ORCHESTRA + STRINGS

Stringed instrument and orchestra mics require one thing above all else - faithfulness. They must be faithful to the clarity and warmth of these amazing live instruments, and reproduce their sound (and the room around them) as purely as possible.

 
   BASIC
Serious sound at an affordable price.

The X1

"The sE X1 has a more open quality, seems less colored and has a top end that you would normally associate with microphones about 5 times the price."

- Russ Hughes, Pro Tools Expert (full review)

sE5

"...they would also be ideal used as more ambient overhead mics for a drum kit or for angling strategically into an acoustic piano, or even at several string players to capture a natural sound."

- Hollin Jones, AskAudio Magazine (full review)

 

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

Voodoo VR2

"The VR mics immediately reveal their extended HF range, especially when placed alongside other ribbon mics. In fact they would stand out less in among a set of condensers." 

- Robbie Stamp, Future Music / Music Radar (full review)

Z5600a II

"Not a session goes by that I don't find a use for this versatile microphone."

- John Richardson, drummer (Gin Blossoms, Eddie Money, Will Hoge, Badfinger) - sE Artist

 

 

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

Gemini II

"I used the thing on several orchestral elements at Sony scoring and it was outstanding on everything. It's the best tympani mic I've ever used, and I typically use well-maintained 47s or 49s. Really great."

- Chris Fogel, Scoring Engineer ('The Wolf of Wall Street', 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty', 'Old School') - sE Artist

 

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."

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

 

APPLICATION GUIDE

 

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