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The Sontronics® SATURN is a hugely versatile, incredible sounding condenser microphone with five polar patterns. Since its launch in 2010, SATURN has become an indispensable all-rounder for any studio.
Developed with the help of top producers and musicians, including the legendary Flood and Alan Moulder, SATURN has been designed to give perfectly detailed, refined results, no matter what source you put it in front of.
SATURN began life as a simple vocal microphone, but during early tests with producer Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails, The Foals, Editors) who was trying out the mic with everything around the studio, it became clear that SATURN had the potential to outperform many other mics on plenty more sources.
The final incarnation of SATURN that you see today has five polar patterns – the regular omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-of-eight plus the extra subcardioid and hypercardioid – plus variable attenuation (0, -10dB, -20dB) and filter (linear, 75Hz, 125Hz) controls for total flexibility.
The combination of all these controls lends the SATURN enormous versatility and therefore the ability to give fantastic results on vocals, spoken word, guitars, brass, woodwind, strings, piano, drums, ethnic instruments, ensembles, overhead, room miking… the list goes on!
The retro-styled SATURN, whose design was inspired by classic vocal mics of the 1940s and ’50s, really does set a new standard in high-grade audio reproduction and flexible microphone performance. It captures all sources accurately and sympathetically, and its realistic, natural results will sit almost invisibly in any mix (digital or analogue), allowing you to be creative in the mix or leave it real. The only limit to SATURN is your imagination!
The SATURN comes with a unique shockmount, designed to isolate the mic from any noise or vibrations that might be transmitted through the mcirophone stand. The mic is supplied with its shockmount in a sturdy aluminium flightcase.
SATURN HIGHLIGHTS • five-pattern condenser microphone • road-tested by producers Flood and Alan Moulder • 3-stage pad and filter controls • unusually warm valve-like sound • detailed, natural results that sit perfectly in the mix • unique Sontronics® shockmount • LIFETIME WARRANTY RECOMMENDED FOR… • vocals (sung and spoken) • backing & group vocals • acoustic guitar & guitar amps • solo strings, woodwind & brass • instrument ensembles & full band • percussion, solo drums & drumkit • overhead & room miking • foley & sound effects • stage & video production SATURN SPECIFICATIONS Polar patterns: Omnidirectional, subcardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-of-eight Filter: Linear, 75Hz, 125Hz Pad: 0, -10dB, -20dB Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz Sensitivity: 20mV/Pa -32dB ±1dB (0dB = 1V/Pa @ 1,000Hz) Impedance: ≤200 Ohms Equivalent noise level: 14dB (A-weighted) Max SPL (for 0.5% THD @ 1kHz): 130dB Power: Phantom power 48V required Connector: 3-pin XLR Weight: 673g (1176g with shockmount) Dimensions: 164 x 50 x 32mm Comes with: shockmount, flightcase
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