DynaCaster

Turbo-charged with DYNAMITE for +30dB of eruptive gain at the flick of a switch

The all-in-one front-addressed dynamic studio mic with game-changing V SERIES capsule technology, now turbo-charged with DYNAMITE. Built like a Tank. All-Metal. Vastly Compatible. The DynaCaster: Galactic performance with down-to-earth prices.

DynaCaster

TURBO-CHARGED WITH DYNAMITE

The all-in-one front-addressed dynamic studio mic with game-changing V SERIES capsule technology, now turbo-charged with DYNAMITE. Built like a Tank. All-Metal. Vastly Compatible. The DynaCaster: Galactic performance with down-to-earth prices.

Recommended Use

Recording, broadcasting, podcasting, livestreaming, vocals, voice, instruments

Highlights
SWITCHABLE DYNAMITE PREAMP WITH +30 dB OF TRANSPARENT GAIN
TWO RECESSED EQ SWITCHES & SIX ADVANCED SONIC EQUALIZATION CONFIGURATIONS
OBSTRUCTION-FREE 3-LAYER POP FILTRATION SYSTEM & PATENTED SHOCKMOUNT
INNOVATIVE FRONT-ADDRESSED CARDIOID ALUMINUM VOICE COIL - BASED ON V SERIES TECHNOLOGY
BUILT-IN MIC STAND MOUNT WITH WIDE SWIVEL RANGE & COMPATIBILITY
ALL-METAL DESIGN & GOLD-PLATED XLR CONNECTOR













Inside the DynaCaster

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    The All-In-One Compact System

    Whether you are hosting a podcast, livestreaming, or gaming with friends, from building a community on your favorite platform to tracking a song in the studio, the DynaCaster’s integrated DYNAMITE preamp and discreet 3-layer pop filter makes the DynaCaster a modern studio companion with an undetectable footprint!

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    SWITCHABLE DYNAMITE PREAMP WITH +30 dB OF TRANSPARENT GAIN

    At the flick of a switch + phantom power (48V), engage the DynaCaster’s integrated DYNAMITE preamp to instantly provide an explosive +30dB of clean and transparent gain. Not only making the DynaCaster much louder than the typical dynamic microphone but also eliminates the need of expensive and bulky inline preamps.

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    TWO RECESSED EQ SWITCHES & SIX ADVANCED SONIC EQUALIZATION CONFIGURATIONS

    Shape the foundation of your sound before any processing. Efficiently make your voice fuller and richer or efficiently reduce boominess or sibilance with the peace of mind that recessed switches ensure your setting will remain untouched even when packing up or on the go.

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    OBSTRUCTION-FREE 3-LAYER POP FILTRATION SYSTEM & PATENTED SHOCKMOUNT

    Immediate plosive protection against the most powerful of wind blasts thanks to an integrated 3-layer pop filter. Easily disassembled and sanitized with quick-drying components that don’t soak up liquid. Experience a clean, germ-free studio environment and obstruction-free camera angles since there is no need for a bulky external shockmount or pop filter.

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    INNOVATIVE FRONT-ADDRESSED CARDIOID ALUMINUM VOICE COIL – BASED ON V SERIES TECHNOLOGY

    Based on the proven capsule technology of the acclaimed V SERIES dynamics, the DynaCaster’s cardioid capsule captures natural and intimate sound quality in the most epic of environments for singers, podcasters, livestreamers, musicians, engineers and producers alike, galaxy-wide! The innovative, specialized aluminum voice coil technology and front-addressed design isolates your voice from unwanted ambient noise, ensuring lush low end and a transparent, airy treble range for effortless, intimate recordings.

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    BUILT-IN MIC STAND MOUNT WITH WIDE SWIVEL RANGE & COMPATIBILITY

    The DynaCaster’s built-in mic stand mount ensures a wide swivel range and clean aesthetic. Having tested the range of motion on all types of mic booms, there’s no question if the DynaCaster will work with “that desk boom.”

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    ALL-METAL DESIGN WITH GOLD-PLATED CONNECTIONS

    With all-metal housing and a gold-plated XLR connector, the DynaCaster is heavily shielded to avoid any electrical interference, complete with a black external windscreen and matte black finish.

Inside the DynaCaster switches

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    RECESSED EQ SWITCHES

    Ensure your settings will remain untouched in a busy recording studio, broadcast environment or while packing up for the next gig. Even with its discrete form factor, the DynaCaster can be accidentally bumped or grabbed with peace of mind that your settings will remain just as you left them.

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    TAILOR YOUR LOW-END & CONTROL YOUR HIGH-END

    Shape the foundation of high-end &  bass frequencies before any processing. Efficiently make your voice richer and fuller or reduce sibilance and reduce boominess with up to 6 EQ configurations.

