#RPQ500

AEA Sessions
AEA Sessions: Jay Som

Jay Som is the featured artist in one of our most unique AEA Sessions yet. Recorded entirely by the new supercardioid KU5A, Jay Som performs ‘Baybee’ from their 2017 album, ‘Everybody Works’.

Videos
AEA Sessions: Margaret Glaspy & Tyler Chester

Singer-songwriter, Margaret Glaspy, delivers potent vocal renditions of Sarah Siskind’s ‘I do’ with a KU5A on vocals and amps.

Artists
Kristian Nord / The Great Escape

“…I suspect there isn’t a sound an AEA can’t conquer. I won’t do a session without them.”

Videos
AEA Sessions: Short & Sweet
Tricks of the Trade
Your Ribbon Mic Deserves A Ribbon Preamp. Here’s Why.
Videos
AEA Sessions: Mike Mayo – If You Could See Me Now
Videos
Jack White Performs Acoustic in Fargo With Five KU4s
Preamps
RPQ500

The AEA RPQ500 preamp and EQ provides high-quality, high-gain, low-noise preamplification with a rich and musical sound that complements the natural tonality of your microphones.

Tricks of the Trade
How to Dial In the CurveShaper EQ
Videos
AEA Sessions: Kojiro Umezaki – Shakuhachi Solo
Artists
Manny Nieto / Health, Breeders

“The R84 is aces across the board with sound quality. Musically capturing exactly what I’m looking for and built like a tank!”

Artists
Justin Meldal-Johnsen / Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Air

“My N22 has turned out to be an incredible bass amp mic…to such an extent that I won’t record bass without it.”

Artists
Josh Block / Leon Bridges

“There are very few pieces of equipment that can handle the amount of tasks I put the KU5A up against. It handled all of them effortlessly with the perfect amount of clarity and enjoyable qualities. It’s a winner, hands down.”

Artists
Chris Koltay / War On Drugs, Deerhunter

“AEA mics are my first line of defense in the war against boring, sterile sounds. You will not find a finer example of the intersection of craftsmanship and sonic truth.”

Artists
Vance Powell / Jack White, The White Stripes, Chris Stapleton

“I’ve been using the R88 lately as a room mic out in front of the drums. I really like that a lot, it sounds really cool…”

Artists
Greg Curtis / The Bridge Recording

“What I like about the KU4s is that they are a rendition of the originals that leaves nothing to be desired.”

Videos
Jack White Performs “The Rose With The Broken Neck” Live at The Pink Garter Theatre
Artists
Jake Aron / Grizzly Bear, Jamie Lidell, Solange

“The RPQ500 has left me reaching for a ribbon over a dynamic mic every time I record guitars.”