Portland, OR (November 16, 2016)—Ear Trumpet Labs has unveiled Nadine, a new medium-large diaphragm condenser microphone designed specifically for upright bass.
Designed with the intention of capturing the natural acoustic sound of the upright bass, picking up as much of the surface sound as possible, the mic is appropriate for live players to use with stage monitors.
Philip Graham, founder of Ear Trumpet Labs, noted, “For years, upright bass players have been asking me if I could do anything to help them get natural sound from their instruments when they need to be amplified live. My friend Nadine Landry (Foghorn String Band) finally prevailed on me to experiment with some of my existing models to find the best sound.
“Of course we named the resulting microphone the ‘Nadine’, and we’ve been blown away by the response from every player and engineer who has tried it out. We think we have built a great new tool that provides the most natural bass sound with great feedback control, and we’re really excited to be able to offer it to all bass players.”
The Nadine microphone sports a mounting system that is secure and can be removed to accommodate touring musicians. Physically, the mic is separated into the body, which securely straps to the tailpiece with velcro elastic, and the head, which mounts between the strings above the tailpiece using a rubber grommet. There is a 14-inch Mogami cable that connects the two parts.
Ear Trumpet Labs