AL21 Romanelli Accordion instrument mic Prodipe
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Prodipe AL21 Romanelli Accordion instrument mic set a fully adaptable mounting system, to develop 3 flexible clamps. The AL21 Romanelli Accordion mic pack optimizes the sound of the accordion on a PA system. We have chosen to use a unidirectional capsule. Clamp(s) and XLR adaptor are supplied for wired mic use (48V phantom power supply required).
AL21 Romanelli Accordion instrument mic set
A totally new range of instrument mic systems for recording all your acoustic instruments live.
The AL21 Romanelli Accordion mic pack optimizes the sound of the accordion on a PA system.
“Optimizing the sound of an accordion is far from easy. I was fully involved in the design of this new Prodipe mic pack, and, as you’re well aware, I’ve always been hard to please when it comes to getting that perfect sound. Myself, my friend Ludovic Lanen, and the whole Prodipe team did our utmost to find a way to reproduce the sound of the accordion.
Of all the components in a mic, the one that has to be infallible is the capsule. Prodipe have developed an electret capsule that can take up to 140dB and recreate all the energy and nuances of your instrument. And what’s more, its excellent linearity respects the timbre and sound of the accordion.
We also spent a lot of time thinking about how the three individual mics should be attached to the instrument. .
We decided that two mics would be best for the right hand manual. In fact, trying to capture the overall sound of the accordion with a single mic means that the mic has to be positioned pretty far from the instrument itself, which is a major disadvantage when you’re surrounded by high volume instruments, like the drums.
The two right hand manual mics can be positioned close enough to the instrument to receive all the notes and harmonies, but none of the parasites from other instruments.
To make sure that the mics are in the best place to record the sound, we thought very carefully about the types of clamps we would need: two to suspend the mics over the right hand manual and one for the mic over the left hand manual. Each clamp has a Velcro fastening for easy attachment and removal.
I had a great time helping in the development of this accordion mic pack and I’ve been using it for live performances and most of my recording work ever since. So I know for sure that it’ll be a superbly valuable piece of equipment for all accordionists.”
The top features of AL21 Romanelli Accordion
- Excellent natural sound.
- Very high acceptable sound pressure level (140 dB).
- UHF compatible (with Prodipe UHF Lanen Série 21 - sold separately and available soon).
- Flexible gooseneck for fast, easy mounting.
- Lightweight rubber clamp specific to the instrument.
- Very high level of protection from instrument vibration.
- Mini XLR to XLR connector adaptor ensures that the mic lead is properly positioned on your instrument (48V phantom power supply required for wired connection).
Here are the various components that make up the AL21 Accordion mic:
The Prodipe brand has acquired a reputation for being highly innovative. We’re extremely proud that the list of AL21 components below represents a statement of intent for French innovation.
The 21 Capsule
We wanted the capsule to be able to withstand an acoustic pressure of up to 140 dB so that it would preserve the full harmonic envelope and the warmth of the sound. We also wanted the capsule attachment to be unobtrusive, secure, manageable, and not in the way.
The style of clamping mechanism we offer is totally unique and entirely new.
We have managed to bring together three great features in one mic pack:
- easy handling for the musician,
- easy positioning for the sound recordist
- easy listening with a sound quality which is as faithful and as accurate as possible.
We opted for three mics at the very beginning of the project because it was the best way to capture the full range of sounds produced by the accordion. We supply strips of Velcro that stick to the instrument so that the AL21 clamps will stay firmly in place, but can be attached or removed quickly and simply.
The noise made when using the instrument, along with any mechanical noise, is also kept to a minimum because the capsule is held in place by elastic stretched across a circular band which sits at the end of a flexible gooseneck.
This fact alone means that the AL21 grabs the sound with ease, it adapts readily, it ensures maximum quality, and all this without the downside of being a nuisance while you play.
Conclusion: the AL21 has this amazing capability of ensuring that the mics are exactly where they should be on the instrument.
The Velcro attachment makes putting everything away that little bit faster, and the clamps themselves are very effective. The capsule is excellent at filtering out unwanted noise, both user produced and mechanical, and the final sound quality is as accurate and as impressive as they come
- Sensitivity: -47dB ±3dB (0dB=1V/Pa to 1KHz)
- Max SPL (140 dB)
- Impedance: 2.2 KΩ
- Directivity: unidirectional
- S/N Ratio: 68dB Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20KHz
- Cable lenght: 1 m
The Series 21 instrument mic systems are also available for the following instruments:
- Guitar mic: GL21 Guitar & Ukulele
- Ukelele mic: GL21 Guitar & Ukulele
- Saxophone mic: SB21 Sax & Brass
- Wind instrument mic: SB21 Sax & Brass
- Violin and Viola mic: VL21 Violin & Viola
- Drum mic: PL21 Percussion / DL21 Drums
- Contrabass mic: BL21 Contrabasse