PERCUSSION

"Thwack!" - "Crack!" - "Boom!"

A great percussion mic needs to capture the fastest of transient responses, as well as the rich fullness of a timpani or bass drum. Full-range response is as vital as speed here.

 
   BASIC
Serious sound at an affordable price.

The X1 D

"The X1 D is now my go-to outside kick mic. It's lovely and I use it every session. Everyone I've loaned one to has bought one."

- F. Reid Shippen, GRAMMY®-winning mix engineer / producer (Ingrid Michelson, Kenny Chesney) - sE Artist

 

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.

4400a

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

- Andy Hong, Tape Op (full review)

T2

"In summary, the T2 is a fantastic percussion mic...a percussionist with an array of instruments, or slap bass, all of these often need a mic that can be twisted, turned, and easily placed for the best capture of the natural performance."

- Alan Branch, Audio Media (full review)

 
● ● ●   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 RN17s are the perfect percussion and guitar mic. The extremely accurate and quick transient response is perfect for capturing all the nuances that come off of the guitar...our RN17s have been a god-send. They capture every transient perfectly."

- Sonicsmiths, Sound Design ('Mad Max: Fury Road', 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Inside Out') - sE Artist

 

APPLICATION GUIDE

 

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