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SoundPure's Fletcher demonstrates with a pair of CharterOak 538Bs, how to mic a Leslie speaker - a technique showed to him by record producer Jimmy Miller (Rollings Stones, Motorhead, Traffic). This t...
SoundPure's Fletcher demonstrates with a pair of CharterOak 538Bs, how to mic a Leslie speaker - a technique showed to him by record producer Jimmy Miller (Rollings Stones, Motorhead, Traffic). This technique gives the organ that classic, old school sound that has a more open feel to it. The Charter Oak SA538 B microphones were paired with the LaChapell 992 EG preamp. This session features organ player Mark Wells, guitarist Jared Wofford, and drummer Devin Fuller. If you want to learn more about the gear used in this session, or if you have any questions concerning the gear or techniques used, don't hesitate to call the recording engineers here at Sound Pure Studios. 919.682.5552. or 888.528.9703.
The CharterOak SA538 and SA538B are compared in this demonstration of these two Charter Oak 538 Large diaphragm tube condenser microphones on Alto Saxophone and Baritone Sax. As a tube microphone, the...
The CharterOak SA538 and SA538B are compared in this demonstration of these two Charter Oak 538 Large diaphragm tube condenser microphones on Alto Saxophone and Baritone Sax. As a tube microphone, they possess some of that rich vintage-style warmth, but at the same time as a modern tube microphone, they also have a great deal of detail, open-sound, and air, which make them great not only for vocals, but also a fabulous instrument microphone. You get warmth, but also resonance, harmonics, and detail in a very musical and polished sound. See if you prefer the sound of the 538 or 538B, and be sure and check out our other video comparing these fabulous two microphones on vocals. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions that you might have, we can be reached anytime by calling us toll free 888.528.9703.
The Charter Oak SA538 A and B versions are in a microphone shootout on this vocal recording and overdub, on a simple unprocessed track where we first recorded an Acoustic Guitar using the Charter Oak ...
The Charter Oak SA538 A and B versions are in a microphone shootout on this vocal recording and overdub, on a simple unprocessed track where we first recorded an Acoustic Guitar using the Charter Oak E700's in a spaced stereo pair configuration. The Charter Oak Microphones are Modern Multipattern Tube Microphones with amazing clarity, detail, and three-dimensionality. CharterOak owner Mike Deming, recording engineer and producer, discusses his opinions of the two microphones with this particular vocalist on this particular track. Singer Songwriter Matt Douglas performance a sensational tune, and the Charter Oak Microphones do a spectacular job of capturing the sound. The entire line of Charter Oak Acoustic Products is available from Sound Pure, and we use these great sounding mics in our studio frequently. You can reach us toll free at 888-528-9703 with any question you have about these amazing microphones.
The Millennia NSEQ2 shares the same sensation EQ as the STT1 Origin Mic Preamp channel strip. In this demonstration we take you through the tube and transformer coloration capabilities, as we engage...
The Millennia NSEQ2 shares the same sensation EQ as the STT1 Origin Mic Preamp channel strip. In this demonstration we take you through the tube and transformer coloration capabilities, as we engage and disengage these on a Jazz Grand Piano recording. We then demonstrate the capability of the EQ in a surgical fashion, by taking out some offending frequencies in a Baritone Sax. Give us a call to discuss either of these powerful products from Millennia media that we rely on in our professional work here at Sound Pure Studios. Call us anytime, anywhere in the world at 919.682.5552.
The Millennia HV3 is known as a world class microphone preamplifier. The same great circuit design is used in a variety of Millennia preamps including the HV-3d (4 and 8 channell versions), the HV3c, ...
The Millennia HV3 is known as a world class microphone preamplifier. The same great circuit design is used in a variety of Millennia preamps including the HV-3d (4 and 8 channell versions), the HV3c, the HV3r Remote Controllable Mic Preamp with optional A/D conversion card, the Millennia STT1 Origin Channel Strip, and the TD-1 DI and Mic Pre. While Millennia Mic Preamps are definitive in the classical and jazz worlds, it is truly outstanding in all serious recording studio applications, where the sound company out of the microphone is just right, as-is. Visit our blog on the Millennia products, and be sure and check out our numerous other videos on the individual products in the line. Contact us with any questions, or to pick your next great mic preamp up- we can be reached toll free 888-528-9703.
The SA538B is a condenser microphone that employs two large, ultra-thin, side terminated gold diaphragms and a vacuum tube head amplifier using a selected low noise tube, and output transformer. As a result, the model SA538B has very low inherent noise and broad dynamic range. Its timbre is distinctive. Its rich and balanced sound makes it an ideal choice to ensure extremely high quality sound reproduction.
The high standard of quality and affordability of the CharterOak SA538B have been achieved through an extended period of research and development, including beta testing by a wide variety of end users.
The parts of the CharterOak SA538B are machined from solid brass and high quality electronic components are used throughout.
The process of creating a CharterOak SA538B Condenser Microphone is started by hand under the strict supervision of CharterOak personnel. Under that supervision the parts are quality checked and assembled at our facility in Connecticut.
The microphones are finished and the parts are quality checked a second time by experienced engineers. The process involves a seven (7) day burn in of the vacuum tube and no less than 1/2 hour spent with each microphone in a studio environment. Careful listening tests employ high quality microphone preamplifiers and high resolution monitoring systems. Quality checks on every component of each kit complete the process.
It is only after this exhaustive finishing and quality control process is complete, that an SA538B will be cleared for sale to the customer.
From the research and development to the delivery of every SA538B, it is this attention to detail that makes the SA538B truly unique in its class.
The microphone is delivered with a lifetime warranty on all parts and labor and easy access to factory technical support. Don't forget to ask for the mics in FREE matched pairs!
Acoustical Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
Diaphragm: Dual 1.07" 6 micron thick gold sputtered Mylar
Frequency Response: 25Hz-20kHz
Sensitivity: 12mV/Pa 0dB=1V/Pa@1kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8, and intermediate stages selectable from power supply
Impedance: < 200 Ohms
Recommended Load: > 200 Ohms
Equivalent Input Noise:20dB A weighted IEC651
Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 125dB for 0.5% total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz
Power Requirements: Custom supply 115V or 230V operation with IEC type 2 AC Cable
Connection between Mic & Power Supply: 7 pin XLR
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