Live Sound, Events

The sE8 at EMM (Electronic Music Midwest)

We were recently sent some photos of a number of sE8 small-diaphragm condensers in use at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL USA at Electronic Music Midwest, an electroacoustic and art / electronic music festival co-organized by Kansas City Kansas Community College and Lewis University.

“The mics were used to either amplify acoustic instruments in the theater performance space, or to pick up instrument sounds for real-time computer processing during the three days and nine concerts. The mics sounded (and looked) great, and contributed to the fact that the invited composers, their performers, and audience had nothing but good things to say about the sound during the 3 day event!”

“The sE8’s smooth frequency response and warm sound meant minimal EQ was needed to capture natural sounding acoustic instruments, and minimized feedback problems so we could get the gain we needed even with the mics set up in front of the main L R and C speakers of the 8.1 surround sound speaker system, as it is set up for this event in that venue.”

Dr. Ian Corbett
Professor of Audio Engineering & Music Technology
Kansas City Kansas Community College

Here are some photos taken during soundcheck:

New Products

New DM1 DYNAMITE Inline Preamp, New sE7 Small Diaphragm Condenser

New York, NY, USA – New for this year’s AES Show in New York City, sE Electronics is proud to announce two new products: the DM1 DYNAMITE, a slim, high-performance inline preamp that provides a consistent +28dB of gain for dynamic or passive ribbon microphones; and the sE7, a new affordable small-diaphragm condenser microphone that is also available as a Matched Stereo Pair.

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The DM1 DYNAMITE is an active inline preamp intended to be inserted between a dynamic or passive ribbon microphone and a microphone preamplifier. The DM1 provides +28dB of discrete class-A gain, and offers nearly half the noise, significantly lower output impedance, and much more consistent gain than any other inline mic preamp on the market, thanks to its specially-selected high-grade components and dedicated output buffer amplifier. According to sE, “The DM1 DYNAMITE is the perfect way to boost the signal from a passive mic for studio, podcasting, or on-stage use. It also reduces the microphone’s output impedance to minimize the likelihood of interference, drive long cable runs, and provide significantly improved level in your signal path - without adding noise or coloration.”

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The sE7 is a high-quality back-electret small-diaphragm condenser microphone intended for a wide range of studio and live applications with acoustic guitars, pianos, drums, and more. “With an optimized acoustic design, discrete class-A circuitry, versatile attenuation and low-cut switches and a transformerless output, it delivers clear, natural sound quality at all frequencies for any instrument, without suffering from ‘fizzy’ highs or lack of low-frequency punch.” An sE7 Matched Stereo Pair is also available, with microphones individually matched at the factory to provide the best possible stereo imaging.

The DM1 is now available worldwide with an MSRP of $129 USD. The sE7 (MSRP $129) and sE7 Stereo Pair (MSRP $259 USD) are also available now. The sE7 includes a mic clip, thread adapter and wind screen, while the sE7 Stereo Pair includes two of each.

For more on the new DM1 DYNAMITE and sE7 from sE Electronics, please visit: http://seelectronics.com