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Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.


  • Perfect for a musician who needs a workhorse ribbon mic
  • Mellow sound with a rich midrange and rolled-off top end
  • Figure-8 polar pattern that captures instruments and room sound
  • High SPL capability—ideal for horns and electric guitars
  • Compact design that makes mic placement easy


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What are your sleeper RIBBON MICROPHONES?

I have a MXL R144 ribbon here. I replaced the transformer with a Samar toroid and reversed the sides, the back side is clearer. It is a true sleeper mic as it slumbers in the back of the mic locker.

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Low end drum recording - where to use best preamps?

...wire that connects it all to the XLR Jack all housed in a mic body. Don’t underestimate what the R144 can do. The Art MPA Gold and MPA II have a full plate voltage tube circuit. They cut cost by using solid state input and output stages in place of transformers. The op amps...

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