Since I first read about the Coles 4104 microphone I wanted to try one. I thought it would be great to have a microphone that I could use to make demos anywhere / without the need to battle background noise. So the other day I went down to Jolly Pro Audio here in Hong Kong and they happened to have one! They very generously allowed me to test it out and make a demo – which I have posted here.
As this is a ribbon microphone we kept the phantom power off. Then the salesman, Chenly, set the gain way high – and I recorded this in a standard office environment. Behind me were people in cubicles, typing away. A big air-con blew cold air frantically down on me while I made this demo. I have kept the lead in this recording purposly long so you can hear the room before I spoke. The text I read is from a manual left open on Chenly’s desk and the clip is as recorded off a Marantz field recorder they had laying around.[audio:http://russellwait.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Russell-Wait-Coles-4104-mic-test.mp3|titles=Russell Wait Coles 4104 mic test]
Hope you find the clip useful. 🙂