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Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon Microphones

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  1. AEA R84 Ribbon Single

    Best Seller
    MFR#: R84
    Multi-purpose ribbon microphone featuring a warm, smooth and detailed classic ribbon sound
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,099.00
    or $31/month for 36 months**
  2. AEA KU5A Supercardioid Ribbon Microphone

    New!
    MFR#: KU5A
    End-address unidirectional ribbon with supercardioid pattern and high-pass filter
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    More On the Way!
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $999.00
    or $28/month for 36 months**
  3. beyerdynamic M 160

    Best Seller
    MFR#: 100668
    Classic hypercardioid double ribbon microphone
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $799.00

    $699.99
    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  4. Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone

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    MFR#: 4038
    Single 4038 including XLR-stand mount adapter and individual plastic case
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,365.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  5. Coles 4038 Stereo Matched Pair

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    MFR#: 4038 M/P
    Stereo matched pair of 4038s including XLR-stand mount adapters and individual plastic cases
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    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $2,730.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  6. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

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    MFR#: Model 2
    Passive ribbon microphone - handmade in Detroit, MI
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    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,195.00

    $999.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  7. Royer Labs R-10

    MFR#: R-10
    Hand-built microphone with an R-121 ribbon element and custom designed transformer
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $595.00

    $499.00
    or $14/month for 36 months**
  8. Royer Labs R-121

    MFR#: R-121
    Dynamic ribbon microphone with figure-8 polar pattern - comes in beautiful wooden box
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    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an extra year to the manufacturer's warranty, giving you a full 2-years coverage - for free!Free 2-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,395.00

    $1,295.00
    or $36/month for 36 months**
  9. Royer Labs R-121 Ribbon Microphone #4003 (Used)

    Latest Arrival
    Bi-directional ribbon microphone
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    Serviced to Order
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $995.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  10. Royer Labs SF-12 Ribbon Microphone (Demo Deal)

    Stereo Coincident Dynamic Ribbon Microphone
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    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,895.00

    $2,460.75 (You Save 15%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  11. Neumann UM57 #5739 (Vintage)

    Inexpensive alternative to the grandaddy U47
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    Ships within 2 business days
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • This pre-owned item has been rigorously tested and serviced by our tech shop and comes with a free 1-year warranty.Free 1-Year Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    • Prior to shipment, this item will undergo our multi-point inspection, servicing and quality control process by our industry-leading tech shop.Free VK Premium Servicing
    $2,895.00
    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  12. Ocean Way Audio RM1-B

    MFR#: RM1-B
    Reimagined bi-directional ribbon recording microphone with ultra-low noise and true high-fidelity sound
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $3,250.00

    $2,600.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  13. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2S

    MFR#: Model 2S
    Stereo ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,150.00

    $1,799.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  14. Royer Labs R-122 MKII

    MFR#: R-122 MKll
    Phantom powered mono ribbon microphone with -15db pad and bass roll off switch
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,995.00

    $1,850.00
    or $52/month for 36 months**
  15. Ocean Way Audio RM1-B (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: RM1-B
    Reimagined bi-directional ribbon recording microphone with ultra-low noise and true high-fidelity sound
    More Info
    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,600.00

    $2,080.00 (You Save 20%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  16. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2AS

    MFR#: Model 2AS
    Active ribbon microphone with extended frequency response and custom designed resonator plates providing an incredibly extended, detailed, and 3D like response
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $2,995.00

    $2,499.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  17. Cascade Microphones FAT HEAD Stereo Pair - Brown/Gold

    MFR#: 980-G-A
    Stereo of pair of ribbon mics with Blumlein stereo bar - brown
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $449.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  18. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2A

    MFR#: MODEL 2A
    Active ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support

    $1,435.00

    $1,199.00
    No interest if paid in full within 12 months
  19. AEA R84A Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R84A
    Phantom-powered version of the R84 with a toroidal transformer and JFET electronics and 12 dB more sensitivity
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    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $1,349.00
    or $38/month for 36 months**
  20. AEA R84 Matched Pair

    MFR#: R84 MP
    Matched pair of multi-purpose ribbon microphones featuring a warm, smooth and detailed classic ribbon sound
    More Info
    In Stock
    Item is in stock and will ship the next business day.
    • Free shipping to the lower 48 states for online orders of $99 and up.Free Shipping (USA)
    • We add an additional year of coverage for additional peace of mind.Free Extended Warranty
    • If you don’t love it in the first 30 days, just contact us for a return authorization.30-Day Easy Return
    • Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is here to support you before, during and after your purchase.Free Tech Support
    $2,298.00
    or $64/month for 36 months**
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Ribbon Microphones offer exquisite attention to detail, without any harshness that sometimes comes from other microphones. Ribbons are a perfect choice when you want a specific instrument to sound warm and full in the track, without too much presence in the higher frequencies. This makes Ribbon Microphones ideal for miking acoustic guitars, miking banjo, miking ukulele, miking mandolin, or as overhead drum microphones. Models like the Royer 121, Cole 4038, and beyerdynamic m160 are in just about every pro recording studio's mic locker.

Ribbon Microphones tend to be much softer, warmer, and darker sounding than a condenser microphone, making them the perfect choice for an instrument with a lot of attack, such as Drums, Banjo, or Mandolin. Ribbons can take more EQ than a condenser without sounding brittle, so if more presence is needed at the end of the recording, use a plug-in or hardware EQ such as a Neve 1073 or API 550a to add in some top end.

Classic tones such as John Bonham’s huge drum sound, and Jimi Hendrix electric guitar were captured using Beyerdynamic m160 ribbon microphones.

Ribbon mics typically come in a figure-8 polar pattern. Use two of them together to easily achieve the Blumlein miking technique. Use them on drum overheads to capture a wide, warm representation of the cymbals and toms, but also capture ambiance of the room you are tracking in.