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Crowley & Tripp Microphones has expanded their line of high-end ribbon microphones, announcing three new models in addition to the Studio Vocalist. Founded by Bob Crowley and Hugh Tripp of Soundwave Research Laboratories, Crowley & Tripp Microphones specializes in designing microphones, manufacturing them entirely in the USA, and selling them directly to discriminating audio professionals. Each ribbon microphone features a strong stainless steel body, high-level electrostatic and magnetic shielding, and a rigidly joined custom transformer and ribbon motor for low noise, high output, and smooth bass response.
Designed to offer the sonic characteristics of a 'traditional response ribbon microphone' for classical music recording, the Proscenium microphone offers a vintage-style warmness with modern design qualities and increased efficiency according to the company. As a result, using the Proscenium for the recording of instruments such as flute, woodwinds, and strings provides increased body, which suits the microphone well for large halls and stereo pair recording applications. The Proscenium is priced at $1,485.
Specially designed for radio broadcast, soundstage, and orchestral applications where uncolored sound is desired, the figure-eight patterned Soundstage Image microphone offers a natural frequency response, high output, and superior stereo imaging when used in distant pair applications. The Soundstage Image is priced at $1,395.
The SPLx Custom microphone is tailored to user defined characteristics. Having assessed an individual user's needs in the studio or on stage, Crowley and Tripp design a ribbon microphone that will suit that user's voice, instrument, amplifier or performance space. Custom characteristics are many, and include a tailored frequency response curve, extreme sound pressure level handling, bass boost, or an asymmetric frequency response. Rounding out the Crowley & Tripp Microphones collection, the SPLx Custom starts at $1595 and generally takes two weeks to manufacture from date of order.
Since last year, Bob Crowley and Hugh Tripp have officially joined forces in Soundwave Research Laboratories, a firm that manufactures and sells acoustic devices for professional audio, and scientific applications. Although new as a company, Soundwave Research Laboratories has decades of experience in designing and building groundbreaking products. For many years, the duo often collaborated while both were employed at Boston Scientific Corporation. Along with audio transducer development, other key areas of expertise at Soundwave Research Laboratories include medical device development, tissue characterization techniques for identifying cancerous cells, and intellectual property development and licensing.
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