Everything you need to start recording – right now.
The X1 S Studio Bundle
If you’re recording in a non-acoustically-treated space (bedrooms, closets, etc.), a Reflexion Filter® helps keep your signal clean without the sound of your room around it (learn more here).
The X1 S Studio Bundle has everything from the Vocal Pack (below), plus our simple and effective RF-X so you can record anywhere you want.
Cardioid by design for the perfect balance of tone and isolation
Multi-pattern mics are great when the job calls for extra versatility, but a fixed cardioid condenser microphone like the X1 S offers consistency and a simpler, more direct signal path. The result is the kind of clarity and low-noise performance you’re bound to hear in your mix. And since, in the majority of cases, you’re going to want a cardioid polar pattern anyway, the X1 S provides the performance you need, without making you pay for features you may not need.
RF-X reflection filter reduces unwanted reflections
The sE Electronics RF-X isolation filter boasts sE’s patented acoustic filter technology. sE developed new materials that are lightweight yet rugged enough to stand up to the most demanding work environments. An outer composite panel, a wool fabric layer, an air gap layer, and an inner acoustic-foam layer form a unique 4-layer design that imparts near-zero sonic coloration to your tracks. By reducing unwanted room reflections your recordings will sound more clear, focused, and be easier to mix.
A go-to choice for all kinds of vocals and acoustic instruments
One of the main uses Sweetwater Sales Engineers recommend the sE Electronics X1 S condenser microphone for is tracking vocals. Male, female — it doesn’t matter to the X1 S. Its smooth and forgiving sound brings out the fullness in any kind of vocal style. This same broad and somewhat flattering tone also makes the X1 S an excellent microphone choice when you’re tracking acoustic instruments, especially when it comes to the extended range of the acoustic guitar.
Switchable pad and bass rolloff provide added versatility
When you’re up against a particularly boomy or overwhelmingly loud sound source, such as when you’re close miking a guitar cabinet or acoustic drum kit, the X1 S offers a couple of tricks that will help you get the best possible sound, right at the source. For starters, there’s an onboard two-position low-cut filter, which serves double duty by cutting out any low-frequency vibrations coming up through the mic stand and by mitigating the proximity effect you’ll get when you place your mic very close to a sound source. If that’s not enough to keep your preamp from overloading, just kick in the X1 S’s 10dB pad for the extra headroom you need, or the 20dB pad for maximum headroom. The X1 S can handle sound sources up to 160dB SPL without distorting.
X1 S microphone
RF-X Reflexion Filter®
sE Isolation Pack (with pop shield)
3-meter mic cable
Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Diaphragm Size: 1″
Max SPL: 160dB SPL (with pads)
Output Impedance: 125 ohms
Self Noise: 9dB (A weighted)
Low Cut Filter: 80Hz, 160Hz
Pads: -10dB, -20dB
Power Source: 48V phantom power
Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Included Accessories: Shockmount, Pop filter, Reflexion filter