We've got some absolutely insane deals on the sE Electronics Gemini 5 Tube/FET large diaphragm condenser microphone at the moment! Up until extremely recently, this microphone was selling for £749... but now you can grab it for just £549 while stocks last!
The sE Electronics sE X1 is an ideal large diaphragm condenser microphone for home studio owners on a budget. It provides a way of capturing professional-sounding takes for less than £100, and sounds great when used to record vocals, acoustic instruments and percussion.
It's that time of year again, with the National Association of Music Merchants show due to take place in California, from 23rd to 26th January. As always, NAMM showcases a plethora of new and exciting products, so we've decided to create a rolling story, which we will update as and when new gear is announced.
This is the place to be if you want a comprehensive round-up of all the new NAMM gear for 2014, so check below for information and videos on the most exciting releases. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to view a list of new products in our online shop.
As part of our 10th anniversary celebrations, we're giving away some awesome prizes every Monday before Christmas. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is 'like' one or more of our dedicated department Facebook pages and we'll be selecting one or more winners at random each week. For full information on our 10th anniversary competitions, including a list of prizes, CLICK HERE.
Anyway, today was our second round of draws for each of our departmental Facebook pages, so read on to find out if you're a winner...
We're pleased to announce our first set of competition winners for our 10th anniversary celebrations! We've got a shed load of prizes to give away and will be drawing more winners every Monday before Christmas. Entering is easy, so if you would like to put yourself in with a chance of winning in one of our future prize draws, please CLICK HERE for full details, plus terms and conditions.
However, for now, cue the drum roll because here are our first lot of winners...
Grand Chapel Studios, built within the walls of a 150 year old Methodist Chapel in central Bedfordshire, opened its doors in April this year. Since opening, it has seen a horde of talented artists come through its doors, including Theo Jackson, Lotte Mullan and Natty.
Whilst at the studio, Natty performed a live version of his track 'Steal Away', which was recorded using a Gemini II dual valve condenser microphone, an sE Rupert Neve RNR1 ribbon mic and sE4 condenser microphone. Check it out in the video below!
Greg Price is the go-to front of house engineer for many top bands and artists. He's currently working with Black Sabbath on their massive world tour and in this short interview, Greg explains why he loves sE Electronics mics and why he has chosen the T2 to capture Tony Iommi's guitar rig.
Earlier this year, Frontline Producer released their 'Ultimate Drums' sample pack, which brings together a selection of loops and samples for use in a variety of different genres. However, as you've probably already guessed, the samples included in this pack were captured almost exclusively with sE Electronics microphones; more specifically a pair of sE1as, a pair of sE4s, an sE 2200a, a pair of sE4400as and an sE Rupert Neve RNR1 ribbon mic.
CLICK HERE to read the full interview and learn a little about what the microphones were used for.
If you've not taken advantage of sE Electronics' superb Reflexion Filter and pop shield deals yet then you're in luck, because this deal (last announced as finishing on 31st August 2013) has now been extended until 31st October 2013!
This great deal allows you to grab free Reflexion Filters and pop shields with selected microphones, which will help improve your recordings.
As well as being a rock-solid interface for Mac computers with pristine converters and preamps, the new Apogee Duet is now also compatible with iPads. This means that if you often find yourself working with iPad apps for recording and production work, you can be sure that your interface is providing you with detailed, low noise, professional studio-quality audio. It also now features USB MIDI for hooking up to MIDI devices such as a controller keyboard.
Check out the short video below, explaining how the new Apogee One, Duet and Quartet are all now iPad compatible. Remember that if you don't use an iPad, each still works with a Mac computer, providing tight integration and super-clean audio.