Live Drum Mics & Guitar Rigs With sE
Live Drum Mics & Guitar Rigs With sE
Simply take aim and fire for great tone.
There's a huge number of engineers, producers and artists using sE Electronics in their recording equipment. From home recording setups to professional studios all sE mics benefit from hand manufacturing of capsules and rigorous QA, coming in at a range of price points to suit different budgets. Check out our guides to who's using sE in the studio and how you can get pro results yourself.
Pro Drum Microphones Touring With Linkin Park
"We're using an sE4; it's the first condenser microphone that I've able to use on the snare drum and not have the capsule collapse, and also have it survive over time. It has to handle 132 dB of snare drum for two hours every single day. And it sounds amazing. I think some of that is due to the way that our drummer plays. He does a lot of almost jazz stuff in between snare hits that's really super nuance-y, so you can't gate the snare drum because you won't pick it all up. That was what we liked about the sE4—it captures all of those nuances and yet survives getting clobbered." Says Linkin Park FOH engineer Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten.
He's also a big fan of the VR1 ribbon microphones on guitar using them in combination with speaker DI's to get the proper sound of speaker moving some air around. Ken feels lucky to work with Linkin Park and have the budget to work with the gear he needs to make everything sound spectacular at every venue. That's why he uses sE Electronics and has told his mates to do the same...
Eddie Mapp Paramore FOH Engineer Using Voodoo Ribbon VR1 On Guitar
Having spoken to his pal Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten (above) about using the VR1's Eddie was convinced to try them on guitar combined with IRF2 Instrument Reflexion Filters. As more and more audiences demand a huge, studio quality sound at gigs sE Electronics deliver equipment that is high end, tough but still affordable enough to stock up for a tour.
"Each of the three guitar players has a clean guitar rig and a distorted guitar rig; I've got the VR1's on the distorted cabinets as well as Taylor's clean amp"
The Voodoos go all the way down in terms of frequency and Eddie loves to drop out the high pass on the guitars for dive bombs and get a colossal wall of sound. While the Reflection Filter minimises early reflections in smaller venues and makes sure everything stays dry before it goes out into huge ambient arenas.
sE Electronics Your Favourite New Guitar Mic?
sE are being used by some of the biggest names playing the heaviest music including Linkin Park, Black Sabbath and Queens Of The Stone Age. Naturally these guys are pretty picky about their guitar tone and want every nuance of their playing to come across. The Voodoo VR1 in particular is cropping up everywhere, with a slim profile and incredible ribbon sound it's quickly becoming a new standard for guitars on stage...
...and they're pretty sweet as drum mics too. Here's Jack Douglas using them as overheads, recording the multi-platinum album 'Music from Another Dimension!' for Aerosmith
“These ribbons are magic on overheads, I guess that’s why they’re called Voodoo - here is where I like them!” - Aerosmith Producer Jack Douglas
Classic Rock Guitar With Whitesnake
"I wish I had discovered them sooner. The VR1 is my favourite and looks cool as hell in front of a Marshall stack!" - Whitesnake Engineer Doug Kimball
Huge Metal Stacks With Black Sabbath Engineer Greg Price
I love the sound of this group of microphones on guitars. The right mic for that certain guitar player’s amp is in this group. You really just need to set them up and give them a listen.” The sE T2 proved to be the perfect mic for Iommi. “I’m looking for a mid-range texture that the T2 gives me on guitar,” says Price.
“I want that really punchy mid-range for guitar,” he elaborates. “I believe you set the right mic for the right guitar amp and you don’t need EQ or anything else; just bring the fader up and—bam—you have amazing guitar.
The sE Voodoo VR1 Ribbon Mic On Tour With Queens Of The Stone Age
Now even better value the RF-X makes the Reflexion Filter design affordable to an even greater range of musicians and home recordists. sE have also made it light and easier to use, the RF-X just clamps right on to the mic stand. The four layer acoustic filter design helps dampen reflections while also introducing very little of the colouration sometimes…
The Voodoo Ribbons from sE are new for 2010 and mark a new era for Ribbon mic technology – until now the only Ribbon mic in the world to perform across 20Hz-20KHz was our own Rupert Neve collaboration, the RNR1, critically acclaimed as the best Ribbon mic in the world. This was achieved using state of the art transformers and…
sE Electronics 4400a Condenser Microphone with four polar patterns - a truly versatile all-rounder. The sE Electronics 4400a inherits its dual capsule's design from the highly succesful sE2200a. With 4 polar patterns (Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Figure of 8 and Omni), 2 bass cuts at 60Hz and 120Hz, and 2 pads at 10 and 20dB, this mic does a good job in…
sE Electronics sE2200a II Cardioid Features 2012 update and replacement to the sE2200 condenser mic Cardioid pattern 1" gold sputtered diaphragm Black rubberised paint finish Pad switch Frequency response: 20 Hz-20KHz Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 k ohm: 20 mV/PA Impedance: 200 Ohms Equivalent Noise Level: 16dBA Max SPL for THD 0.5%:135dB Supply Voltage: Phantom power 48V±4V Connector…
Above all though, this excellent mic has won its praise on delivering superb vocal recordings, with natural warmth and incredible detail. This beautiful mic, comes in a wooden presentation case, cradled in a full aluminium flight case with a large shock-mount and a brand new brushed Aluminium PSU with pattern switching and cables. sE Electronics Z5600A MKII Specifications:…
The SE Electronics sE4 is basically a remodelled sE3, designed to sound and perform exactly the same, and with very similar styling, but with one key new feature. The chassis of the SE Electronics sE4 has been re-engineered to accept 2 additional interchangeable capsules, a Hypercardioid and an Omni. The sE4 has been renamed, despite its similarity to the existing…
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