Sontronics Sigma Active Ribbon Mic
Sontronics Sigma Active Ribbon MicDetails
The SIGMA is one of Sontronics' most popular microphones boating modern technology, vintage style and value for money. Inspired by the classic vocalists of the Swing era, Sontronics' thoughts drifted away to the simply unforgettable voices of Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
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The SIGMA's specialty is to recreate the silky, rich tones that we heard from those old recordings, but without the pops and crackles. Punchy low and mid frequency responses combined with an ultra-smooth high frequency roll-off produce a very natural image, almost making the instrument or vocal sound like it is in the room with you!
The SIGMA is phantom powered and its output is actively balanced which means, unlike most transformer-based ribbon microphones, it does not suffer from impedance mismatching problems and low output sensitivity. In fact, it is as easy to use as any other Sontronics condenser microphone - just plug it into your preamp and play!
The Sontronics circuit design delivers some of the lowest self-noise figures of any ribbon microphone on the market and the aluminium ribbon element itself is less than 2 microns thick, all of which goes to make a very accurate and responsive microphone.
The unique shockmount system is extremely effective and allows the microphone to be placed close to the source with complete isolation from noise transmitted through the mic stand. The applications for the SIGMA mic are truly varied, but Broadcast, Vocal, Acoustic, Orchestral and Drums and Percussion are a few options you could consider.
"Sigma is lovely....it's so solid and feels like a classic from the Motown era. Such warm, well rounded response too."
Alain Johannes, Producer/Engineer
- Response: 20Hz - 15kHz
- Sensitivity: 18mV/Pa - 33dB + 2dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz)
- Polar Pattern: Figure-of-eight
- Impedance ≤ 150 Ohms
- Equivalent Noise Level: 14dB (A-weighted)
- Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1,000Hz): 125dB
- Power Source: Phantom power 48V
- Connector: Three-pin XLR-M
If you would like to view the full user guide for the Sontronics Sigma Ribbon Mic please click the button below.
Now Includes: EZ Drummer Lite:
EZdrummer Lite is the stripped down version of the multi-microphone drum-sampler EZdrummer. It is designed for musicians and producers in need of a compact, affordable, easy to handle plug-in without compromising sound quality or control.
The visualized drums in the interface combine auditioning of sounds and drumkit construction. The extensive drag and drop midi-library enables users to create a great drumtrack in less than five mouse-clicks. For more advanced handling, users can control microphone bleeding and levels between drums using the internal mixer. The mixer also allows stereo and multitrack routing into the host through one single plug-in, and thanks to the second generation Toontrack Percussive Compression (TPC), system requirements are kept to a minimum. The drums for EZdrummer Lite were recorded, produced and played by the best in the business at Avatar Studios in New York.
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
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- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
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- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
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