SE Electronics has announced the GM10 - a microphone that clamps to the body of an acoustic guitar and eliminates any changes in tonal quality due to the guitar player changing position. Here are all the details in their own wordsâ€¦
Another worldâ€™s first from the cutting edge of mic development, the brand new Guitar mic. This innovative design has been put together to solve an age old problem in recording acoustic guitars. When studio recording using condensers, there has always (until now!) been a trade off between getting a clinical take and getting a good performance, because any movement off axis when recording drastically alters the captured â€˜soundâ€™. The sE Guitar Mic solves this problem elegantly, with three major innovations:
The GM10 not only allows the user to perform freely while getting perfect takes, it also saves huge amounts of time in setting up takes, as the mic is permanently set in the correct position, so the user does not have to spend minutes before each take getting the â€˜right soundâ€™ again. The mic and assembly ship together in a Black Aluminium flight case.
- The design incorporates a simple but effective clamp mechanism which holds the body of the mic in place close to the guitar. The capsule is separated from the pre amp along an extension arm which allows the user to position the capsule over any area of the sound box.
- The capsule has a built in shock mount (patent pending) which further helps to effectively isolate the diaphragm from any mechanical noise from the guitar.
- The capsule itself is the worldâ€™s smallest gold sputtered mylar type. It sounds like a large diaphragm condenser, but has incredibly good transient response, and itâ€™s diminutive size means itâ€™s easy to position and unobtrusive.
Pricing and Availability:
The GM10 is shipping in June 2007 and retails at â‚¬407 ex vat