Hitchin, Herts., UK (June 9, 2011)–Grammy award-winning drummer Morgan Ågren has adopted sE Electronics microphones.
“I thought it would be an on-going process,” says Ågren, “but after trying the sE microphones, I soon stopped looking. The first thing I did was test the sound in my studio, so I put the sE mics up against my old mics.
“For overheads, I found that the sE4400 was clear and clean but not too sharp,” he continues, “and also never even close to distorting. Cymbals can be hard to record. They tend to eat up a lot, and they can sometimes sound hard, but my cymbals don’t sound hard, as the 4400 is the best sounding overhead mic I’ve tried in a long time. I was instantly happy with not only the way the cymbals sound, but also the rest of the kit. But it only sounded so good with the 4400s as the overheads–believe me, I compared them with some other mics and they won the game every time!”
Ågren combines his two sE4400 with two Gemini II that he uses as room mics.
“I’d normally go for more mics just to get more flexibility,” he explains, “but with just these four mics I’ve already got a great set-up and I’d recommend this combination to anyone wanting to record a great kit sound.”