Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

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Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by Gregg Juke » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:07 pm

Has anybody else received the e-mail?

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Post by kslight » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:32 pm

I haven’t checked that email account today but some time ago he was looking for someone to take over. I believe he stated that he wants to focus on his other venture instead but don’t quote me on that.

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Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:18 am

what is his other venture?

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Post by kslight » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:14 am

markjazzbassist wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:18 am
what is his other venture?
Some kind of new age audio meditation product...I don’t know the name off the top of my head.

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Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by vvv » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:44 pm

Is this him?

https://www.nowbysolu.com/author/michael/

Page 7:

"I used to design professional analog audio noise reduction systems. Now I’m making noise reduction for your mind. Sound has led me here. I’ve worked with sound for over 40 years as a designer of professional audio products. A sizable portion of that time was spent working with magnetic tape and optical film soundtrack recording…"

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"Many people know me as a “microphone guy” because my MJE / OktavaMod mics have been helping people make great-sounding recordings for over 12 years … "
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Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by kslight » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:31 pm

To answer the initial question...yes I received the emails. Sounds like he wasn't able to find someone to take over.

I don't have much experience with his mics, but I do have a pair of the capsules he makes for the Rode NT5s, which I use on every session.

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Post by Gregg Juke » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:04 pm

Prices for pre-owned Oktava-Mod and MJE mikes are about to go through the roof.

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Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by digitaldrummer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:50 am

my only experience was partly through a friend. he sent a MXL 990 to "mod" to his U47-like mic specs. First of all, my friend said he got back a different mic - not the exact one he sent in. Kind of strange since it was brand new... then he didn't really like it so he sent it to me to try. I found the proximity effect so overwhelming that it was unusable. It was weird. Not like any other U47 (or clone) that I've ever heard. Sold the mic and never looked back.

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Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by floid » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:29 am

This sucks. I had just visited his site a couple weeks ago with the idea of having him upgrade my mk012 pair. Is there anyone else that does a comparable job? Probably not as he mentions the difficulty of find a successor.
Perhaps I'll diy it. Fortunately I have a third one i can experiment on first.
...but don't i recall that he did something to the capsule? It's been a while since I really looked in depth.
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Post by digitaldrummer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:26 am

floid wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:29 am
Is there anyone else that does a comparable job? Probably not as he mentions the difficulty of find a successor.
I've never seen any mention of modding the Oktavas, but maybe Dave Thomas? His https://advancedaudio.ca/ mics are pretty nice.

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Re: Michael Joly is getting out of the microphone business...

Post by jimjazzdad » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:50 pm

floid wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:29 am
This sucks. I had just visited his site a couple weeks ago with the idea of having him upgrade my mk012 pair. Is there anyone else that does a comparable job? Probably not as he mentions the difficulty of find a successor.
Perhaps I'll diy it. Fortunately I have a third one i can experiment on first.
...but don't i recall that he did something to the capsule? It's been a while since I really looked in depth.
I think this guy is in the UK, but he seems to supply PC boards and some DIY advice: http://russelltechnologies.co.uk/rt-012.html I have a couple of MK012 that could use some tweaking and look forward to hearing of any DIY successes...
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