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Crowley and Tripp Recordist

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  • MSRP: $1,995
  • Discontinued


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BidirectionalCrowley and Tripp Recordist

Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone

The Crowley and Tripp “Recordist Ensemble Kit” included a pair of passive, symmetrical ribbon microphones and a stereo mounting bar, for use in Blumlein stereo recording.

Bob Crowley

Same size as Naked Eye but have a very different ribbon motor with extended top end, and a reach designed for front-of-stage and other distant and semi-distant recording jobs, and The Recordist has a very strict, symmetrical response which is important for Blumlein and also M-S Stereo applications.

The mics’ symmetrical figure-of-8 pattern was tested and confirmed by Herb Singleton of Cross Spectrum Labs; see the PDF link in the sidebar. Symmetrical response is critical for true Blumlein recording.

Crowley and Tripp Recordist EnsembleThe Ensemble Kit shipped with two Recordist microphones, two “monacle” mounts, and a stereo mounting bar in a watertight, unbreakable carrying case. The mics had a 3-year warranty.

The product was unexpectedly successful, due to its utility for stereo location recording. As a passive ribbon microphone, it required no phantom power, yet had higher output than typical dynamic microphones.

The Recordist microphones were also available separately.

The Crowley and Tripp product line was sold to Shure in 2009. Shure’s website confirms that the Recordist microphone has been discontinued.

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The mic was released in 2006.


Frequency Response - BidirectionalClick Graph to Compare!
Recordist Bidirectional Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Bidirectional (n/a mV/Pa; 45 - 8000 Hz)
Ribbon Construction Impedance SPL/Noise
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a 132mm (5.20'') n/a
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