Merritt Island, FL - USA
"I’m a longtime sE mic user. I first started using the sE R1 & RT1-Ribbon Tube Microphone when they came out along with the Reflexion Filter years ago. They're fantastic on electric guitar amps, capturing really smooth overtones. I just produced a release for Cleopatra Records entitled 'Smooth Jazz Café' and used the VR1 on all of the guitar and horn melodies/solos. The way it sounds in the room is what you get on tape - no mushy, foggy-sounding tracks. The Voodoo reveals the real tone from fingers to guitar to amp to final mix!"
"Tips? Yes: read my book “Recording Techniques of the Guitar Masters” - but really, you don’t need a super expensive microphone to record guitar. This is why I think sE is a great choice for the home guys. I prefer ribbon mics for guitars and highly recommend tracking through a good pre amp, especially if you are recording into the coldness of digital. Make sure you play back the guitar tone you are recording before dedicating it to the song. Always try to find that sweet spot on the amp speaker. You may have to move the mic around a few times...EQ is one of those things that can be overused during mix-down."
VR1 - "The way it sounds in the room is what you get on tape - no mushy, foggy-sounding tracks. The Voodoo reveals the real tone from fingers to guitar to amp to final mix."