MXL - R144 Ribbon Microphone

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MXL - R144 Ribbon Microphone

Vintage Ribbon microphone perfect for guitars and drums

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Incorporating a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, the MXL R144 offers breathtaking sound for vocal and instrument recordings and is an excellent microphone for broadcast applications. The R144 also performs brilliantly on acoustic instruments, strings, and horns and offers high SPL capability, outstanding side rejection and precise directivity.


  • GENESIS Ribbon Microphone
  • Professional Shockmount
  • Micro Fibre Cleaning Cloth
  • Figure 8 polar pattern for outstanding side rejection and precise directivity
  • High SPL capability
  • Delivers an unbelievably natural sound and stunning realism for vocal and instrument recordings
  • Distinctive body design with purple and chrome metal finish
  • Includes R144 ribbon microphone, shockmount, carrying case, cleaning cloth, manual, & application guide
  • Wired with Mogami cable
  • Recommended for:
  • Vocals
  • Electric guitar
  • Percussion
  • Strings
  • Brass horns
  • Type: Ribbon Velocity Microphone
  • Ribbon Element: 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon
  • Ribbon Length: 47mm/1.85 in.
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz -17kHz
  • Polar Pattern: Figure 8
  • Sensitivity: -56 dB (0 dB=1V/Pa)
  • Impedance: 250 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: >1500 Ohms
  • Max SPL for 0.1% THD: >130 dB @1 kHz
  • Size: 47mm x 171mm/1.85 in. x 6.75 in.
  • Weight: 400g/0.85 lbs
  • Metal Finish: Purple and chrome
For full specifications see the MXL web site here:

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  • 5
    Amazing value

    Posted by Chris Turner on 30th Aug 2015

    For vocals I have been using a Rhode NT2 and SE 220011. They are both very accurate over a wide range. For some voices they are a bit strident and need quite a bit of tweeking. I have been looking for something more mellow, and this is it. Straight out of the box Nice carry case, and onto the comparison files. Recorded through my Euro desk pres and then to Presonus 1818vls to cubase 8. No problem with enough gain , a very clean signal and a stunning sound. Very round and smooth . Tracking next to the other mics there is a very big difference. The SE and Rhode are very similar with the Rhode being crisper. The 144 has less top but can be boosted in the top end and allows a nice top end to come in. Likewise the bottom end can be rolled off with a softer sounding cut than the SE. For the price,amazing value. Looks cool too.