Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon Microphones

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  1. AEA R84 Ribbon Single

    MFR#: R84 Best Seller
    Multi-purpose ribbon microphone featuring a warm, smooth and detailed classic ribbon sound
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    $1,150.00

    $1,035.00
  2. AEA R84 Matched Pair

    MFR#: R84 Matched Pair
    Matched pair of multi-purpose ribbon microphones featuring a warm, smooth and detailed classic ribbon sound
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    $2,400.00

    $2,170.00
  3. 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
  4. 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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    $1,444.00

    $1,299.00
  5. AEA A440 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: A440
    Finally, a high performance phantom-powered Big Ribbon
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    $5,800.00

    $5,220.00
  6. AEA R44C

    MFR#: R44C
    Bi-directional long ribbon microphone
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    $4,200.00

    $3,780.00
  7. AEA R88 mk2 Microphone

    MFR#: R88
    Stereo ribbon microphone for Blumlein/MS
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    $1,995.00

    $1,795.00
  8. AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R92
    Large geometry studio ribbon microphone
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    $850.00

    $765.00
  9. AEA KU4

    MFR#: KU4
    Unidirectional ribbon microphone based on the classic RCA KU3A
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    $4,840.00

    $4,356.00
  10. AEA R44CE Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R44CE
    Ribbon microphone with XLR cable and protective case
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    $2,800.00

    $2,520.00
  11. AEA N22 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: N22
    Nuvo Series active ribbon microphone
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    $999.00

    $899.00
  12. AEA N8 Phantom-powered Ribbon Mic

    MFR#: N8
    Ribbon microphone with phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
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    $1,220.00

    $1,098.00
  13. AEA N22 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit

    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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    $2,200.00

    $1,980.00
  14. AEA R44CXE - British Update, High Output

    MFR#: R44CXE
    Higher output version, of the AEA R44CE bi-directional long ribbon microphone - includes XLR cable and protective case
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    $3,300.00

    $2,970.00
  15. AEA R44CX

    MFR#: R44CX
    The faithful reproduction of the iconic RCA 44
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    $4,700.00

    $4,230.00

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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.