Chandler Limited REDD Microphone

Chandler Limited REDD Microphone

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Chandler Limited REDD Microphone

Large diaphragm condenser mic with built in REDD.47 tube preamplifier in one professional recording device. Includes Shockmount, 25ʼ Mogami microphone cable, PSU, and custom molded flight case.

The Chandler Limited REDD Microphone is a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone, that features a REDD.47 mic preamplifier in a single, handcrafted professional recording device. The vacuum tube based REDD.47 Mic Amplifier circuit coupled directly to a custom handmade premium platinum membrane capsule, allows the REDD Microphone to be used with or without an external preamp.

The proximity of the REDD Microphoneʼs custom capsule to its internal REDD.47 mic preamp circuit creates the shortest possible path between the two most important elements in the recording chain, delivering a larger than life full-bodied sound, with silky smooth top-end.

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.

REDD Features

  • Large Diaphragm Condenser with built-in REDD.47 Mic Amplifier
  • Nine gain selections
  • +4 to +33db in the ʻNORMʼ position
  • Extended gain
  • Punch in ʻDRIVEʼ mode for more tonal and coloration possibilities
  • Switchable Cardioid/Omni patterns
  • 10db Pad
  • Phase reverse
  • Continuous output control and low-contour feature are accessible from the high-quality external power supply

REDD History

In 1958, EMI and Abbey Road Studios, through their REDD (Record Engineering Development Department) technical division, designed the REDD.47 line amplifier as a plug-in line amplifier for their new REDD.51 consoles, replacing the Telefunken/Siemens V72s used in early REDD mixing consoles. The REDD.47 line amplifier was unique, both in design and sound from the V72s.

The first REDD.51 console was manufactured in 1959. However, it wouldn’t be until 1964 before a REDD.51 console was installed at Abbey Road Studios’ Studio Two, home to The Beatles, leaving its exceptional sonic character on their recordings from 1964-1968.

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