The SE Electronics SE1000 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for home studio owners. I've only used the microphone inside of the recording studio, so this review will be on this type of application. I would imagine that most will be using it for this application anyway as this isn't suited for any other type of use. The mic has a standard cardioid polar pick up pattern and will pick up frequencies between 20 Hz and 20 KHz. The mic doesn't have a pad or anything like that...
I only used the SE Electronics SE1000 one time about a year or so ago. I used it to record lead vocals on a demo for another artist, not myself, as was engineering rather than performing. This is a mic on the lower end of the spectrum, but has a nice sound for something of this price. It's diaphragm is nice and large, holding the capsule steadily and sturdily. This mic can be found under a few different brands, as it is indeed one of the Chinese made microphones that has floated around under different titles. It is also one of the better microphones of this type that I have heard, and is made well for a mic of this kind as well. This isn't to say that this is the best sounding or manufactured mic by a long shot, but when considering the price, you'll take what you get here for sure. I wouldn't recommend this mic to anyone other than a home studio owner, as it isn't up to par for professionals. SE Electronics certainly has some better microphones on the market, but many of them are not in this price range. For true budget mic seekers, I'd encourage you to check out the SE Electronics SE1000 for sure as I think you'll agree with me when I say it is a good bang for your buck type of deal...
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twisteroftwister's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
What kind of microphone? (Song, sound, mixed ..) Micro plolyvalent really for studio, we do what we want
What technology? (Electret, condenser ...) condenser microphone condenser PS: no suspension will be delivered but this is explained because they have added a detachable clip on the same micro. Very strong indeed!
How long have you use it? For a while
What is so special that you like most and least? The more, the micro accurately captures the texture of your voice, you do what you want without getting a breath! The least, very slight wheezing
Have you tried many other models before buying it? Yes, m audio luna nova and a nice little micro nova, but no comparison with the SE electronics since the nova remains well below. The Luna has been a disaster for me! If you are in home studio run away! This one will capture even the pet of a fly, in fact far too sensitive!
How would you rate the quality / price? Excellent. For the home studio being afraid to get too much noise surrounding the SE is perfect for electronics focuses on what he has before him. Judge for yourself: