The AEA sessions is a collaboration between filmmaker and recording engineer Alex Chaloff and AEA Microphones. The motivation behind this project is to pair highly stylized video with pristine audio to showcase some of the finest microphones and musicians in the world.
Alex Chaloff is the owner of Bucket's Moving Company, a creative studio that specializes in concert films, promotional videos, music videos and record production. His clients have included De La Soul, Jerry Lee Lewis, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer, Lee Konitz, Amanda Palmer, Kathy Mattea, Sarah Jarosz, Steve Gadd, Walt Disney Studios, Honda, Universal, Nonesuch, Blue Note records, and many others.
His work has been featured on NPR, The New York Times, LA Times, and CMT.
AEA Ribbon Mics & Preamps is a family-owned and operated business in beautiful Pasadena, California. Wes and his colleague, Bob Gerbracht, founded the company in 1964. Since then, AEA’s mission has always been to build professional tools that faithfully capture the essential aspects of exceptional recordings: true musicianship and a passion for performance. In 1976, when General Electric bought RCA and closed down its microphone division, AEA began servicing these legendary ribbon mics that Wes had learned so much about from friends like Wally Heider and Dick Knoppow. We reissued our favorite microphone, the iconic 44 ribbon mic, and have continued to make ribbon microphones in the RCA tradition to this day. We at AEA take sonic integrity seriously, and have even created preamps that are specially designed to meet the particular challenges of ribbon mics and bring out their full potential. Proudly independent, we manufacture all our products by hand right here in the USA.