KSM313/NE Dual-Voice Ribbon Microphone

 

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The KSM313/NE is a premium bi-directional ribbon microphoneA Ribbon Microphone uses a piece of very thin ribbon to capture the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary for world-class audio and performance (featuring Roswellite™ RibbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary Technology)

Best suited to:
Vocal, Electric Guitar

Also great for:
Brass

Ribbon
Bidirectional
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Description:

What is the KSM313/NE best suited to?

The KSM313/NE is best suited to amplified instruments or for intimate vocal applications.

How is the KSM313/NE different to other ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary microphones?

Ribbon microphonesA Ribbon Microphone uses a piece of very thin ribbon to capture the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary are renowned for being extremely delicate. Two things set the KSM313 apart:

  1. The KSM313/NE’s high-tensile strength, toughness and shape memory of Roswellite™ ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary material replaces traditional foil ribbonsThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary for superior resilience at extreme SPLs and allows the microphone to be more durable.
  2. The bi-directionality means that one side of the KSM313/NE provides a brighter character that shines on your vocals, while the other side offers a rich, full sound that's ideal for your amplified instruments.

Features:

  • Bi-directional polar patternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary delivers premier audio with superior off-axis rejection
  • True Dual-Voice tuned specifically for user’s for choice of response - warm and full for amplifiers, or swivel for bright and flattering vocals
  • Revolutionary Roswellite™ proprietary ribbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary material replaces traditional foil ribbonsThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary with high tensile strength, toughness and shape memory that provides superior resilience at extreme SPLs
  • Custom-sourced components for superior presence, minimized signal loss and maximized output.
  • 146dB SPL across 30 – 15,000 Hz frequency responseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary ideal for capturing fast transients in vocals, acoustic instruments and concert halls
  • Legendary Shure quality and superior construction from hand-assembly of machined steel, silver, gold and aluminum materials
  • Monocle stand mount custom swivel mount for fully versatile placement and orientation
  • Protective wood case included for storage when not in use

Specs:

  • Transducer TypeA transducer converts sound into an electrical signal. The two most common types are dynamic and condenser. Read moreGo to the glossary : RibbonThis is the component in a ribbon microphone that captures the sound.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Polar PatternPolar pattern describes how well the microphone hears sound from different directions.Read moreGo to the glossary: BidirectionalPicks up sound equally from in front and behnd the microphone.Read moreGo to the glossary
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary: 30 Hz - 15 kHz
  • SensitivityThis is how mich signal a microphone produces for a given amount of sound.Read moreGo to the glossary (1 kHz): -54,5 dBV/Pa / 1,88 mV/Pa
  • Sound Pressure:

    146 dB

  • Weight: 400 g
  • Frequency ResponseThis is the range of frequencies, from the lowest to the highest, that a mic can pick up.Read moreGo to the glossary Curve:

Reviews:

Martin Walker, Production Manager & FOH Sound, Slash & Judas Priest:

I use the Shure KSM 313 mics, and I have just 2, one on Slash's dirty sound, and one on his clean. I found I got a great sound with them with very little effort or EQ'ing - for example, previously on Judas Priest, to achieve that huge guitar sound I need to use 3 mics on each guitar, usually a 57, a ksm 27 and a ksm 32, but with slash I used just the KSM313.

Kevin " Tater" McCarthy, Monitor Engineer, uses Shure KSM 313 ribbon mics on guitars for Slash and Judas Priest:

My old saying is when everything else fails put a 57 on it. This has not happened yet. First off, when thinking of a ribbon microphone, you think of a fragile studio microphone. Shure has made these Ribbons to withstand the harsh conditions of the road. We gave these mics no special treatment when it came to handling. We put them in the same case all the rest of the microphones go in. These KSM 313's are tough. The bi directional characteristics of ribbons are also something live engineers might be wary of. The loud stage I have used the KSM 313's on this has not been a problem. Once we got the placements correct with just minimal testing, the microphones just came alive. Please note we were working with Slash's already perfect and classic sounding guitar tone. The Ribbons just sounded so natural with great fullness and transparency. I usually double up my guitar channels, one for ears and one for wedges. I did not have to do this. With no EQ and just a little high pass filter I was just amazed.

In the box:

  • Zippered Carrying Case for KSM313/NE (Part No: AK313C)
  • 1x Shurelock Stand Mount (Part No: A300M)
  • 1x Velvet Carry Pouch (Part No: A313VB)

 

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Optional Accessories

A313SM
A300PC
A313VB

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