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Can your studio use some new additions to the stale, tired mic locker you’re currently using? Here’s a chance for two winners to score a trio of great new mics from Sterling, and to add some new variety to their studio’s sound palette. Up for grabs are the ST170 active ribbon mic, the ST 169 tube mic and the ST155 large-diaphragm condenser mic. Each mic has its own unique characteristics and applications, and we want to see how YOU can use them creatively on some new tracks.
The two winners will chronicle their behind-the-scenes usage of the new mics through video and social media, as they incorporate them into their studio sessions. They will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Performer. Cool, huh!
The Sterling Audio ST170 Active Ribbon Microphone brings a highly detailed, vintage-style tone to any recording environment with an ideal voicing for electric and acoustic guitars, drums, vocals and overhead/room. The active phantom powered design gives you the optimal output level to hit the tonal sweet spot of mic preamps, as well as ample ability to handle extra loud sources like guitar amps and drums. Its rich presence and warm bottom allow your mixes to come together quickly without heavy EQ. Includes SM5 metal shock mount and sturdy aluminum carry case. Requires phantom power.▼ Article continues below ▼
The Sterling Audio ST169 Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone is the professional choice for sheer recording versatility — providing a warm, articulate and detailed sound with extreme volume handling. A combination of new and traditional technology yields a full frequency response and quick transient response without sacrificing authentic tube warmth and tone. The included SM8 premium metal band-suspension shock mount, aluminum carry case, and low noise power supply fill out the package, complementing the ST169’s rugged construction and forward visual design.
With a switchable high-pass filter and attenuation pad, the Sterling Audio ST155 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone provides additional versatility in the recording studio. Its 1″ large-diaphragm design delivers richly detailed and articulate sound along with incredible smoothness and warmth, while its hand-assembled capsule and custom-wound transformer make it a standout in its class. Includes an SM8 premium metal, band-suspension shock mount and custom padded carry case that complement the ST155’s rugged construction and visual style.