sEssions: Round Top & The sE / Rupert Neve Signature Series

Thomas Burritt (marimba) and James Dick (piano) rehearse a selection from David Gillingham's Concerto for Piano and Percussion Orchestra (2003) at the Round Top Festival Institute in Round Top, Texas.

Recorded using sE / Rupert Neve Signature Series microphones through a Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8 (mic preamps and A/D conversion) connected directly to a laptop.


Marimba: (2) RNR1
Piano: (2) RN17
Hall: (2) RNT

Concerto for Piano and Percussion (2003)
David Gillingham - II: Elegy (arr. Kazuomi Motoike)

Majestic Reflection Marimba

Thomas Burritt Signature Marimba Mallets by Innovative Percussion

Steinway Pianos


Rupert Neve Designs

Special thanks to:
Jeff Hepp, Charlie Kramsky, Jake Waters


sE In The Studio

SoundBites: Drum Kit

A drum improvisation featuring the following microphones, recorded through Rupert Neve Designs 5052 mic preamps with minimal processing.

Snare: V7
Kick: T2
Room: RNT + RNR1
Overheads: RN17 Stereo Pair



sEssions: Esplanade Studios & The Rupert Neve Signature Series Microphones

Hear a supergroup of New Orleans musicians perform the classic 1947 track 'Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans' live at Esplanade Studios, featuring the following sE microphones:

Vocals: RNT
Upright Bass: RNR1 + RN17
Rhodes: VR2 Stereo Pair

Overheads: RN17 Stereo Pair
Snare: V7
Kick: T2
Drum room: RNT + RNR1


Hear the full mix and a clip of the isolated vocals below, which were recorded with the sE Rupert Neve RNT through a Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052 mic preamp - make sure to download both to hear the full-resolution files.


Bonus: here's a drum solo recorded that same day:



Vocals: Roderick Harper Muhammad
Bass: Roland Guerin
Rhodes: John Jones
Drums: Geoff Clapp
Engineered and mixed by Misha Kachkachishvili

Special thanks to Esplanade Studios



sEssions: Asger Thomsen Quartet

Hear the Asger Thomsen Quartet perform a jazz improvisation live at Grapehouse Studios, featuring the following sE microphones:

Piano: sE4400a Stereo Pair
Upright Bass (close): RN17
Upright Bass (outside): Z5600a II
Tenor Saxophone: RNR1

Overheads: sE8 Stereo Pair
Snare: V7 X
Kick: T2


Sound: Frederik Brandt Jakobsen
Video: Morten Krogh