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sE Microphones for Shanghai's Opera Week

This fall marked a spectacular series of outdoor concerts for Shanghai's North Bund Opera Week, and sE microphones were utilized throughout. We recently caught up with Des O'Neill, the Opera Week's sound engineer, to hear what he had to say about the performances.


"In my previous experience across concerts and events, with a specialization in orchestral performances, I was not familiar with and had not considered using sE Electronics microphones to mic up an entire symphony orchestra - especially one that was performing outdoors, like the floating stage at North Bund in Shanghai."

"The opera and classical concerts had all the challenges commonly associated with outdoor concerts; including wind, ambient noise and moisture. The whole range of mics more than performed well for all three concerts."

"Zero wind noise was experienced through the orchestral microphones, which is a great result considering that over seventy microphones were used on stage and were open to the PA."

 
 

"The stand out microphone in the range was the RN17. The RN17’s were used on all the 1st and 2nd violins, and I was impressed with their performance. The RN17 has good off axis rejection, which greatly reduced spill and went a long way towards delivering a good orchestral high strings sound."

 

Live Sound, sE In The Studio, Events

CMJ Music Marathon 2015 at Paste Magazine Studios.

This week in New York City, Paste Magazine is hosting a series of CMJ Music Marathon showcase performances at their new studio, with vocals brought to you by sE Electronics.

Paste has been a beloved entertainment magazine for many years. This week, 20+ bands will provide intimate live-in-studio performances at their headquarters in Manhattan, and we're proud to have provided a Gemini II for lead and backing vocalists, as well as a matched pair of 4400a mics for guitar amps.

The walls of the studio itself are home to hundreds and hundreds of archival recordings that make up just a small percentage of the massive Wolfgang's Vault and Concert Vault archives, and they provide a beautiful backdrop for the artists recording there. 

 
 

Check out the Paste Magazine Instagram account for more photos, and stay tuned for video of all the live performances on their website!

 
 

sE On Tour, Live Sound

FOH Engineer Lance Reynolds On the Road with Alt-J

British Mercury Prize-winning U.K. band ∆ - better known as Alt-J - will return to the U.S. in December for a tour of the FM radio holiday shows along the West Coast and through the Midwest. Live sound and studio recording engineer Lance Reynolds, a Chicago native who works with the band whenever they tour North America, will once again be taking along a collection of microphones from sE Electronics.