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.
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!
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.
The sE Electronics Reflexion Filter acts as a portable vocal booth, attaching to the top of your mic stand to help prevent unwanted acoustic artefacts and keep your sound as neutral and uncoloured as possible.
Initially, sE Electronics announced a limited-time offer, whereby you could grab a Reflexion Filter and Dual Popshield absolutely FREE with selected sE Electronics microphones, which was scheduled to end on 31st July. However, the brilliant news for those that haven't already taken advantage of this offer is that it has now been extended until 31st August 2013* so there's still time to grab some freebies!
* Now extended to 31st October!
CLICK HERE to find out more about the Great Reflexion Filter Giveaway.
The Reflexion Filter essentially acts as a portable vocal booth, reducing unwanted acoustic artefacts such as sonic reflections from surfaces in the room. This allows you to achieve a dry recording, so that you can then process it as you desire to fit in with the rest of your mix. CLICK HERE to watch a video detailing why the Reflexion Filter is so successful and to find out more about the different versions of the Reflexion Filter.
Read on to find out which microphones are included in the giveaway. Offer ends on 31st July 2013*.
We're proud to announce that we are now an official Avantone dealer and we've already got plenty of stock of these brilliant microphones to buy right away! Avantone microphones, as well as looking the part in any studio, also sound superb and it's because of this that they have been adopted by a number of professional recording artists, from Taylor Swift to Robert Plant and many, many more. Avantone mics are used on vocals and various other instruments in professional studios all over the world. They have also been used in various number one hits and Grammy Award-winning productions so you can be confident that you're in good company with an Avantone microphones.
CLICK HERE to view our range of Avantone microphones.
Lewis Watson is an artist making a huge name for himself at an early age and if you have a keen interest in new music then you will almost certainly have heard his stuff! In this interview, his producer Joe Porter explains why the sE Electronics Gemini II played such an important role in the recording of Lewis' debut EP. He even bought the mic from us in the first place so thanks Joe!