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Author Topic: Clarence Kane: The Ribbon Mic Man  (Read 8168 times)

Offline arconaut

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Offline Klaus Heyne

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Re: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2010, 03:26:10 pm »
I have used the services of Clarence Kane (ENAK) over the years, and was always pleased with his loving approach to ribbon mic restoration.
Klaus Heyne
German Masterworks
www.GermanMasterworks.com

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Re: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2010, 07:13:08 pm »
I just recently had an RCA BK-5A restored by Clarence. He replaced the ribbon and wiring, and refinished it.  It looks like new again.  Great work! It's interesting to read a story on him, and I'm glad there are such people still around. Thanks for posting the article!

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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2010, 10:06:19 pm »
Wow!  thanks for the link.  Clarence has done work on my RCAs for years and now I can put a face behind the voice.  He's right across the river ($4 shipping via FedEx) but I've never been to his place.  Couldn't find a nicer or more highly-skilled guy.  He also did a beautiful job matching a 2nd 4038 to the one I had.
His shop is just as I imagined it would be.  I must make the trip sometime.
David Lawrence

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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 07:20:27 am »
Wow, Clarence did my ribbons about 15 years ago. He was pretty up there in age back then.  Not that age is a problem at all... I had heard he took on an apprentice a few years back. I'm glad he's still "the man". A great guy indeed.
Larry DeVivo
Silvertone Mastering, Inc.
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Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
www.silvertonemastering.com
To see some of our work please click on any of the visual trailer montages located at... http://robertetoll.com/  (all music and sound effects were mastered by Silvertone Mastering).

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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 08:09:09 am »
Had Clarence re-ribbon my Beyer M260's awhile back - he's no spring chick, but I didn't know he is 84!

Let's hope his apprentice is as caring and adept at ribbon mic restoration as Mr. Kane...
N. Jay Burr
PlugHead Productions

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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2010, 10:22:52 am »

I didn't know about him, but I have great admiration for people like him, who posses "the" knowledge.
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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010, 10:01:10 pm »
Clarence worked on my two B&O BM3 mics years ago.  He did great work and was very nice to talk to.

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Re: Clarence Kane: The Man Behind The Ribbon Mic
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2010, 01:25:54 am »
He has done several of my ribbons,  always perfect
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