Bumblebee Pro is a boutique R&D and production company, a group of DIY Audio enthusiasts founded and lead by Artur Fisher, dedicated to DIY Pro Audio Equipment and DIY Ribbon Microphones in particular. We design and manufacture the ribbon microphone parts and full kits, as well as other recording equipment DIY kits for pro audio DIY community (formerly under DIY Audio Components brand name) since 2010.
Bumblebee DIY Ribbon Mic Kits
Our company is best known among the DIY pro audio community for our hand-crafted DIY Ribbon Mic Kits. All the microphones are the original designs of Artur Fisher, we don’t use any stock components. All the metal parts are machined by local contractors and the assembly is done in our workshop.
We produce three DIY Ribbon Mic Kits – RM-5, RM-6 and RM-7. So, what are the differences and which one is the most suitable for your recording works?
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Recording a Whole Band with Just One Pair of RM-7 DIY Mics
Believe it or not, but the track below was live-recorded using just a single pair of kit-built RM-7 ribbon microphones. The pair was set up in the center of the room and mixing was done by moving musician closer or further away. According to the producer, it was a hard work, but the result was worth all the efforts. The recorded stereo file was mastered, mostly by adding a touch of a multi-band compression. Listen and see what you can do with just one pair of great ribbon mics!
DIY Ribbons in Action
As usual with music videos, the audio was recorded and produced first and then the video was filmed. Therefore, the video sequence doesn’t document the actual recording process. However, the audio is the authentic track, recorded live with a stereo pair of RM-7 DIY ribbon microphones. Enjoy!
All The Products We Offer
DIY Ribbon Kits is not the only type of products we offer. We design and make DIY Direct Box Kits, we offer our own original ribbon mic motors and epoxy molded toroidal output transformers as separate parts. We always keep the microphone accessories in stock, such as dedicated shock-mounts and stereo bars. You can also order neodymium magnets and ultra-thin Aluminum foil for microphone ribbons in the Bumblebee online store.