Nady RSM-1 Ribbon Mic
So, Santa Claus brought me one of these Nady RSM-1 ribbon mics for Christmas. I was, like, "well, how bad can a $129 ribbon mic be?" The answer is "not bad at all."
I've been fooling with this thing all day, and my belief is that, as long as you don't have any moral qualms about buying a cheap-ass rebranded Chinese microphone, this bad boy is well worth the money. It's rather bottom heavy, as ribbons are prone to be. Works really well on voice and guitar, the usual ribbon staples. I don't have a drum set in my studio to test it out on overheads or whatever, but for vocals, it's money well spent. I mean, any mic that works okay at all for $130 is a steal, and this one sounds quite good. Quite frankly, I'd have a hard time coming up with anything bad to say about it at all, let alone at its price point.
So, a strong "buy" recommendation from AI Headquarters on this.