Tag: Microphone

Last Week At The Winter 2012 NAMM Show…

Sonic Electronix was at the NAMM show, and here’s just a bit of what we saw:


Special 50th anniversary edition with stunning traditional urushi lacquer finish, hand-painted Japanese maple leaves, etched-on serial number, and carefully crafted wooden carrying case



Did you hear that guy say that those microphones were hand-painted with a mouse hair brush? How awesome is that?! Anyway, even beyond its aesthetic appeal, it’s quite an impressive microphone. It’s got a dual-diaphragm capsule, three switchable polar patterns and transformerless circuitry that almost completely eliminates low-frequency distortion.






ATH-M50s/LE : LIMITED EDITION Professional Studio Monitor Headphones (with straight cable)

Special 50th anniversary edition in silver-colored metallic finish


This pair of headphones, while not hand-painted with a mouse hair brush, is another pretty sweet offering from Audio-Technica for their 50th anniversary. They’re collapsible and include a carrying pouch for easy transportation, they boast a frequency response of 15 – 28,000 Hz (8,000 Hz above the range of human hearing – perfect if Fido wants to listen to his favorite doggie tunes on his next walk) and proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers with neodymium magnets. Worth every penny, if you ask me.


Keep an eye out for more Audio-Technica gear coming soon to your favorite audio gear e-tailer, Sonic Electronix!

This next video is of the amazing Reactable – an electronic instrument that uses numerous sound generation and manipulation modules to create music in a way that, as far as I know, is completely unique:

As stated in the video description, for those of us who don’t have the luxury to decide between buying a brand new car or buying an awesome new instrument such as The Reactable, there’s a delightful alternative: a Reactable app that’s available on both the Apple App Store and the Android Market. Check out http://www.reactable.com for more information.

Also, be sure to check out SonicTV on YouTube for more informative and fascinating videos of products to come!


Sennheiser: Sonic History


In 1945 Berlin shortly after the end of WWII DR. Fritz Sennheiser founded a small electronics company he called Laboratorium Wennebostal, often affectionately referred to as “Labor W,” the small half timbered house not far from “Checkpoint Charlie” Dr. Fritz Sennheiser
would grow from a meager manufacturer of testing equipment and measuring devices to one of the largest producers of professional and high end consumer audio products in the world.
In 1946 Per the request of the electronics company Siemens, Sennheiser designed their first microphone and supplied Siemens with the DM1. The following year Sennheiser released the much more sophisticated and commercially successful DM2. In 1949 the first noise compensating microphone the DM4 was developed as well as the DM3 where the sound port and transducer were separated coining the nickname the “Invisible Microphone”
Sennheiser HD650Sennheisers designs continued to innovate branching out into the manufacturing of amplifiers and more sophisticated microphones and in 1968 developed the worlds first open headphones the HD 414 which proved to be a smashing commercial success as the HD 414s prompting an adapted version by NASA and a license from a small Japanese company called Sony who would use the headphones for release with a revolutionary new device The Walkman.
In 1991 Sennheiser began distributing also family owned German company Neumann microphones bringing arguably the finest microphone manufacturer in the world into the Sennhieser family.
In the Years that follow Sennheiser has continued to innovate with the development of more and more sophisticated headphones and microphones and has now grown be the Juggernaut we know it today.
Now Sennheiser continues to innovate and produce some of the finest headphones on the market including the HD 650, the HD 25-1, and the HD 280s.
Sennheiser MKH 416
Today Sennhieser microphones are considered world class and are industry standard in all facets of professional audio production. The ENG100 series as well as the MKH 416 are considered industry standard for electronic news gathering, field audio production, location sound for professional video and film production, as well as post production and voice over work.
Few companies have impacted the technology of personal electronics or professional audio like Sennheiser and as they continue to innovate we here at Sonicelectronix are proud to bring these products to you.