In two years time the technology of making ribbon microphones had been worked out and the result has surpassed all expectations! The ones who know what kind of microphone it is will certainly say that a ribbon microphone is a studio microphone. Even though it seems to be not enough of high frequencies, the reality of the transmission of the timbre can not be compared to any other microphone. Many beginner sound engineers do not even know what it is. Although recently almost all firms have in their line-up a "ribbon" pattern.
I would not insist that this is a vocal microphone, rather than instrumental, but it is perfect for the baritone. Using a pop-filter is obligatory! It also sounds very good on strings, winds, percussion, xylophone and as overheads. And guitar amps sound fantastic!!!
...thread, if you care to have a look: https://gearspace.com/board/low-end-theory/1050266-montigomo.html As of this post there are two RM BIV models. The RM BIV-1 is a single ribbon mic which Igor sells in stereo matched pairs. The RM BIV-2 is a single stereo (dual ribbon) mic which can record mid/side and Blumlein Technique recording. Every mic, so...
I did a small recording using exclusively Igor's BIV-1 and BIV-2 mics. There was BIV-1 for the Acoustic Nylon Guitar and also for a female singer and one BIV-2 as a stereo room mic. All the mics went through Cloudlifters and straight to the Antelope Audio Zen Studio preamps/interface. I am actually quite surprised...
I'll make it short:
Every studio should have a pair of these.
You really can't go wrong with the RM BIV1.
These video showcases the warm balanced tone quite well: