The X1 is one of the most popular microphones SE Electronics have ever produced, due to its impressive versatility and incredible recording quality across a wide range of instruments. The pack has everything you need to get recording quickly and with minimum fuss.
The rugged and ready design features a hand-built, large-diaphragm, fixed-cardioid capsule, with FET (Field Effect Transistor) transformerless electronics with a 10dB pad and low-cut bass filter. The grille is made out of toughened steel to give you total reassurance when handling the mic. The new rubberised black paint has been carefully applied to give a supportive feel in the hand, whilst lending itself well to during recordings due its noise damping abilities.
The large-diaphragm design makes the X1 a fantastic vocal mic, thanks to its linear frequency response. The timbre of both male and female singers is captured beautifully, allowing an appropriate amount of headroom in the upper frequency range to give a sweetly rounded quality. The X1 brings out the unique character of acoustic instruments - e.g. acoustic guitars - offering a subtle high-end sparkle, gentle mid-range warmth and low end with lots of depth.
The max SPL of 140dB will put you at ease when recording directly in front of amplifiers and percussive instruments. Whether pointed directly at the source, offset or distance miked, you can rest assured that the X1 will perform exquisitely every time.
The vocal pack comes with an SE Shock Mount, which has been carefully designed to protect the microphone capsule from unwanted shock and vibrations that could affect the integrity of the microphone and/or recording. There is even a slot for the included SE Pop Shield, which is an absolute gem when recording vocals, successfully removing unwanted pops and clicks. The metal design means that this will last much longer than its fabric-based siblings. Completing the pack is a professional mic cable that is 3 metres long and shielded to reduce signal interference.
The SE Electronics X1 Vocal pack is a complete package for those looking to get on with recording straight out of the box. All you need to do is setup and you're good to go. The range of applications that the X1 can easily master is impressive, but the affordability of this incredible package beats it hands down. Welcome to your new favourite vocal recording partner.