Resonator: Two New Secret Sonic Weapons From Placid Audio

Last year we revisited Placid Audio’s Copperphone (a secret lo-fi weapon for many renowned sound engineers) and now we’re happy to share with you the latest news from the always inspiring Dallas-based company. As you might have guessed, there’s a new mic in town… oh wait, there are actually two!

The Resonator Series
Although the Resonator can be used live or in the studio as an effect mic on any sound source, in the company’s words “it’s really the ultimate solution for adding more attitude and personality to high SPL sound sources like guitar, bass or keyboard amps as well as drums.  Furthermore, you can blend the Resonator with a direct signal or other full range microphones to coax out new and interesting tones from your current arsenal of mics and DI boxes.

The Resonator employs a tuned full ranged dynamic capsule which is loaded into the mic body within a resonant baffled chamber.  The combination of the capsule and the baffled chamber yields a throaty mid range and imparts a ‘music box’ like effect on the signal… something that no other microphone or plug-in can match!”

The Resonator comes in two varieties – The Resonator B and the Resonator A.  Both the Resonator A and B use the same dynamic capsule but each employs it’s own unique baffled chamber in order to achieve two different sonic voicing.

Which one is ‘better’…?
Neither and that’s why Placid Audio is putting both Resonator variants into production.  Use your own ears and decide which Resonator variant is your favorite!

Like their older brother, Copperphone, the two Resonators are guaranteed to bring unique inspiration to your creative process, recording session or live performance!

More samples will be featured on the Placid Audio Website soon so please stay tuned.

In the meantime check out our this comprehensive video demonstration of both Resonator types used on electric guitar while using a blending approach:

Price and Availability
$269 each. Both Resonator mics are now available.

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