Cloud 44-A Makes its US Debut
New York City, NY –Cloud Microphones resurrects the spirit of the classic RCA Type 44 ribbon mic with the Cloud 44-A active ribbon microphone ($1899 MAP). Within the mic, the ribbon remains true to the original 44, handcrafted to the exact specifications first prescribed in the 1930s by RCA; however, everything else has been upgraded using state of the art materials, manufacturing processes and technology. Powered by Cloud’s award-winning ultra-clean Cloudlifter circuitry, the 44-A is an active ribbon mic with personality from the past plus all the robustness and clarity required for even the most demanding recording tasks.
The Cloud 44-A is the first (and only!) active ribbon microphone with switchable Voice/Music response curves, allowing fine control over proximity effect. The full range “Music” setting is the default for most applications, capturing nuanced source material with precise detail. Singers and VO artists can use the “Voice” setting to instantly tame plosives and undesirable low end associated with being close to the microphone, or for reducing intense low frequencies when using the mic to capture an instrument at close range where rumble or vibration noise may be present. Some vocalists and instrumentalists with higher ranges may prefer the fuller response that getting right up to the mic delivers, having the option of the proximity filter provides two distinct voicings, inviting the natural sound of a ribbon microphone to be used on a wide variety of new sources.
On display at Cloud Microphones’ stand (#3031), the Cloud 44-A ships with its own shock mount, and is available immediately.