ACOUSTIC GUITARS

From the guitar body's deepest resonance to the fast, sharp attack of your pick, an acoustic guitar mic needs to clearly capture a wide range of frequencies.

 
   BASIC
Serious sound at an affordable price.

The X1 D

"Solid thump but also plenty of transient detail...gives a great balance of lows and detail."

- Paul White, Sound On Sound (full review)

 

sE5

"The guitar I use is capable of a very rich, woody tonality, but at the same time outputs a very airy high end. The full spectrum of these sounds was captured by the sE5's in a way that no other mic I have used has done."

- Adam Lee, guitarist - sE Artist

 

 
● ●   ADVANCED
The next step up for clarity and performance.

4400a

"...just mount up an sE4400a and hit record." 

- Andy Hong, Tape Op (full review)

 

Voodoo VR2

"If you like the idea of a ribbon sound but find traditional ribbon mics a touch too dull, the Voodoos might just win you over."

- Paul White, Sound On Sound (full review)

 
● ● ●   PRO
The best sound that money can buy.

Gemini II

"The mic is an absolute pleasure - easily competes with mics at twice the price point. Really warm and rich, yet plenty of high end sparkle. While some folks might consider it primarily a vocal mic, I've had some of my best results on acoustic instruments. It really captures mandolin and small bodied guitar nuances quite accurately."

- Bennett Dean Lewis, Guitarist (of Montreal, Lera Lynn) - sE Artist

 

The RN17

"The RN17 is my new favorite small diaphragm condenser mic. It's incredibly detailed in the higher frequencies and has a weight in the lower mids that was traditionally compromised in pencil mics. I love it on acoustic guitar, piano, strings, percussion, and as a room mic on any source."

- John O'Mahony, Mixer / Producer (Vance Joy, Sarah Bareilles, Coldplay, Metric)  - sE Artist

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDE

 

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