sE Electronics & Rupert Neve Designs Partner On New Signature Series Microphones
sE Electronics International has announced a partnership with Rupert Neve Designs to produce a brand new range of Rupert Neve signature series sE mics for debut sometime in 2008.
The first of several mics being readied for production in this new sE series will be a state-of-the-art active Ribbon mic with pro performance, provided by discrete circuits and purpose designed transformers by Neve. The capsule and manufacturing are being controlled by sE, whilst the electronics, and of course the transformer, are being taken care of by Rupert Neve.
sE claims that the combination of a custom designed transformer and circuits from the man who has become legend in the world of solid state electronics, and a microphone from Siwei Zou, will create a product will surpass everyoneâ€™s expectations of what recording excellence can be achieved with a Ribbon mic. (Some major chest-pounding going on here… —Ed.)
Following the release of the sE and Neve Ribbon will be a large diaphragm tube mic, and a solid state condenser. The first three mics will all share a common look which both gives a nod to retro whilst still driving forward with sEâ€™s modernistic industrial chic.
â€œI have worked for some time on the designs for a new range of microphones — the concepts of which are actually already being implemented in our own Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console â€“ namely utilizing Discrete Single-Sided Circuits and my custom designed transformers. This new approach to analog sound processing needs extreme care in its manufacture and meticulous alignment of the embedded discrete opamps and the delicate microphone elements and that’s why we chose to partner with sE,” Neve commented.
The new sE Neve Ribbon mic will bow at NAMM. More information on sE Electronics / Rupert Neve Microphones.