sE Electronics Tube Condenser Microphones
A tube (or valve) microphone generates even harmonic distortion... that’s the kind of ‘good distortion’ that makes exciter/enhancers sound airy and ‘nice’, and gives a good tube mic a silky/sparkly top end. Combined with the gentle bass lift and slight HF roll-off associated with the use of tubes and, to many ears, you get the natural ‘warmth’ of a good tube mic which balances the harshness of many digital recording systems, which is one of the reasons for the popularity of tube microphones today.
If you can't decide whether to invest in a premium tube or FET (non-tube, or solid state) microphone, then consider the Tube and FET Dual Output sE Gemini 5, the world’s first and only mic capable of both Tube and FET output simultaneously.
When searching for the right sE Electronics tube condenser microphone (aka. tube capacitor / valve mic) for your recordings please do not hesitate to contact sE directly, your local distributor (if you are outside the UK) or your local sE dealer, and ask about our Free Loan Service.
If you are already a sE valve microphone user and wish to share your recording experiences via the sE Matrix - our interactive microphone applications guide - visit sE Matrix and join the sE community.