The Devil Is In the Details
This microphone is the El Diablo of ribbon microphones. No seriously, the “ED” in the Shure KSM353ED exactly means that. Similar to the KSM313NE, this is a re-branding of the acquired Crowley and Tripp El Diablo. This ribbon microphone is fully symmetrical meaning the frequency response (30Hz-15kHz) is the same on both sides of the mic (bi-directional). Billy Bush, the engineer for the band Garbage, really got some great results from using this mic that didn’t sound like, well, garbage.