Microphone Review: Samar VL37 Handcrafted Ribbon Mic
In the following 2 videos, MatKat Music’s Charles Schiermeyer – a NYC-based horn & string arranger and Logic Pro X user – takes a look at the Samar VL37 handcrafted ribbon microphone.
In part one, Charles does two passes of recording sax – one without treatment, and one with treatment in Logic Pro X (Space Designer and Channel EQ with an HPF around 600Hz, and an LPF around 2khz with gentle curves (6 or 12dB/oct)):
In part two, Charles compares the Samar VL37 ribbon microphone with a Miktek CV4 large-diaphragm tube condenser microphone (modded by MicRehab), and also shows how to record with the mic in a Mid-Side configuration:
More About Charles
Charles Schiermeyer is a teacher, composer and performer currently living in New York City. Originally from Seattle, Charles moved to NYC in 2003 to study with Grammy award winning composer Michael Abene. He graduated with a Bachelors & Masters degree in Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He plays all saxophones, piano, flute, clarinet, guitar, and some trumpet.