AEA R88mk2 Stereo Ribbon Microphone
The R88 effortlessly records
complex sources like drums, strings, piano, and other instruments that
produce intricate transients, harsher highs, and bellowing lows.
The stereo R88 captures a space as it sounds live and in person, with
all the present subtlety and nuance. Its expansive frequency response
and balanced low end make it superbly effective when capturing the full
breadth of sound from the back of a room or above a drum set.
Alongside the mono AEA N8,
it boasts the widest frequency range of any mic in the AEA lineup and
effortlessly manages more complex source audio like drums, strings,
piano, and other instruments that produce intricate transients, harsher
highs, and bellowing lows. The Blumlein
configuration of the ribbons allows for a sweeping range of
perspective, so an entire ensemble and room can be captured by the R88
The R88mk2 is the engineer’s secret weapon, offering a
level of detail and balance in recording like no other microphone
available. Packaged in a sleek, five-pound black shell designed for
quick setup, it’s an excellent choice for remote recording.
Particularly well suited for the rock, roots, classical, Americana
and jazz genres, the R88mk2 has such versatility that engineers like
John Cuniberti use it as their one mic
to capture an entire band performing live in the same room. There is a
reason that legendary Blackbird Studios in Nashville owns five R88s.
AEA R88mk Mic Features:
- Features two Big Ribbons™ in a fixed Blumlein and mid-side configuration
- Astonishingly open and natural sound
- Far-field ribbon mic designed to retain low end and top end at a distance
- Stereo version of the AEA N8
- Made in the U.S.A.