April 18, 2006


by Chris Randall

Just rolled in from my trip to L.A. this weekend; my living room is inexplicably full of boxes. While I was gone, a Red Type B mic and a CME controller showed up. I'll put up initial thoughts tomorrow, and a full review of the Type B shortly thereafter.

Otherwise, I just drove 970 miles, and I'm a bit retarded.



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Apr.18.2006 @ 11:23 AM
which capsule did you get with the Red Type B?

i have the Type B with B7 capsule.
i decided to go with it instead of the Blue Mouse, which i love. but i felt they were both in the same league and i wanted the versatility of the bayonet mount capsules.

anyways, i love the B7. Great tone for bright or harsh sources, and silibant vocals. Pairs great with airey preamps to bring back some of that high end it will filter out (in a very good way). I'm always looking for new sources to try it on.


Apr.18.2006 @ 12:18 PM
Chris Randall
I just got the stock capsule. I couldn't really afford any others. However, I had read your posts on the subject on Gearslutz, and pretty much decided the B7 would be on The List once I could afford it. Actually, your posts on Gearslutz are what tipped me about the Type B in the first place. You should have set up an affiliate program.

I'm gonna go plug it in and take it for a test drive here in a minute. I don't have my Chandler pre yet, so I'm going to have to test it with the stock MOTU pres, which should be stupid/entertaining, but probably won't tell me much.



Apr.18.2006 @ 1:08 PM
I got to use a Type B (stock capsule) recently and was really impressed. It didn't sound like it was trying to sound like a 47 or anything else. It just sounded good on all the stuff i got to try it on. Unique. I wish more gear was being made this way.

Apr.18.2006 @ 3:40 PM
Oh Snap, i had no idea blue was manufacturing these mics, i might need to get one. I bought a Studio Projects Tube mic a few weeks ago and have been really happy with it, so i can't really justify buying another ~400 dollar microphone. dag

Apr.18.2006 @ 3:46 PM
Chris Randall
~$400? Try $779 on for size. That's what it _actually_ costs. The body is $445, then you have to buy at least one lollipop at $250, plus the pop filter (because it looks really cool.)



Apr.18.2006 @ 3:49 PM

Apr.18.2006 @ 4:57 PM
Wade Alin
that pop filter is (nearly) worth the price of the mic.



Apr.18.2006 @ 5:32 PM
Chris, did you find a place? I'm in the area (Venice)...if there's anything I can be of help with, hit me up. If nothing else, know that in a city full of soulless zombies and assholes you've got some allies.



Apr.18.2006 @ 5:50 PM
Chris Randall
We're not going to move until January. In all likelihood, we'll get a loft Downtown, because that's the kind of people we are. Seems to run about $1.50 per sq ft down there, as opposed to the $2.00 to $2.500 per sq ft in Venice, and we need a lot of room for the label.

Although, living near the beach is quite tempting.

So after NAMM, I'm gonna hang around and look for a place in earnest. This was just an exploratory foray.



Apr.18.2006 @ 7:51 PM
i wondered how the pop filter is.
i use a stedman proscreen 101 as i've found it to kill plosives the best but still preserves the detail the mic is capturing (high end mostly)

plus its metal so i can easily wash it to keep it sanitary.

is the red filter metal mesh or cloth mesh?


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