Placid Audio - Copperphone Mics
Placid Audio was started in Dallas, Texas by bass player and engineer Mark Pirro (Polyphonic Spree/Tripping Daisy) in 2003 as a vehicle to facilitate small batch production of his first prototype microphone, The Copperphone. With emphasis on durable build quality, attractive design and distinctive sonic character, Placid Audio has been honoring these aspects as the company has grown over the last several years. Now in 2011, Placid Audio offer a variety of unique audio recording tools designed to expand the possibilities of the creative recording process. Enjoy!
Placid Audio make truly unique sounding mics that are as beautiful as they are different.
The Copperphone, unlike full range high fidelity microphones, operates within a limited bandwidth of frequencies which lends a nostalgic quality to the signal. Some might compare the sound to an AM radio or a telephone. The sound is achieved through a combination of vintage telecommunications components and a mechanical filtering effect. The microphone’s element is rear ported into a hollow resonant chamber. As sound passes through the diaphragm and into the hollow chamber, upper mid range frequencies are accentuated while low and high frequencies are reduced. An everyday example of this mechanical filtering effect can be demonstrated by pressing a paper towel tube up to your mouth and talking into it.
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