Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone

2,343.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 72983

  • Ribbon Mic with Switchable Response Curves for Voice and Music
  • Patented Cloudlifter Circuitry with Ultra-Clean Characteristics
  • Handcrafted to 1930s Specifications with 21st Century Improvments
  • Requires +48/24V Phantom Power
  • Includes Cloud U1 Shockmount, Wood Case, Mic cover

Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Microphone

The Cloud 44-A Active Ribbon Mic revives the feel of the classic RCA Type 44 mic, and improves it for today's applications. The 44-A is unique; it's the only active ribbon mic with switchable voice/music response curves meaning perfection in the studio when recording both instrument and vocals. Unparalleled tone and clarity are achieved. It features Cloud's class-A Cloudlifter circuitry with its super-clean characteristics, ensuring you can capture the natural tone of whatever you're recording every single time. As well as all this, the Cloud 44-A is presented in a beautiful wooded carry case alongside a dust cover and a Cloud U1 Shockmount.

Product Ref: 72983

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Inside the 44-A, the ribbon itself remains unchanged from RCA's 1930s model, but the remaining features have all been re-engineered to bring it up to modern day standards, and push it beyong them. It really offers a sense of the past, but simultaneously provides a clarity and performance you need for today's most demanding and intricate recording tasks. Its Cloudlifter class-A circuitry means a perfect signal and a pristine, transparent gain, and also retains all natural tone when using long and unruly cables.

The 44-A's switchable vocal/instrument response curves combine what would have been two microphones into one, and doesn't compromise on the quality of either. Versatility was obviously a huge factor during the design of the mic. The 'voice' setting instantaneously reduces the low end booms and pops that would result from getting too close, and can also be used to eliminate bassy rumbles when recording instruments at a close proximity. The 'music' setting is for when you need to capture the whole range of frequencies, including right down to bass response, to perfectly replicate the sound of your instrument unlike most other microphones.


  • Figure 8 polar pattern, excellent 90° side null rejection
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to above 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 138 + dB SPL above 1 kHz
  • Output Sensitivity: -27 dBv/P
  • Phantom Powered Cloudlifter Class A, Discrete Circuity
  • Ribbon element dimensions: 0.19 inches wide, 2.35 inches long, 1.8 microns thick
  • New mount offers 180° range of motion
  • Internally shock mounted
  • Built in XLR connector
  • Handmade entirely in the USA


  • Polar pattern: Fig 8 with -31db null at 90°
  • Dimensions: 7.75" x 3" x 1.75"
  • Weight: 1.07lbs
  • Generating Element: 1.8 Micron Ribbon
  • Frequency Response: 20 HZ – > 20kHz
  • Output Sensitivity: -28 dBv/Pa
  • Max SPL: 136 dB > 1kHz
  • Out Impedance: 150 Ω
  • Recommended Load: 1kΩ or greater
  • Powering Type: +48v Phantom Power
  • Powering Alternative: +24v Phantom Power
  • Supply Current: 4mA
  • Connection Via: XLR
  • Filter Frequency: 80Hz
  • Supplied Accessories: Cloud U1 Shockmount, Wood Case, Mic cover