Steve Albini / Nirvana, Pixies, Breeders

“I’ve used these mics in all the applications where I normally use ribbon mics, guitar cabinets, drum overheads, room mics for drum kit, violin, and metal percussion. The high end is particularly nice and seems extended more than I would have expected.

I use the proximity effect of the figure-8 pattern to control and augment the low-end of guitar cabinets, and occasionally ribbon mics in this application will be overwhelmed and distort. I noticed no distortion in demanding use and am very happy with the overall sound of these mics. Whatever, these mics are terrific and I like them a lot.”

-Steve Albini

Listen to drums and guitar recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio with N8s

Steve Albini is a producer, songwriter, and musician who has been a member of the bands Big Black, Flour, and Shellac. Aside from his performing career, he is also the founder and head engineer at Electrical Audio, a studio in Chicago, IL. Albini has work on 1500 albums over the span of his career including Nirvana’s record In Utero.
Darrell Thorp / Radiohead, Beck, Paul McCartney

“[The N8] has depth, detail, and bottom end for days. So much focus and tone from one phantom powered ribbon mic…”

Adam Granduciel / The War On Drugs

“The N8’s and the N22’s have become pretty much the standard for both the band’s touring set up and day to day recording in my studio.”

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