CYMBALS + OVERHEADS

Recording overheads isn't all high frequencies: a great cymbal or overhead mic hears the sparkle and wash of the crash and ride, but it also hears the full mids and deep lows produced by the rest of the kit - crucial to a huge-sounding drum mix.

 
   BASIC
Serious sound at an affordable price.

sE5

"The sound achieved was clear and accurate with transients handled well and a high-end presence...while the sound was quite loud, the pair are able to take high SPLs and handled it with no problem."

- Trevor Curwen, Future Music / Music Radar (full review)

X1 D

"Solid thump but also plenty of transient detail."

- Paul White, Sound On Sound (full review)

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

Voodoo VR1

"These ribbons are magic on overheads."

- Jack Douglas, Producer/Engineer (Aerosmith, John Lennon)

4400a

"For alt-J, I use the sE4400a on drums...the 4400a offers a nice picture of the entire drum kit, adding depth and clarity with smooth high frequencies."

- Lance Reynolds, FOH (alt-J) - sE Artist

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

The RN17

"The RN17 has become my desert island microphone. If there was one microphone I knew I could take with me that would get me out of trouble, it’s this...The clarity and the detail I get is wonderful, especially for one of the things I do a lot of, which is sampling - this is a perfect sampling microphone, because it has that reality that you need, with low noise, but it also has just a little bit of extra something."

- Simon Franglen, GRAMMY®-winning Composer / Producer / Musician ('Avatar', 'Titanic', 'Skyfall') - sE Artist

The RNR1

"The RNR1 is the next level in ribbon mic design; it's simply the most detailed sounding ribbon mic I’ve ever heard."

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

 

APPLICATION GUIDE

 

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