Your chance to win sE’s Premium Tube Condenser: The RNT Mic Giveaway!

What better way to celebrate sE Electronic reaching 50,000 Facebook followers and Amy Lee (lead singer-songwriter and pianist of  Evanescence) joining sE’s stable of artists than by giving away her preferred mic?

The highly-acclaimed RNT Tube mic could be yours simply by entering the competition before 11:59 pm December 8th 2020 (Pacific Time). After entering, you’ll be presented with other options to gain more entries to increase your chances of being the lucky winner!

Winners announced by email and socials on 12/11/2020. A link to the full terms and conditions is available on the competition entry page.

“My most essential piece of gear … the RNT is my go-to microphone. It sounds FANTASTIC!”

Amy Lee, Evanescence

Evanescence: the fusion of heavy rock, epic orchestrations with angelic vocals that defined a decade!

Evanescence’s 2003 landmark debut album Fallen spent 43 weeks on the Billboard Top 10 selling more than 17 million copies worldwide. Their Debut single and global hit “Bring Me to Life,” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as marking their first U.K. #1 hit single.

The equally popular “My Immortal” peaked at #7 in the U.S. and U.K.

Evanescence lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist Troy McLawhorn, and guitarist Jen Majura went down both very new and familiar paths for their fourth and most ambitious release to date, Synthesis, in 2017. The symphonic effort scored four Billboard #1s, debuting atop the Independent, Alternative, Rock, and Classical Album Charts. Evanescence launched their worldwide “Synthesis Live” tour in October 2017, combining their intense live performances and timeless songwriting with a powerful live orchestra.

In the year 2020, Evanescence announced their new album The Bitter Truth, their first album of all-new material in nearly a decade. Being released incrementally, this latest album released incrementally promises fans more of the heavy, vocal-driven, and expertly-arranged rock for which they are known for. “Use My Voice” follows the critically acclaimed singles “Wasted on You,” and “The Game is Over” as the third song and video to be released early from the forthcoming The Bitter Truth.

The RNT: Premium Multi-Pattern Tube Condensor mic from sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs®

The RNT is the third microphone in the collaboration between sE Electronics and Rupert Neve Designs, founded by the legendary audio designer Mr. Rupert Neve. Much like the RNR1 Active Ribbon and RN17 Small-Diaphragm Condenser, the RNT is something truly special, developed over several years of careful listening and measurement by Mr. Rupert Neve, Mr. Siwei Zou, and the engineering teams from both Rupert Neve Designs and sE Electronics. This new flagship tube microphone brings the larger-than-life sounds of classic studio microphones into the modern age with greater depth and clarity than ever before.

The RNT utilizes fully discrete, Class-A electronics throughout both of its active stages. The first stage is tube-based, with a hand-selected, low-noise ECC82 tube within the microphone chassis, and implementing a custom-built Rupert Neve Designs output transformer.

A tube has a lot of qualities which are very desirable, and it has a particular quality of sound to it.

If you get the size of the diaphragm of the microphone right, and you get the frequency response and the directional properties, and all the myriad of other qualities right, it is symbiotic with the tube’s performance.

Mr. Rupert Neve

The second stage is within the floor box, which controls polar pattern, filter and gain switching and is also coupled with a second custom-made Rupert Neve Designs output transformer. This second stage is built around the same custom op-amps used in Rupert Neve Designs’ flagship 5088 recording console, known worldwide for its unrivalled transparency and headroom.

The Class-A electronics and switchable gain ensure a massive dynamic range, with high sound pressure level (SPL) handling capability and extremely low-noise components, and the switchable low-cut filters eliminate rumble or footfall noise, and can also compensate for an excess of bass frequencies caused by the proximity effect.

This enables the RNT to close-mic many instruments including electric guitar speaker cabinets, brass instruments and drums.

Lastly, the 9-position polar pattern switch allows for omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight pickup patterns (plus several positions in between each) for precise tailoring of the balance between direct and ambient sound when recording with the RNT.

Click here to learn more about how the RNT will benefit your studio!