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Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power

Post by ShinyBox » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:52 pm

Hey,

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

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

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Post by willowhaus » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:45 am

That it did - thank you sir! 8)

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Post by vvv » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:59 am

Very cool.

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Post by joel hamilton » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:02 am

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... :shake: :roll: :cry:

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Post by watergunfight » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:55 pm

so to clarify, as long as your not using a ribbon with a patchbay you're fine?

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Post by ShinyBox » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:00 pm

Yes.

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

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Post by aitikin » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:47 pm

Awesome. Clear as day now. Thanks.
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Post by JustinHedrick » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:55 am

i can't see/hear it. can someone give me the run-down??
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Post by ShinyBox » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:02 pm

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

*no more youtube*
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Post by Gentleman Jim » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:21 pm

Hey thanks, I learned something today!

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Post by TV Lenny » Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:28 pm

This is truly a gem. Thanks!

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Post by saintcarquinez » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:07 am

THIS is the kinda thing we want more of! Time to start www.tapeop.tv. And Shiny Box rules.

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Post by lionaudio » Sun May 25, 2008 3:13 pm

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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Post by Fakiekid » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:16 pm

still, i'd rather not run the risk if i just spent ?800 on a ribbon mic

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Re: Ribbon Mics and Phantom Power

Post by aamicrophones » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:58 pm

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.

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fum wrote: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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