The MANLEY GOLD REFERENCE MULTI-PATTERN MICROPHONES are a statement, quite simply, of the finest microphones that money can buy in the pursuit of truly accurate musical recordings. The Gold Reference Series employ our own design of large capsules (1.25 inch overall, 1 inch diaphragm diameter) which are executed to precise tolerances made possible by modern micro-milling machinery available today in California. The capsule rings and back-plates are milled from solid brass. The gold diaphragm film comes from Germany and is tensioned using proprietary techniques by David Josephson ensuring capsule-to-capsule constancy, combined with the speed, "air", and superb ultra-high frequency response you have only dreamt about.
The STEREO version of our GOLD REFERENCE microphone is identical in every respect to the MONO GOLD REFERENCE but with two complete and carefully matched systems installed in one case with the upper capsule being fixed and the lower capsule being continuously ROTATABLE through 90° for M-S and X-Y BLUMLEIN-STYLE coincident pair recording technique. Each capsule has its own continuously variable PATTERN control and individual -10dB PAD switch.
The all-tube electronics in the MANLEY REFERENCE SERIES MICROPHONES are built around two triodes in cascade forming an entire gain-block. We have recently switched to a dual-triode 12AT7 tube, easily obtainable and replaceable, mounted in a ceramic socket. (We originally used 6072A until it became impossible to find quiet ones out of the NOS dreck left on the market, then we used 12AX7 for awhile.) The output is coupled through a MANLEY output transformer of unparalleled quality and substantial physical size employing nickel laminations with "hum bucking" bi-filar windings, encased in mu-metal. The polar pattern control is continuously variable between the OMNI, CARDIOID, and FIGURE 8 positions vastly increasing this mic’s versatility. The Gold Mics make it possible to exactly tailor the proximity effect to achieve the desired character. We have chosen a very open weave stainless-steel grille for the capsule window which allows all the highs to reach the capsule unimpaired letting the engineer choose if, when, and how much pop screen is appropriate. As a result, the Reference Gold reaches to the furthest extremes of highs and lows with gorgeous natural acoustic smoothness. Some engineers tell us it sometimes "hears" more than they do!
The base of the microphone holds a locking 6 pin gold XLR connector for the audio signal out enabling usage of your own preference of audio cable – as exotic as you wish . A low capacitance 6-pin XLR-F to two 3-Pin XLR-M "Y" cable is included for your convenience. A detachable threaded 4-pin connector for the 30 foot power supply cable carries the stringently filtered B+ and regulated heater voltages from the separate dedicated power supply. The microphone body is machined from brass providing excellent shielding properties, polished to a high lustre, then plated with 24 karat gold for an impressive finish, inspiring confidence in artists and producers.
On a technical side note about music videos
When she makes music videos, she should use a high quality microphone, a decent camera and record them in a acoustically decent room with a neutral background and decent flattering lighting.
The more "professional" the videos look and sound, the better her chances of actually getting noticed. If she wants to be seen as professional, she needs to know how to use the technology to showcase herself.
I really hate all the videos with crappy sound and ugly staging that basically destroy whatever talent the musicians and singers have.
One of my friends started out just recording herself as she wrote some songs for fun, but soon asked for my help to make the recordings better, so I set her up with a decent microphone and open source recording software
Want to do some recording/production
I've only been playing for a few months now, but I've always been damn good with computers so my Acid Pro skill far outweighs my guitar skill. At one point was helping a friend record some of his solo stuff and pulled damn near studio quality out of a Rock Band microphone, unfortunately the artist disappeared so I have nothing to show for it. I'm good with basic cleanup and leveling but I can also do actual production if the project is worth it.
So what do I want here? Well I want to record some music for someone who wouldn't otherwise have the money to make it happen. I'm doing this completely free for the first person who contacts me (unless they play shitty music, then I'll try the next person)