Cloud Microphones introduced the 44 Passive Ribbon Microphone at NAMM 2022

14. June 2022| Cloud Microphones

Cloud Microphones, makers of the Cloudlifter Mic Activator, expands their microphone line with a new passive version of their popular model 44-A, resurrecting the sound and spirit of the iconic RCA Type 44 ribbon mic. The ribbon motor design 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. Featuring a gorgeous all-black “midnight” finish, the new passive Cloud 44 faithfully channels the sought-after personality and heritage from the past while incorporating all the robustness and clarity required for today’s most demanding recording tasks. In order to provide as much flexibility as possible, each Cloud 44 ships with its own Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator in a matching “midnight edition” black finish, providing the option of instantly converting the 44 to an active ribbon whenever desired. A shock mount is also included. 

The Cloud 44 Passive will be available in Q3 2022.

Cloud 44 NAMM NEWS 2022 Video:


  • Figure 8 polar pattern, excellent side null rejection
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to above 20 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 138 + dB SPL above 1 kHz
  • Output Sensitivity: -28 dBv/Pa
  • Output Impedance (in Ohms): 150 ohms​
  • Ribbon dimensions: .19″ wide, 2.35″ long, 1.8 microns thick
  • New mount offers 180 degree range of motion
  • Internally shock mounted
  • 2 year ribbon warranty
  • Free limited lifetime warranty on all other parts
  • Handmade entirely in the USA​
  • Recommended Load (in Ohms): 1kohm or greater
  • Supply Current: 4mA
  • Filter Frequency: 80Hz
  • Accessories: cover
  • Weight: 0,5kg
  • Dimensions (L/W/H): 19,7cm x 7,7cm x 4,5cm