Ribbon Microphones

Ribbon Microphones

List Grid

Set Descending Direction
18 Items
  1. AEA R84 Ribbon Single

    Best Seller
    MFR#: R84
    Multi-purpose ribbon microphone 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
    $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
    More Info
    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. AEA R84A Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R84A
    Phantom-powered version of the R84 with a toroidal transformer and JFET electronics and 12 dB more sensitivity
    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
    $1,349.00
    or $38/month for 36 months**
  4. 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**
  5. AEA N22 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: N22
    Nuvo Series active ribbon microphone
    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
    $899.00
    or $25/month for 36 months**
  6. AEA R84A Ribbon Microphone (Demo Deal)

    MFR#: R84A
    Phantom-powered version of the R84 with a toroidal transformer and JFET electronics and 12 dB more sensitivity
    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

    $1,299.00

    $1,169.00 (You Save 10%)

    No interest if paid in full within 6 months
  7. AEA N8 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit

    MFR#: N8 Stereo Kit
    Stereo microphone kit - includes two AEA N8s, laser-engraved template bar, two custom Nuvo windscreens and carrying case
    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
    $2,399.00
    or $67/month for 36 months**
  8. AEA A440 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: A440
    Finally, a high performance phantom-powered Big Ribbon
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $5,799.00
    or $162/month for 36 months**
  9. AEA R44C

    MFR#: R44C
    Bi-directional long ribbon microphone
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $3,999.00
    or $112/month for 36 months**
  10. AEA R88 mk2 Microphone

    Best Seller
    MFR#: R88mk2
    Stereo ribbon microphone for Blumlein/MS
    More Info
    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
    $1,999.00
    or $56/month for 36 months**
  11. AEA R92 Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R92
    Large geometry studio ribbon microphone
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    or $23/month for 36 months**
  12. AEA KU4

    MFR#: KU4
    Unidirectional ribbon microphone based on the classic RCA KU3A
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $4,999.00
    or $139/month for 36 months**
  13. AEA R44CE Ribbon Microphone

    MFR#: R44CE
    Ribbon microphone with XLR cable and protective case
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $2,799.00
    or $78/month for 36 months**
  14. AEA N8 Phantom-powered Ribbon Mic

    MFR#: N8
    Ribbon microphone with phantom powered electronics for optimal performance with any preamp
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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**
  15. AEA N22 Nuvo Stereo Mic Kit

    MFR#: N22 Stereo Kit
    Stereo microphone kit - includes two AEA N22s, laser-engraved template bar, two custom Nuvo windscreens and carrying case
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $1,999.00
    or $56/month for 36 months**
  16. 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
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $3,299.00
    or $92/month for 36 months**
  17. AEA R44CX

    MFR#: R44CX
    The faithful reproduction of the iconic RCA 44
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $4,499.00
    or $125/month for 36 months**
  18. AEA R44C Matched Pair

    MFR#: R44C MP
    Bi-directional long ribbon microphone - matched pair
    More Info
    Ships directly from AEA
    • 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
    $8,098.00
    or $225/month for 36 months**

List Grid

Set Descending Direction
18 Items

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.