Multi-instrumentalist Natasha Coffing explains about the REMIC V5200 microphone for Violin, in a non technical way.
Learn how to remic your violin, WORDS FROM NEW MEXICO, About Natasha. New Mexico.

By Natasha Coffing

So I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, and per usual, time got away from me, but here we go. This is especially for those people who have asked me about the REMIC MICROPHONES and how I like it. I love it!! I have been able to test it in a couple of different venues and the first live performance I was able to use it in was last weekend.

What I love about it
– When amplifying the sound of my fiddle using the REMIC, it keeps the most natural sound I’ve come across thus far in my experiences with pickups. Both in personal usage and listening to other’s playing. From what I understand, (I apologize in advance if I get this wrong) part of this is because it is a microphone vs an actual pickup, so the way it relates to the instrument is a bit different. I don’t know all the science behind it, but I do know it works, and it makes a difference!

So far I’ve really liked the balance in sound I’ve gotten just in plugging it straight in to the sound system without any equalizers.
– Everything is soft (aside from the XLR that you plug into the system). The wire is surrounded by cotton/cloth, so it won’t scratch or make any sound on the fiddle. (In case you happen to be someone who tends to move around). 🙂 And the mic itself is surrounded by foam and felt, so that won’t harm your instrument either.

– Because the mic is not attached to the violin, (it fits snugly either under the fingerboard or under the tailpiece) it’s perfect for people who have more uniquely built instruments and/or bridges (like myself). You don’t have to alter your instrument at all. The way it fits into the violin, as well, also helps keep everything out of the way while you’re playing.

– Because it’s all soft, it’s compact so you can fit and fold it into just about anywhere. Which is really helpful when you have a compact case with very limited room for travel.

REMIC V5200 microphone, mounted on Natasha Coffing’s violin.
Things to be aware of!
– The Remic is rather expensive, but I believe the quality you get in the make and sound is worth the price. Especially if you are going to be performing regularly. Even semi regularly. In this case, I absolutely believe the term “you get what you pay for” is true here.

– Need to remember it needs phantom power to work. I’ve forgotten a few times (okay, more than a few) and wondered why it wasn’t working, until I remembered what I was forgetting.

Thank you to Tomas Callister for introducing me to the REMIC and Thorkild Larsen for helping to make it possible for me to get it.
I’m really looking forward to experimenting more with it and using it in lots of different venues!

If you’re interested in learning more about the Remic Microphone, check out their website at!

Words from new mexico. Multi-instrumentalist Natasha Coffing explains about the REMIC V5200 microphone for Violin, in a non technical way.

About Natasha
Natasha Coffing is a multi-instrumentalist composing on the piano as well as the Celtic harp, but long ago, the fiddle became the instrument that felt most at home in her hands. Tasha’s aggressive and passionate playing style has become the centerpiece of the “Singing Pilgrims” signature sound.

SINGING PILGRIMS is an intergenerational trio performing Celtic, traditional and original music that is so much more than melody and rhythm.


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Use the coupon code new-mexico, which is valid for the rest of Maj 2017.

Best regards – The REMIC Team

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