New Products July 15, 2023

Mic Breakdown: T.J. Steinwart and The BL8

Mic Breakdown: The all-new BL8 with Drummer & Engineer T.J. Steinwart!

T.J. Steinwart is a drummer and audio engineer based out of St. Louis. He is the drummer and co-founder of the Rock band FEEL, who have been performing on the road with a range of legendary artists. FEEL has shared the stage with artists such as Cheap Trick, Rival Sons, 38 Special, just to name a few. T.J.’s career as a drummer and audio engineer has led him to work with artists Lisa Ramey, Matt Jordan, and producer Joe “Capo” Kent (Drake, Nelly, Chingy). In addition, T.J. has worked on promotional campaigns for Kali Audio. You can catch T.J. out with FEEL on their upcoming Fall tour dates.

Mic Breakdown: The BL8

Featuring Our Renowned sE8 small-diaphragm condenser Capsule
The BL8 is a half-cardioid boundary microphone, utilizing the same capsule as the celebrated sE8 small-diaphragm condenser. Hence the name BL8! Its hand-crafted, true condenser capsule utilizes an ultra-thin three-micron gold-sputtered diaphragm for superior transient response.

Incredible Dynamic Range For a variety of high SPL sources
Designed to reproduce low frequencies with stunning accuracy, the BL8 is perfect in combination with our V KICK. However, the BL8 can also be used alone without an additional outer kick drum mic. It is also compatible with The Kelly Shu Flatz™ Isolation System, making it ideal for touring applications.

Integrated Low-cut Filter & Pre-attenuation Pad Enable a variety of applications
Thanks to its switchable attenuation pad, the BL8 keeps high-SPL sources like kick drums from overloading your mixer’s input, providing pristine sound that is true to the source. The BL8 has all-metal construction, a dent-proof grille, and gold-plated XLR contacts. Ensuring long-term reliability on tour or in the studio.

The BL8: Bullet-proof, built like a tank and ready for the road, your secret weapon for a variety of applications such as kick drums and other high SPL sources.

About sE

Founded in California in 2000, sE Electronics manufactures high-end microphones & studio accessories used by some of the world’s biggest artists, the inventor of the industry-standard Reflexion Filter® Pro, and the first-ever company to develop a microphone series with audio legend Mr. Rupert Neve. By dedicating their resources to hand-crafting their equipment with excellence and care, sE seeks to blur the line between “affordable” and “professional”, bringing a higher standard of recording and performance quality to all.