Innovation Founded By Legacy
Quality ribbon microphones and preamps that reflect your sound the way you hear it
When you purchase an AEA microphone, you connect with the proud history and exciting future of the world’s finest ribbon mics. At the heart of all our products is a promise to deliver creative tools of the highest quality and craftsmanship possible, a promise inherited from our predecessor, RCA. Our team sets out to craft ribbon microphones that authentically capture the sound that resonates most with the modern musician and engineer, an honest sound. Made from the highest quality components in America, our line of ribbon microphones and preamps meets the diverse needs of artists in virtually any studio and live sound environment.Our Story
The Last 20 Years of the AEA R44
What is the Big Ribbon Sound?
R44C vs A440: What’s the Difference?
How To Choose the Right Ribbon Microphone for the Job
The AEA Sessions
AEA’s own recording series featuring our favorite artists.
Made in the USA
All our microphones are handcrafted in the United States of America
Our MissionMission Mission
Selecting the right mic is like selecting an instrument, and your microphone is a true extension of your instrument. For over 20 years, AEA’s goal has been to create the best microphones and preamps to bring the imaginations of musicians and engineers to life.
Adam Granduciel / The War On Drugs
“The N8’s and the N22’s have become pretty much the standard for both the band’s touring set up and day to day recording in my studio.”
Ali Shaheed Muhammad / A Tribe Called Quest
“This [KU4] will be a permanent part of my drum rig, so much that I’m considering buying a second KU4 to move around the studio for other applications.”
Chris Taylor / Grizzly Bear
“The R44 through the RPQ2 is one of my favorite chains lately. It sounds absolutely incredible…”
Jeff Tweedy / Wilco
“I love the AEA N22. We’ve used it on almost every electric guitar track I’ve recorded since getting that mic…”
Josh Block / Leon Bridges
“The KU4 is honest, exactly where it needs to be while retaining a euphoric quality that’s hard to replicate with anything else.”
Steve Albini / Nirvana, Pixies, Breeders
“Whatever, these mics are terrific and I like them a lot.”