*
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Hey thanks, I learned something today!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

This is truly a gem. Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

THIS is the kinda thing we want more of! Time to start www.tapeop.tv. And Shiny Box rules.
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

wow.. this is an awesome post.. now i feel like an asshole for stressing out when im not there for a session and sending text messages repeatedly about "make sure the phantom power is off!"
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

still, i'd rather not run the risk if i just spent 800 on a ribbon mic
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power Reply with quote

Hi Ju, that marvelous. I been telling folks this for years but I am just an analogue audio guy and never thought of running a video camera. Goes to show how a picture is worth a 1000 words.

Good on you for doing this mate.

If your microphone cables are in good shape you never have to worry about the phantom power hurting the ribbon element.

There is a cheap little 3 LED cable test device that you can check all your cable with just to be sure.

We use to have the assistant engineers check all the cables once a month or so.

Dave Thomas
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Hey,

I just finished up this brief tutorial, thought it might clear the topic up a bit:

http://www.shinybox.com/RibbonPhantom.php

Regards

ju
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