R3: Cardoid (mid size diaphragm)
The netural capsule
(Sound influenced by - Neumann U89/ TLM 170)
The R3 is Red's most accurate, and, in a purely technical sense, "best" capsule. The R3 has a soft midrange boost to detail the center frequencies in a program source.
This capsule does a little to flatter or enhance the recorded source, but rather "tell it like it is." the high end response is smooth, with exemplary transient response, and midrange to low end pickup appears to be flat.
Recommended for: female vocals, distant miking of orchestral groups and instruments, banjo, mandolin, jazz guitar, distorted electric guitar, bass, acoustic guitar, piano and organ.
The R3 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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