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    SWITCHABLE DYNAMITE PREAMP WITH +30 DB OF TRANSPARENT GAIN

    At the flick of a switch + phantom power (48V), engage the DynaCaster’s integrated DYNAMITE preamp to instantly provide an explosive +30dB of clean and transparent gain. Not only making the DynaCaster much louder than the typical dynamic microphone but also eliminates the need of expensive and bulky inline preamps.













Specs

Sound
Capsule Dynamic
Voice Coil Aluminum
Magnet Neodymium
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency range 20 Hz - 19 kHz
Sensitivity 2.0 / 60 mV/Pa (-54 / -24 dBV)
Power
Powering 48V Phantom Power (P48 according to IEC 61938)
Current 3.0 mA
Electrical Impedance 300 / 135 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance > 1k Ohms
Connectivity 3-pin male XLR connector
Dimensions
Diameter Ø 62 x 220 mm (ø 2.44 x 8.66 in.)
Weight 850 g (29.98 oz.)
What's in the box
DynaCaster
External Windscreen
Thread Adapter
sE Logo Sticker
User manual with warranty card

Downloads

Manual
  • “The DynaCaster has a warm, big & natural sound, with a nice top-end - fantastic for vocals, electric guitar and drums. Simply put, I love it!”

    — Alberto Vaz, Recording & FOH Engineer - (Sheryl Crow)
  • "Thank you, sE, you nailed it! The new DynaCaster is the best dynamic broadcasting mic ever! No more worries with worn out shock-mounts, say goodbye to accidentally switching the wrong EQ settings, and pop filters will never be a thought in the back of your head again! Just clean, transparent and noise-free performance! "

    — Krystian Koenig, Salzburg (AUSTRIA), Award-winning Engineer / Producer / Broadcast Services, Master Engineer Salzburg Festival “Jedermann
  • “In my 25+ years of professional experience as a broadcasting engineer, it doesn’t happen often you come across a product which after using it for a few minutes, it becomes one of your go-to tools. The DynaCaster is that kind of big exception.”

    — Pascal Zander (BELGIUM), Broadcasting engineer at RTBF (National Belgium Broadcasting Service), Teacher at ESRA Brussels (Bachelor-grade film/TV/sound engineering school), Recording Engineer, FOH engineer at Stand Up Audio S.N.C.
  • “Many vocalists want to experience the same feeling they are used to having on stage with a handheld dynamic mic. But, those mic are a pain in the studio and require a lot of post-processing. The DynaCaster blew me away. It is a total game-changer… extraordinary sound with ease… built-in Dynamite… and acoustic trim switches... unbeatable!”

    — Norbert Leitner, Vienna (AUSTRIA), Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Krimh, C4TM, Eldvag (Ola Englund, Kermin “Krimh” Lechner), Black Inhale, All faces down
  • “The DynaCaster makes my life so much easier. No more hassle with shock-mounts, cables, wrongly set switches or external pop filters. Moreover, its excellent sound, consistent polar pattern and integrated preamp makes it the ideal mic for every broadcast application. The acoustic trim options allow the DynaCaster to tailor the sound for any voice and room.”

    — Martin F. Macheiner, Vienna (AUSTRIA), Technical Director, Radio Klassik Stephansdom, Classical Music Recording Engineer, Mixer, Producer
  • “I am very impressed. As tight of a polar pattern and fast as the V7 X, with the integrated Dynamite preamp and the three-layer pop filter makes the DynaCaster a versatile weapon for both studio and stage. Thanks to the integrated shock-mount it’s also great for handheld use. sE’s new DynaCaster has already become my new Go-To mic.”

    — Thimo Strobel (GERMANY), FOH and Monitor Engineer, Recording and Mixing Engineer, Milky Chance, Adel Tawil, Itchy, Guano Apes
  • "The DynaCaster perfectly fits on professional microphone booms. Moreover, it gives you the best of both worlds: The warm, intimate sound of a dynamic capsule and the pristine, transparent sound quality of a true condenser mic."

    — Krystian Koenig, Salzburg (AUSTRIA), Award-winning Engineer / Producer / Broadcast Services, Master Engineer Salzburg Festival “Jedermann
  • “sE Electronics proves once more how to create and manufacture great sounding, thoughtful and robust products for demanding professional audio applications.”

