The Sterling ST170 Active Ribbon Microphone brings a highly detailed, vintage-style tone to any recording environment with an ideal voicing for electric and acoustic guitars, drums, vocals and overhead/room. The active phantom powered design gives you the optimal output level to hit the tonal sweet spot of mic preamps, as well as ample ability to handle extra loud sources like guitar amps and drums. Its rich presence and warm bottom allow your mixes to come together quickly without heavy EQ. Includes SM5 metal shock mount and sturdy aluminum carry case. Requires phantom power.
The Sterling ST59 multi-pattern professional recording microphone raises the standard for acoustic capture of vocals and instruments. Based on an ultra-thin 3-micron gold evaporated Mylar® diaphragm, the ST59 also features a Disk ResonatorTM that naturally extends high frequency response. Combined with Class-A FET circuitry, the Sterling ST59 provides incredible smoothness, detail and articulation for a wide variety of recordings.
Certain vintage and modern German mics are lusted after for their ability to produce full-bodied vocals with a unique sheen that has come to be known as "air." Of course they also come with a throat-clogging price tag (and that's just the modern ones, vintage market prices bring you closer to cardiac arrest). However, Sterling Audio has found a way to bring you that vintage FET sound without the mind-numbing price tag ” the Sterling ST77 large-diaphragm condenser. Sterling designed the ST77 condenser mic around a Class-A discrete FET mic amp specially chosen to match its cardioid, large diaphragm capsule. The capsule itself has been sized and tuned to provide a silky and airy top end with a full, warm mid-range reminiscent of vintage microphones. Hand-selected internal components create a sound that flatters vocals and instruments. Requires phantom power.
TB-1 Tea Ball Microphone
Introducing the model TB-1 Tea Ball Microphone by ZVEX Effects, designed for specialty use on stage and in the studio. The special circuitry of the TB-1 causes it to reject sound from sources that are further than an inch or so away from the grille. This allows the mic to be placed on stage in a loud environment and plugged directly into a guitar amp that's turned up to a level that would cause any normal microphone to squeal furiously. In the studio when recording a guide vocal track in a live recording room, the TB-1 will reject the amplifiers and drums. This way the guide vocal can be used for rough mixes without fear of hearing other instruments or room ambience loudly in the background. Why is it called the Tea Ball Microphone? It's actually built inside a stainless steel tea ball, the kind of device used to make a hot mug of goodness from a tin of loose tea. The clip that holds the tea ball shut is used to open it up to change two CR2032 batteries. These have a life of about 100 hours and presently cost less than $10 for 20 units on Amazon (Sony CR2032). The mesh on the tea ball will never chip your teeth like an SM58 because it's quite springy. That's important because the best sound from this mic comes from putting your mouth right up against it. The entire mic disassembles easily by unplugging the electronics and lifting out the internal foam windscreen which can be washed in soapy water. Be sure to dry it before reassembling. The mesh ball is suspended inside a thick copper hoop using three springs for a look like something from the early part of last century. The TB-1's output level is similar to that of a guitar. It has a 1/4" female jack that runs smoothly parallel to the microphone stand. The mic is powered up by being plugged in and turned on with a switch on the back. When the mic is unplugged, the battery will not drain no matter which position the power switch is in. When the mic is live, an LED gently glows near the switch, visible from FOH so that the sound engineer can be sure it's working. Enjoy!
SCX1 Drum Microphone
The SCX1 is a professional studio cardioid condenser microphone designed for a wide variety of recording, broadcast and live sound applications. Known for its high sensitivity, pin-point accuracy, low profile and consistency, the SCX1 is also available with hypercardioid (model SCX1HC) or omni-directional (model SCX1O) capsules.With a smooth uniform frequency response from 40 Hz - 20 kHz, the SCX1 is very consistent when responding to on and off-axis signals, and exhibits excellent phase coherence and minimal proximity effect. The SCX1 is characterized with a wide cardioid polar pattern; this, coupled with the high output and sensitivity of the microphone, makes the SCX1 an ideal choice for miking overhead, drums, instruments, room ambience, orchestral sections, stringed instruments, piano, vibes and sound effects. The SCX1HC condenser microphone is a number one choice for miking hi-hat both live and in the studio.Other features include a 21 mm gold vapor capsule, miniaturized electronics and an extremely small footprint. The SCX1 will handle sound pressure levels of 130 dB and will provide up to 20 dB of ambient noise rejection. In addition to acoustic instruments, the SCX1 is an excellent choice for group vocals, speech or Foley work. The SCX1HC has become a popular choice for interior dialogue boom pole miking. It has a precision machined brass body, interchangeable capsules, black multi-layer class â€˜A' liquid finish and gold plated XLR connector. The SCX1 studio condenser microphone is manufactured to exacting standards and tight tolerances.