I’ve become very keen on recording lately and have been putting together a small project studio. Nothing fancy, just practical. A forum member has been very helpful in recommending various hardware and software as well as getting me through various teething problems. Thanks mate Since the weekend I’ve been devoting my time to getting a recording of both my Saxophone and Clarinet. I have resolved quite a few of my initial issues and end up with a decent recording. The main problem is I’m not achieving the sound I that want. I’ve tried a pair condenser microphones I’ve got but despite picking up a wide frequency range (Bass, Mid and High) the recordings are sounding quite sterile. On the other hand my dynamic microphones don’t have the same sonic range. It’s apparent that the emphasis is on the midrange which makes them better for rockin’ out than Jazz in my opinion. From what I’ve been reading, a pair of ribbon microphones might be what I’m after. Apparently they have the same wide range of a condenser microphone but have a softer top end. From records I’ve listened to the sound appears more natural. The only drawback I can see is the inability to handle high volume levels. I am after recommendations of which Ribbon Microphones would best suit my application bearing in mind I’m seeking a retro sound. I’d prefer a new and readily available ribbon microphone. I don’t mind second-hand if someone can recommend a reputable dealer and microphones that aren’t rare such as Pete’s vintage HMV’s. I’m assuming that plugging them straight into an audio interface is acceptable? Any thoughts, suggestions, ideas would be most appreciated!