Shure KSM313Item ID: KSM313
Dual-voice Ribbon Microphone with 30Hz-15kHz Frequency Response, Proprietary Ribbon Material, and 146dB SPL-handling
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You Get Two Great Ribbon Mic Voices Plus High SPL Handling!
Shure KSM313 Dual-voice Ribbon Microphone at a Glance:
What Roswellite can do for you
If fear of damaging a ribbon mic's fragile ribbon element has made you hesitant about adding one to your locker, worry no more. Shure's KSM313 uses a stronger element made of Roswellite material, which has better "shape memory" than conventional materials. This means the KSM313 can withstand high SPLs without ill effects - and still give you the smooth ribbon-mic character you're looking for.
In addition to its Roswellite ribbon element, the KSM313 comes packed with premium components. Inside, for example, you'll find a double-shielded transformer, which gives you robust output while minimizing RF and magnetic interference. This is a must for modern recording situations. This hand-assembled mic includes high-quality machined steel, silver, gold, and aluminum materials throughout, and you can expect it to remain a mainstay in your studio for years to come.
You'll love this mic's "split personality"
While the difference between the KSM313's "bright" and "dark" voices isn't exactly of "Jeckyll and Hyde" proportions, you'll find that it does make this mic sound great on several different sources - without losing its essential character. Sing into the bright side, and you're treated to a clean, clear, and smooth sound with plenty of articulation. Turn the mic around to capture amplified instruments, with a full, natural sound.
Shure KSM313 Dual-voice Ribbon Microphone Features at a Glance:
You'll love the way the Shure KSM313 dual-voice ribbon mic sounds on both vocals and instruments!
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Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
by K. Osborne from Tulsa, OKThis mic is special. I was looking for a mic that could excel on outside kick, guitar amps, loud vocalists, so naturally my impulse said something like a condenser with high SPL handling. The problem ... read more [+]was, most condensers I tried were far too bright for guitar amps and loud vocals. I wanted more detail and less honk than a dynamic though. I assumed ribbons were out of the picture because of plosives on vocalists and heavy air movement from the kick. However, after reading about the Roswellite material that can withstand air blasts, I figured I'd give it a shot. MAN - this thing kills! So smooth, so versatile, totally durable. Doesn't flinch. Sounds amazing on all those things! Almost similar sound to a 67, actually. Not nearly as much low end as most ribbons (which is good, I usually had to roll that off anyway). Fits in the mix great!
October 2, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer / Mixer / Musician
Highly, highly recommended. close [-]
Great! buy one now!!!!!
by blackflag Studio from iquique Chileis the best microphone I've used for recording guitar, combined with the SM57, is the perfect combination ..... captures the voices and exquisite quality, very happy I bought
June 16, 2012
Music Background: Owner Recording Studio, drummer.
KSM 313 For Electric Guitar
by Ryan from Bellingham, WAI recently purchashed this mic to use with my live electric guitar rig. I put the 313 right in front of my AC30 when i got it, and was completely blown away by the sound quality coming from the PA. ... read more [+]It pretty much sounded like i was playing directly into the system...unreal. Not to mention this mic is hott looking! close [-]
December 16, 2009
Music Background: Aspiring professional guitarist.
Nice sound for kick drum
by Andy Mendoza from San German, Puerto RicoPlaced it outside the drum hole with a Senn e901 inside the drum to pick up the batter. Got a nice round sound that needed minimal EQ.
March 21, 2012
Music Background: Guitarrist, producer, recording eng. , Grammy voting member
This mic has endless posibilities and could turn ... read more [+]out to be a Swiss army knife for us here close [-]
Did The Job...
by Gustavo Brett from Paonia, CO.I told my sales engineer I was looking for a solution for a live singer songwriter situation in the studio. He suggested the KSM 131. I used it in conjunction with a large diagram tube condenser and t... read more [+]he results were exceptional. The guitar bleed was reduced DRAMATICALLY; the vocal was relaxed and strong. Mixed in with the tube mic it was just about perfect. It made my session a 100% more workable. My mix time was reduced dramatically and my client was thrilled. I did not expect to drop a chunk of change on this mic but it was worth it. I can see this mic making it's way into a bunch of recordings where I need a nice clean, full, relaxed sound. Thanks Sweetwater. Yippeee. close [-]
October 9, 2009
Music Background: Performing songwriter, Live and studio sound engineer. 10 years.
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