R4: Sphere pressure omni - Small Diaphragm
The big omni
(Sound influenced by Neumann/Telefunken M50)
The Red R4 capsule represents Red's finest craftsmanship, evoking an ethereal quality sought after by producers and engineers a like. For room sounds and ambient drum recording, nothing parallels the sound of this capsule.
The R4's sweet highs are never harsh or strident, and the bass response below 120 Hz is unusually robust for an omnidirectional microphone. It's smooth presence lift conveys an extra measure of high end detail and focus, preventing distant sounds from becoming overly diffuse or "washed out".
Recommended for: orchestral sounds, classical instrumentation, snare, bass drum, background vocals, organ, accordion, tuba, clean electric guitar and drums.
The R4 is one of Red's renowned series of vintage capsules, each with their own unique tonal characteristics and pickup patterns.
Each of these vintage style microphone capsules come nestled in Red's hand built cherrywood/velvet line capsule box.
These bayonet-mounted capsules will add versatility to your vintage microphones and will fit on Neumann/Geffel CMV 563, 3, 4, 5 & RFT Tube microphones as well as on the Red Mic type B &A and on the Blue Bottle mic.
Frequency Response Chart
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