ALDER H44

The H44 is a  world class ribbon  microphone that will give you excellent recordings on almost any source.  It was designed to be as much of a studio workhorse as any large diaphragm condenser.  Made in small batches in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the mic features a versatile patented transducer and ribbon design that offers a combination of sound quality, durability, and affordability that is difficult to find in the world of ribbon mics.

The H44 has an asymmetric figure 8 polar pattern, and we like to think of it as a vocal ribbon mic from the front and a traditional ribbon mic from the back.  The front voicing has a unique presence that does well with vocals and close miked instruments.   The back voicing has more of a classic ribbon openness that does well on a large variety of sources such as overheads, guitar cabinets, strings, brass, room miking, and more.  The combination of the two voicings creates a versatile package that is quick and easy to adapt to a wide variety of instruments and situations. 

Features

  • Broad and transparent frequency response

  • Two distinct and useful mic voicings

  • Patented herringbone ribbon (see video below)

  • In house wound toroidal transformer

  • Gold plated jack

  • Stainless steel construction

  • Includes carrying case and clip

Specs

  •  Microphone Type: Passive Ribbon

  • Polar Pattern: Asymmetric Bidirectional

  • Frequency Response: 30 - 20,000 Hz

  • Sensitivity: -58 dBv

  • Connector: Gold plated 3 pin XLR

  • Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel

  • Dimensions: Diameter 1.5” (38.1mm), Length 5.75” (146mm)

  • Weight: 12oz (340g)

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