Getting a great guitar tone is one thing, but capturing it - whether in the studio or on stage - is another matter entirely. If you’ve honed your sound to perfection, the last thing you want is for it to be compromised when it’s recorded, so getting the right microphone for the job is essential.
Fortunately, sE Electronics offers a range of mics that are perfect for guitarists, no matter what their instrument or requirements.
If you’re an acoustic player, check out the new sE8, a high-performance, handcrafted condenser mic that offers a perfectly-balanced sound. It’s also supremely quiet, and will deliver the natural tone that you’re looking for.
If you want to mic-up your guitar cab at a gig or in the studio, consider the acclaimed Voodoo VR1 passive ribbon mic, which will capture the bite and edge of your sound without muddying the highs. Used by the likes of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and LA producer and engineer Brad Wood, it’s the perfect solution.
Finally, if you want to isolate your guitar tone when you’re playing live - or in a particularly loud studio situation - there’s the guitarRF, which surrounds your mic and will ensure that your amp sounds just how you want it to. It gives you an effective way of reducing bleed, and is super simple to set up.
If you’re working to a tighter budget, remember that sE also has the affordable X1A and X1S condenser mics in its range, both of which deliver a sound that belies their lower price tags.
For advice on capturing the perfect guitar tone, check out the Focusrite Academy’s free guitar recording lessons online. These feature tips and tricks from producers and players, and there’s also a series of tutorial videos that showcase the qualities of sE Electronics’ microphones.