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Ribbon Microphones

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  1. AEA R84 Ribbon Single

    MFR#: R84 Best Seller
    Multi-purpose ribbon microphone
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    $1,150.00

    $1,035.00
  2. beyerdynamic M 160

    MFR#: 100668 Best Seller
    Classic hypercardioid double ribbon microphone
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    $799.00

    $699.99
  3. Coles 4038 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: 4038 Best Seller
    Single 4038 including XLR-stand mount adapter and individual plastic case
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    $1,563.00

    $1,180.00 (You Save 25%)

  4. Coles 4038 Stereo Matched Pair

    MFR#: 4038 M/P Best Seller
    Stereo matched pair of 4038s including XLR-stand mount adapters and individual plastic cases
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    $2,795.00

    $2,360.00 (You Save 16%)

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  5. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2

    MFR#: Model 2 Best Seller
    Passive ribbon microphone - handmade in Detroit, MI
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    $1,195.00

    $999.00
  6. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2 (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: Model 2 Best Seller
    Passive ribbon microphone - handmade in Detroit, MI
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    $999.00

    $899.00 (You Save 11%)

  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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    $595.00

    $499.00
  8. Royer Labs R-121

    MFR#: R-121 Best Seller
    Dynamic ribbon microphone with figure-8 polar pattern - comes in beautiful wooden box
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    $1,395.00

    $1,295.00
  9. beyerdynamic M 160 Ribbon Microphone #20502 (Used)

    Hypercardioid double ribbon microphone
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    $525.00
  10. RCA 77-DX Ribbon Microphone #3363 (Vintage)

    Multi-pattern ribbon microphone
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    $2,495.00
  11. RCA 44BX Ribbon Microphone #4195 (Vintage)

    Bi-directional ribbon microphone
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    $3,195.00
  12. AEA R84 Matched Pair

    MFR#: R84 Matched Pair
    Matched pair of multipurpose ribbon microphones
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    $2,400.00

    $2,170.00
  13. AEA N22 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: N22
    Nuvo Series active ribbon microphone
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    $999.00

    $899.00
  14. AEA N22 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: N22 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit
    Stereo microphone kit - includes two AEA N22s, laser-engraved template bar, two custom Nuvo windscreens and carrying case
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    $1,980.00

    $1,584.00 (You Save 20%)

  15. Royer Labs R-122 MKII

    MFR#: R-122 MKII
    Phantom powered mono ribbon microphone with -15db pad and bass roll off switch
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    $1,995.00

    $1,850.00
  16. Neumann UM57 #5739 (Vintage)

    Inexpensive alternative to the grandaddy U47
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    $2,995.00

    $2,850.00 (You Save 5%)

  17. Mesanovic Microphones Model 2A

    MFR#: MODEL 2A
    Active ribbon microphone with extended frequency response
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    $1,435.00

    $1,199.00
  18. AEA N8 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit

    MFR#: N8 Stereo Mic Kit
    Stereo microphone kit - includes two AEA N8s, laser-engraved template bar, two custom Nuvo windscreens and carrying case
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    $2,645.00

    $2,380.00
  19. Coles 4038 - Stereo Matched Pair (Demo Deal)

    Stereo matched pair of 4038s including XLR-stand mount adapters and individual plastic cases
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    $2,795.00

    $2,525.00 (You Save 10%)

  20. 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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    $2,995.00

    $2,499.00
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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.