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AEA Mic Becomes TV Star

The "How It's Made" series is showcasing AEA's R44CX ribbon microphone on Thursday, October 25 at 9PM on Discovery's Science Channel in the U.S.

Pasadena, CA (October 24, 2012)-The How It’s Made series is showcasing AEA’s R44CX ribbon microphone on Thursday, October 25 at 9PM on Discovery’s Science Channel in the U.S.

How It’s Made is a documentary television series showing how products are manufactured. It is broadcast on the Science Channel in the U.S., Discovery Channel in Canada and affiliated networks around the world.

The How It’s Made segment reveals the creation of a R44 microphone production from start to finish. The show will offer insights into interior details and production techniques. Starting with the frame and grille, it moves to the heart of microphone and the watchmaker’s art of installing and tuning the ribbon.

Audio Engineering Associates’ R44 series is designed to have the sound, feel and look of the 1936 RCA 44B and 1938 44BX. AEA began servicing those mics when RCA ceased production in 1976. When RCA parts were no longer available, AEA had to make them. By 1998, the company was making all the parts needed for the 44, which was initially custom built for Hollywood scoring engineers.

How It’s Made

Audio Engineering Associates