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by ubertar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

And just for fun, I'm thinking of making a couple tiny ribbons to put in the binaural head I made years ago, to replace the "tape op omnis" I had inside that eventually died. I know binaural heads typically have omni mics, not figure 8, but just out of curiosity I'd like to see what this does.
by ubertar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Thanks Carl. I'm just waiting on one more part to arrive, should be any day now... then I'll make a batch. Probably around 10 mics to start. Yes, these are full mics, with custom transformers.
by ubertar
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Well, sure, a $100 transformer for a mic I'm selling for $50/$60. I'll make it up on volume. :) People are welcome to mod these how they like, of course. And if anyone wants to donate a Cinemag or two, I'm happy to give them a try! It's a good idea, just not a practical one. I already have a box of ...
by ubertar
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Tried the 1.8 in a motor with essentially the same gap width as the original set, and compared it directly with one of the originals, which has the 2.5 in it. No difference in output. Very different in tone. Speaking in the mics, then listening back, it sounds almost like hearing two different peopl...
by ubertar
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Got the 1.8 micron today and did some experimenting. I read that a a narrower gap between the magnets should significantly increase the output, so I set it up with a narrower gap than before, just under 1/8" where before it was just under 1/4". I tried the new gap with both the 1.8 and the 2.5. Ther...
by ubertar
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

Thanks darjama. I tried that, but no luck. Oddly, under Device Manager, the card is listed under two categories, with different info: under Audio Inputs and Outputs, it lists the driver provider as Microsoft, version 10.0.17763.1; detals: audio endpoint. under Sound, video and game controllers, it's...
by ubertar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

#$%ing Microsoft! Everything was working fine, then I booted up, opened my DAW, and couldn't record. I'm seeing signal with the monitor function on, but it won't let me record, saying there's a problem with the sound card. When I go into device manager, it turns out the gadgetlabs drivers i installe...
by ubertar
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

I'm going to try out some 1.8 micron and see what that does. Would people be interested in these, at say, fifty bucks a pop? If I knew I could sell ten of them, it would make it worth doing a batch, and justify buying all the materials and spending the time experimenting. I'm enjoying it anyway, but...
by ubertar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Ordinary dreadnought, Yamaha FG-335 ii. Same guitar in all the clips.

Would it make sense to go any thinner than 1.8 microns? The stuff is available. 2.5 is hard enough to work with without destroying. Just curious if anyone's tried out various thicknesses to compare.
by ubertar
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Thanks, man.

The ribbons in these are 2.5 microns thick; I'm thinking of trying out some 1.8... that should give it more detail and clarity, and hopefully higher output.
by ubertar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Oh... that's because I'm not actually selling anything right now, other than the couple motors the guy commissioned. The other two I made for myself. I'd be open to making a batch of them, if enough people were interested, or just the motors, if that's what people want, but I mainly just wanted to g...
by ubertar
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Did another recording, this time with two mics, both open, on guitar and doumbek.
http://www.ubertar.com/creot/guitar_doumbek_ribbon.wav

This time I did some more processing... eq, noise reduction, compression, reverb
by ubertar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Here's a clip with the back door open. Makes a huge difference, I think:
http://www.ubertar.com/creot/uberribbon2open.wav
by ubertar
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: the return of the ubertar ribbon mic
Replies: 21
Views: 689

the return of the ubertar ribbon mic

Rather than add to that ancient and mammoth thread, I'll just reference it here: https://messageboard.tapeop.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=66614&hilit=ubertar+AND+ribbon#p567389 Someone was looking for ribbon mic motors and found me, even though it's been some years since I've made them. I'd been thinkin...
by ubertar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: gadgetlabs wavepro drivers for Windows 10???

I had a hellish time trying to get Windows 10 to chill out about the unsigned drivers. Test mode worked for installing, but every time I'd reboot it would complain about verification. Even putting it in permanent test mode didn't work. Finally the only thing that worked was installing a program writ...