Why Would I Want This? The SE8, (and the sister product, the SE7), are the condenser mics we use here at Sunreed for our recording, as well as live performance in person or over zoom. The purpose of the condenser mics is the be able to pic up a wide range of tones, at heightened volume. These microphones can record gongs, drums and crystal bowls all with clarity. Instruments used for sound healing can easily overwhelm a microphone by the amount of and range of tone being produced, and it is important to have the right mics to be able to accurately pick up the vibrations. So these are "instrument" microphones.
The difference in this product from the SE7, is basically the SE8 will be able to pick up a wider range of tone, deliver more precise bass and treble, handle greater volume, and also handle tone from wider angles. Both work well for recording sound healing instruments, though the SE8 is a higher quality product. If you are just using mid ranged instruments like crystal bowls, or chimes, then a SE7 will work well. If you are using bass instruments like a gong or a drum, a SE8 will give you a fuller note from these instruments than the SE7.
One SE8 microphone can pick up the amount of instruments you could fit in about a 3x4 foot rectangle. Use this as guidance for how many of these microphones you need.
Each microphone connects to the mixer with one XLR microphone, sold separately.