Up for consideration is a new Cascade Knuckle Head ribbon
microphone upgraded with an AMI TR42 transformer. This mic is similar to the classic Cascade Fat Head design, but with a thinner 2.2 micron ribbon element -- giving it slightly better high-end response, in a retro-style, spring-loaded shock mount. This mic sounds great on acoustic instruments,
especially guitar -- or any instrument where smooth, low-mid detail is critical. The high-end AMI TR42 transformer
is a big upgrade to the stock Chinese transformer, with enhanced frequency response in both the highs and the low-end, and boosts the performance as to compete with mics 3-4 times its price. This is an brand new mic, built and tested by Cascade with the full warranty, and exclusively available through Cathedral Guitars!!!
* Polar Pattern: Fig. 8
* 2.2 Micron Ribbon
* AMI TR42 Xformer
* Integrated Shock Mount
* Stand Adapter
* Flight Case
* Connector: XLR
* Laser Engraved AMI
* 5-Year Warranty
* Assembled/Tested in USA
Click HERE for 1270 Hi-Resolution photos, and HERE for more info from the Cascade website, and HERE for additional details from Recording Hacks.
Ribbon mics are smooth-sounding mics that excell when the predominant frequency detail is in the low-mid region: acoustic guitar, cello, bass, voice, etc. The Figure 8 response pattern is perfect for capturing the natural detail of the source, as well as the depth and space of the room, which makes it well suited for remote/location work.
CASCADE / AMI CUSTOMERS
"I record guitar amps nearly every day and I choose the Cascade / AMI Fat Head over
all of the other ribbon mics in my locker. They give me incredible creamy
highs, punchy lows and a killer tight midrange that I demand."
-- David Percefull guitarist/producer/engineer Owner, yellow DOG Studios
"I got a chance to do some recording recently at Yellow DOG Studio's in Austin,
and we were doing a shoot-out between different guitar amp transformers.
So we needed a sensitive mic to hear the subtle differences.
It was suggested we try the Cascade / AMI Fat Head -- what a great mic!!!
The AMI-upgraded Fat Head is true sounding with a great sense of space.
It made it easy to hear the subtle differences.
I ordered one immediately after the session."
Guitarist / Guitar Amp & Effects Designer / Mastering Engineer
Here are 24 MP3s using this CASCADE / AMI Knuckle Head in a large room, tracked with an Audient Black mic pre, into a Sony PCM D1 flash recorder, with MP3s made from Logic. These tracks are just straight signal with no additional EQ, compresson or effects:
EASTMAN 17" ARCHTOP:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 |
EASTMAN / DR. Z MAZ JR
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
GIBSON ES446 / DR. Z MAZ JR.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
CATHEDRAL HARP GUITAR
1 | 2 | 3
ENGLISH: 1 LATIN: 3
AMI, Inc. is becoming world-renowned for making audio transformers the old
fashioned way. Using vintage winding machines, AMI designed their TR42 ribbon mic output transformer with the same construction techniques used on
historic Neumann U47 tube mic transformers. The result is a
transformer that provides enhanced clarity and dimension throughout the
Many of today's top high-end mics use AMI transformers.
OTHER CASCADE / AMI MICS
Fat Head Stereo Pair
X-15 Stereo Mic
Fat Head II
Fat Head II Stereo Pair
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA insured shipping is $20.00 via FedEx Ground. Santifaction Guaranteed, 3-day return. 5-Year Warranty. Thanks for looking. This auction is for one new Cascade Knuckle Head microphone with the AMI transformer upgrade, and all the standard mic accessories as shown in the photos.
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