The iconic Melodium 42B ribbon microphone originally built by Charles Bouteleau and Émile Furn in Paris in the early 1940s, is back.

The Rebirth of a Legend

Rebuilt and optimised by the expert team at Kerwax, the 42Bn revives one of the biggest and most well-regarded ribbon microphones. Learn More ››

Melodium 42Bn Ribbon Microphone

The Melodium 42Bn

  • The largest ribbon microphone ever made, recreated for the 21st century.

  • Original magnet technology using 4 x AlNiCo 600 magnets, creating a closed magnetic loop that provides a warm, smooth, and organic sound, like the original one.

  • A vintage aesthetic combined with modern improvements designed with classic and modern studio needs in mind.

  • Designed and 100% handbuilt in France using ecologically sustainable practices and locally sourced parts.

  • Less than 1% plastic, 100% recyclable.

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