Rectangular Ribbon Microphones User Reviews

Flat Jack's Sound Shack - Producers, Recording & Mix Engineers, Clarence Valley NSW

New mic for the locker. The @nudemicrophones Rectangular Ribbon. I often reach for my SE 2200 condenser when recording acoustic with one mic, but had heard about the warm lows and natural high frequencies that the Nude Ribbon had to provided an intimate and well rounded acoustic guitar sound

St John Marsden – MMG Brisbane

"Other day, doing a live studio recording and used a pair of Nude ribbons on a Steinway grand. I was playing engineer and Jon Marsden (Indie soul rock god to be) was running the show, playing and producing 4 other musos and was in an out of the control room. 

I put a pair of  BeezNeez Lulu fet SDC mid piano in ORTF, and then put a spaced pair of Nude ribbons at the tail of the piano. - really so I could aim the null points at the drums over to one side. (The ribbons had way less drum bleed than the sdc’s)  Anyway thought I might start the 'left a bit right a bit' process with the mics to get sound right. Put my head around the door into the control room to ask them to start the mic placement process. No need....

AlI can say I was met with this world class, effing awesome sound of a grand piano, like on some sound stage of the BBC !! I kept cool and grinned. Go the Nudes!"

Tim Godwin – Producer – TimGodwinMusic

“Once you sort through the noise of all the big brands in audio, you can find some sonically amazing bits of kit, Aussie owned and affordable. I really dig the NUDE Microphones ribbon, it tames the fundamentals of my voice and has a nice natural roll off in the top end.”


Riley Edwards – Producer – MumsGarageStudio

They’re our go to for overheads especially when using super bright or low cost cymbals -smoothing out those harsh highs while still maintaining a natural sound. They also add amazing depth and body even in a small room when used as a figure 8 room mic , facing the null of the mic towards the kit. Highly recommend to anyone looking for universal overhead mic’s or an additional guitar cab mic


Tom Poulter, Recording Engineer

Hi Hugh, My name is Tom, and I'm an audio degree student at SAE Sydney currently in the final mix stages of my major work. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the results I got from using your rectangular ribbon on the double bass track of the jazz quintet I recorded. My goal was to track a bass sound reminiscent of the 1959 release of Kind of Blue By Miles Davis. Of course, without tracking to tape and using the same pre-amps of the era, the recordings do differ significantly. However, the openness and broad tonal characteristics of your microphone are the closest sounding to the mics that were reported to have been used at Columbia’s 30th Street Studios in 1959. Anyhow I intend to purchase a couple of your ribbons in the not too distant future, as I borrowed one from a local engineer for this project.

Bottom line? The rectangular ribbon is one of the most transparent and full sounding microphones I have ever heard.


Sean Ballenden, Producer – Triple Three Productions

Absolutely loving these new Ribbon mics. Sounding awesome on Guitars and Vocals. Very keen to get them over a Drumkit this week. Highly recommend these mics.


Ben TD, Recording engineer

I'm lucky enough to work out of a studio that uses two of the NUDE Rectangle Ribbons (up the back in this pic). I absolutely love these mics and use them way more often than I thought I would, considering the "big name" mics available. I'm about to purchase the NUDE Stereo Ribbon and cannot wait to utilise the Swiss Army mic. Thanks for existing Hugh.

Thai Quoc Nguyen‎, Recording engineer

I bought a pair of these Rectangular Ribbon Microphone from Hugh and they are AWESOME!!! The packaging/boxing of the mics was very nice too. All tech-notes/graphs were provided. I also got the mic bar for stereo placement.
Top buy! Thank you Hugh!!!” 

Desmondo Reid, Recording Engineer

I have been getting fantastic results from my Rectangular Ribbon Microphone I bought from NUDE. They've been brilliant on vocals, drums, horns & guitars.