sE Electronic is one of the largest manufacturers of microphones in the world today. Founded in 2000 by Siwei Zou, a classical musician and designer, sE Electronic started when Zou moved to San Francisco on a visiting scholarship to California State University and received numerous microphones from colleague back in Shanghai for his recordings. He started to make recommendation regarding their design and sE Electronic was born. Since then, sE Electronic has grown into a global brand and has its own dedicated factory in Shanghai which makes components solely for its microphones. sE Electronic prides itself on the quality of its microphones and having a dedicated facility and highly trained staff ensures quality control is at its highest.
Among the collection of microphones produced by sE Electronic, the se2200a II and se4400a are two of the most notable. These large diaphragm condensers are multi-award winning due to their smooth and present sound, their typically sE Electronic quality build and feel and the price point that makes no sense when you hear the richness and depth of their output. There are many similarities to be drawn between the se4400a and the legendary AKG C414. The X1 and Magneto have helped sE Electronic secure their hold on the budget microphone market by providing the same quality and a lot of the same features found on more expensive microphones but with a very low price. There is also a ribbon microphone in the X1 series called the X1 R and this joins the sE Electronic Voodoo and the RNR1, which was created in collaboration with Rupert Neve, to make up the sE Electronic ribbon microphone range.
In addition to microphones, sE Electronic has also pioneered a series of personal acoustic treatment solutions in the form of Reflexion Filters. These ultra-portable, easy-to-use acoustic panels attach to your microphone stand and their curved shape and multiple layers of absorptive and dispersive materials reduce the energy emitted from the source once it passes the microphone and reduces the amount returning to the microphone capsule after bouncing off walls. It is essentially a portable vocal both. The leader of this pack is the sE Electronic SPACE which has a huge 10 layer system including bass trap pillars, punched aluminium diffusors and tension aluminium foil membrane diffusors.
sE Electronic microphones and reflexion filters are high quality, beautifully built and sound incredible, a must have for the recording enthusiast.