imgNew York, NY (October 8, 2013)—AEA Ribbon Mics and Preamps has announced the N22 phantom-powered ribbon microphone, part of the company’s NUVO Series of ribbon mics. The first showing of this new mic will be at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City on October 18, and shipping will begin on October 21.

The AEA N22 microphone was designed for the singer/songwriter, reportedly providing a solid ribbon tone without the need for EQ in most applications.

AEA says the N22 allows for close-up miking without the boominess or pop-filters that other microphones create. It has an increased upper-midrange that is intended to make instruments cut through in a busy mix and to bring out critical sound characteristics of voices and string instruments.