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AEA R44CE - British Update Reviews

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  • from Pittsburgh, PA March 26, 2014Music Background:
    Musician, Recording Engineer

    Great Character

    This is a great ribbon mic with loads of character. I have many other ribbons including other AEA's and a Coles 4038, and this is probably my favorite overall. It just has something special that none of the others have, making instruments and vocals sound really huge, yet with an understated glossy sheen. It really sounds very classy, in a different way than the 4038. I wouldn't recommend it for a lot of modern pop music, but it's incredible for rootsy folk, rock, jazz, or blues. I particularly love it on vocals, acoustic instruments, and drums (FOK, room, or OH). Just be aware that you won't be doing a lot of close-micing with the R44, as it has a huge proximity effect (up to 6 feet I believe), so use it to your advantage with proper placement. Oh, and buy a heavy duty mic stand- it weighs more than my newborn son :)

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