    — Pascal Zander (BELGIUM), Broadcasting engineer at RTBF (National Belgium Broadcasting Service), Teacher at ESRA Brussels (Bachelor-grade film/TV/sound engineering school), Recording Engineer, FOH engineer at Stand Up Audio S.N.C.
  • "As a professional broadcast engineer, I need products that are top-notch, can take a lot beating and high ease to use from inexperienced guest speakers to seasoned hosts. Big thanks to sE for fulfilling my long wish list. The DynaCaster is the perfect solution for the challenging day-by-day use at our radio station.“

    — Krystian Koenig, Salzburg (AUSTRIA), Award-winning Engineer / Producer / Broadcast Services, Master Engineer Salzburg Festival “Jedermann
  • "To me, the DynaCaster is an absolute winner! Whatever the situation requires, it will handle it like a champion. You have the warmth of the dynamic capsule, the clean power of the built-in Dynamite preamp, and those great built-in features (shock-mount, recessed sound switches and pop filter) for reliable, hassle-free operation even with unexperienced users. It is an ‘all-inclusive’ problem solver."

    — Pascal Zander (BELGIUM), Broadcasting engineer at RTBF (National Belgium Broadcasting Service), Teacher at ESRA Brussels (Bachelor-grade film/TV/sound engineering school), Recording Engineer, FOH engineer at Stand Up Audio S.N.C.
  • "In all, this is a microphone that ticks most of the boxes. It works well on a range of instruments and is capable of working with high SPL signals. Plus, it stands up front and centre when low SPLs are on offer with its kick-in-the-butt gain boost that will take even the smallest voice and make it sound large."

    — MIXDOWN, ROB GEE
  • "This is not just a microphone for the recording studio, it’s a great fit for podcasting, livestreaming and gaming applications too. The DynaCaster is a plug and play microphone that brings your sound to life even before you get it into your recording."

    — MIXDOWN, ROB GEE
  • "The low cut setting proved useful when working close to the mic, while the three HF settings range from a flat, un-coloured sound to a subtle presence boost that helps add clarity."

    — Paul White, SOS
  • "That triple‑layer pop filter also proved to be very effective at alleviating plosives. The active boost works exactly as expected; the Dynamite circuitry provides clean gain with negligible noise and means that your preamp doesn’t have to do the heavy lifting."

    — Paul White, SOS
  • "Given its price, the sE DynaCaster turns out to be a strong performer with plenty of applications outside of podcasting."

    — Paul White, SOS
  • "The DynaCaster is a very capable dynamic microphone, and its active option really helps capture quieter sounds without incurring noise from sub‑optimal mic preamps. The switchable EQ is also a very practical feature, and adds to its versatility."

    — Paul White, SOS
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Artists putting the DynaCaster on the map from studios to stages worldwide.

What does the middle switch on the back of the DynaCaster control?

The middle switch controls the integrated DYNAMITE preamp. When the switch is in the “I” position, the DynaCaster provides 30 dB of additional gain, ideal for speech and softer sources. This requires +48V Phantom power.

In the “O” position, the DynaCaster functions as a completely passive microphone, not requiring any external or Phantom power.

What are the differences between your microphones’ polar patterns? How do I choose the most suitable type of polar pattern for my recording environment?

There are no real “right” or “wrong” answers to this question, as different patterns will just provide different types of sounds, and whatever best suits your particular song is usually the right answer! With that said:

  • Cardioid – Generally best for recording vocals or other single sources, when you don’t want to hear much of the room sound around the source.
  • Omni – This is good when you want a less focused, more “roomy” sound. Think distant drum mics in a great-sounding room.
  • Figure-8 – Since this pattern lets the mic “hear” on both sides – front and back – and reject the sounds on either side, it’s handy if you want to record two sources at once from a point in between them, without hearing what’s off to the sides.
  • Hypercardioid / Supercardioid – More directional than Cardioid, this is good for spot mics, when you want the sound to be very focused.
How should I store my microphone?

We generally recommend keeping your microphone in its case or original packaging when it is not in use for more than a few hours. If your studio is very clean and safe, it could be OK to leave out on its mic stand when not in use, but if a mic is out of its case, it could potentially be exposed to dust, smoke, moisture, or humidity – which can damage the sensitive parts of the mic – so we recommend avoiding those things at all cost.

How do I clean the microphone from spillage and dirt?

If your microphone has come in contact with dirt or another removable substance, we recommend cleaning it with a very soft, slightly damp cotton cloth. Do not open the microphone up to clean the inside, and make sure you NEVER touch the capsule itself. Cleaning a capsule should only be done by highly trained professionals in a “clean room” environment. If you suspect your capsule needs to be cleaned, please contact [email protected] so we can recommend an authorized local technician.

My guitar amplifier / drum / horn is VERY loud, and I am concerned about the risk of damage due to loud noise.

For the most part, sE mics can tolerate extremely high SPLs (typically over 135dB) and will be fine in front of even the loudest sources – yes, even our ribbon mics. If in doubt, you can check the specifications on the individual product page.

Which sE mic is best for recording vocals / drums / guitars / etc.?

Check out our Find Your Mic page to find the perfect mic for your application.