The Material That Revolutionized Ribbon Microphones: Roswellite ™ - What Is It?
Think about microphone types today and your mind will automatically turn to the dynamic and condenser types that dominate live sound reinforcement and recording applications. But from the 1930s through the 1950s, the ribbon velocity microphone ruled the airwaves.
The Foo Fighters first album. Stand-up Mark Maron's twice-weekly WTF podcast. What they have in common is technology that makes it possible for artists to launch their careers by creating professional recordings in a bedroom, basement, garage or hotel room. They did it and so can you.
We take a look at the history and technology of the legendary SM57 and SM58® microphones in this episode. A few highlights from the show include: the "drop test" and a testimonial from devoted SM58 user Henry Rollins. Tim Vear from Shure's Applications Department is our guest.