A microphone is the first - and most important - part of your signal path.
No matter what you're recording, your microphone is capturing the movement of air. Tiny fluctuations in air density set the capsule's diaphragm in motion, creating the tiniest of electrical impulses, which are amplified by the microphone and sent down an XLR cable to your preamplifier - but it all starts with the capsule's diaphragm.
This simple fact is why at sE, all the condenser capsules and ribbons are designed in-house, and constructed & tuned by hand by the highly skilled technicians in our capsule rooms.
Building and tuning a capsule is a subtle, artistic process, and given the scale of the vibrations which they must perceive, this is the most vital element of the mic.
Whether your sE condenser or ribbon costs $2,000 or $200, we're hand-building it for you.
sE has the distinction of being the world's only microphone manufacturer to collaborate with Mr. Rupert Neve - arguably the most famous name in the history of recording equipment.
Today, sE Electronics is made up of specialized design, engineering and production teams, and has a global sales and marketing team across Europe and the USA.