Ashland, MA (January 19, 2006)–Crowley & Tripp have introduced a new “naked” ribbon microphone, called Naked Eye. According to the company, this new microphone is versatile and multi-voiced, capitalizing on the technology from Crowley & Tripp’s “patent pending deluxe versions, but in a more wallet-friendly form.”
The Naked Eye”We realize that musicians and engineers appreciate the different voicings in our other microphones, so we put the two most popular ones in Naked Eye,” remarked Hugh Tripp. “We engineer this ribbon mic to have a brighter, large diaphragm condenser sound on one side, and a traditional smooth darkness on the other, while still keeping off-axis coloration in check.”
According to Crowley & Tripp, users who’ve given the mic a ride have been impressed by the versatility and innovation that go into Naked Eye, and the view afforded by its relatively nudist screening. “The old school [microphone makers] say that you have to cover up everything to be safe,” remarked inventor Bob Crowley. “We don’t think so, the sound is better, screaming guitars, stacks, drums, you-name-it, and it allows us to give you a mellow, dark side that’s killer on guitar cabs, and a brighter side for vocals and acoustics and whatnot, so you have a choice.”
Naked Eye is priced at $745 list and will be available through sales channels in February. Each microphone comes with a wood case, a low diffraction mount designed to reduce phase distortions common in suspension mounts, and carries a “no question” three-year warranty. For more information on Naked Eye, and Crowley & Tripp’s other mic models–the Studio Vocalist, Soundstage Image, Proscenium and SPLx Custom–visit the company’s website at www.soundwaveresearch.com.