sE On Tour

sE On Tour

A Very Unusual Use of The DM1 DYNAMITE

Though the DM1 DYNAMITE was designed to provide a +28dB boost of discrete Class-A gain for all your passive microphones, that's not the ONLY use for it.

Watch this video to see how Arpad Sayko, FOH Engineer for Chris Stapleton, implements a DM1 DYNAMITE Active Inline Mic Preamp to fix a gain staging problem within his vocal signal path.

During a rehearsal at Clair Brothers for a 2019 Stapleton tour, Arpad noticed that he was getting very low gain when inserting an outboard channel strip (for dynamic EQ) into Chris’ vocal insert path. This caused a “pretty unacceptable” increase in noise floor, and the outboard unit’s threshold was set far too low - and input / output gains set far too high - for proper operation.

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Rather than giving up, Chris decided to insert a DM1 Dynamite (“with wonderful packaging, by the way!”) between the console and the channel strip. After some clever thinking and Y-splitter cable arrangement, “I now have a healthier gain structure, I’m in the ‘sweet spot’ of the piece of gear, the noise floor is squashed - and as a result, I get a better situation, I’m not maxing out my gain…results have been good!”

sE On Tour

sE On Tour with Alejandro Escovedo

Over the last few years sE’s been showing up on more and more stages worldwide, and we were just sent some photos from a recent Alejandro Escovedo show in Austin, TX - check them out!

He’s been using the V7 on vocals, the VR2 ribbon on electric guitar, the V KICK on floor tom, and the sE4400a Stereo Pair for drum OHs.

(Big thanks to Josh Thomas for the photos.)

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sE On Tour with Chris Stapleton

"...and we have a good time (and laughs!) on the Stapleton Tour, all year long!"

Arpad Sayko, FOH Engineer for Chris Stapleton, gives us a rundown of the sE gear in their touring rig.

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The V7 MC1: the world’s new favorite vocal mic?

Big Sean singing into the V7 MC1 in 2018.

Big Sean singing into the V7 MC1 in 2018.

We introduced the V7 dynamic mic in 2016, followed shortly by the V7 MC1 wireless capsule for Shure® systems. Since then, we’ve been immensely proud to see our V Series dynamics adopted by many of the world’s most accomplished FOH engineers and their amazing artists.

"It’s a breath of fresh air to have a mic that is not only a dynamic capsule with great rejection, but to also have a very smooth high mid response with a nice airy top end makes it a force to be reckoned with. It also responds very well to cupping, which is helpful in keeping a more consistent vocal tone. I am a huge fan of the V7!”

- Drew Thornton, FOH / Mix Engineer (Billie Eilish)
Billie Eilish singing into the V7 MC1 in 2018.

Billie Eilish singing into the V7 MC1 in 2018.

Artist love the V7 MC1 because it delivers a natural, crystal-clear sound quality that lets their audience hear them the way they want to be heard, but their engineers love it because its amazing off-axis rejection makes their job so much easier.

"We took a listen, did a comparison, and that was an awesome thing. It rejected better, it sounded more like Justin’s voice when we handed it over to him, and it’s just making it a lot easier on us - in front of PAs especially, because these days your artist is in front of the system quite a bit, and it just makes our job a lot easier…we just really love the capsule, it’s been great."

- Andy Meyer, FOH Engineer (Justin Timberlake)
 
We’ve spotted the V7 and V7 MC1 on stage with dozens of artists that we love, but here’s a list of a few that you might recognize…
 

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

STEVIE WONDER

BILLIE EILISH

COMMON

IN FLAMES

FLEET FOXES

CHRIS STAPLETON

CARDI B

KEITH URBAN

DREAM THEATER

THOMAS RHETT

SHERYL CROW

BIG SEAN

KENNY CHESNEY

SANTIGOLD

RUSSELL DICKERSON

YUQUAN

ANDRA DAY

MIDLAND

NICK CARTER

DODIE

TESSA VIOLET

FLOGGING MOLLY

3TEETH

BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

GUSTER

BEHEMOTH

BILLY GIBBONS

BRIAN MCKNIGHT

and many more.