The Chandler REDD Microphone is an innovative new design that combines a large diaphragm tube microphone and preamp, into a singular handcrafted body! This unique design from Chandler is patent pending. The REDD Microphone is visually, reminiscent of the infamous Neumann U47, however it is not designed to sonically imitate one. Chandler have created a unique tube microphone with a cardioid and omnidirectional polar pattern, that incorporates the REDD.47 mic preamp to power it! You can also use the REDD microphone with another preamp of your choosing, bypassing the REDD .47 circuitry altogether.
Continuing in the rich tradition of innovation at EMI, dating back to the early 1930s with Alan Blumlein, the father of ‘Stereo’, the company’s first coil microphones, velocity ‘ribbon’ mics and the “Blumlein pair” technique, Chandler Limited and Abbey Road Studios introduce the first new EMI badged microphone in over a half century, the ‘REDD Microphone’.
Designed by Chandler Limited Founder and Chief Designer, Wade Goeke, the patent pending REDD Microphone represents a shift in traditional microphone design, bringing together historic circuitry and the heralded EMI REDD.47 preamplifier sound in a new and unique way.
The proximity of the REDD Microphone’s custom capsule to the internal tube mic preamp, allows it to deliver a larger than life full-bodied sound, with a velvety smooth top-end.
Rigorously tested at Abbey Road Studios on a variety of sources and against some of the most famous and classic microphones in recording industry history, the REDD microphone excelled.
The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone was designed to handle a variety of source material, including: vocals, strings, piano, drums, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars.
Features available from the microphone body, include: REDD.47 Mic Amplifier, providing nine gain selections, from +4 to +33db in the ‘NORM’ position, extended gain and punch in ‘DRIVE’ mode for more tonal and coloration possibilities, switchable Cardioid/Omni patterns, 10db Pad, and Phase reverse. Continuous output and low-contour control are accessible from the high-quality external power supply.
Shockmount, 25’ Mogami microphone cable, PSU, and custom molded flight case, featuring high-density rigid foam, are included.
Chandler Limited REDD Microphone Specifications:
Microphone Type: Large Diaphragm Condenser, Tube Capsule: Platinum membrane, custom handmade Circuit: REDD.47 Mic Amplifier, Tube, 200Ω impedance) Gain: Switchable / +4 to +33db in 'NORM' mode Maximum gain: Extended gain in 'DRIVE' mode Patterns: Cardioid / Omni PAD: 10db / Switchable Phase: 0-180º / Switchable Low-Contour Control: Available at PSU Output Control: Continuous / Available at PSU Power: External/PSU included Microphone Cable: 7 Pin, 25' Mogami, included Shockmount: Included Case: Molded flight case / custom cut high-density rigid foam, included