Producer / Engineer
"I use the Potofone 3552C ribbon whenever I need a beautiful airy bottom sub on bass amps or room mics. I also use it on instruments that have more midrange sound pressure, like horns, accordion, banjo and solo electric guitar. It makes them sound velvety and rich and sits them nicely in the mix, out of the way of vocals. On drums, the Potofone is ridiculous. With overheads, these ribbons bring a nice three-dimensional image. All that being said, I have a use for these mics on many recording dates. My clients are always impressed. It is exactly the balance this ribbon strikes that makes it a true hybrid between antique technology and modern design. The Potofone has a permanent place in my mic collection, but because it gets used so often, it never spends much time in the mic closet!"