What exactly do we mean by “handmade microphones”? James from @productionexpert came all the way to our factory in Tula, Russia and found out by taking part in the process of personally hand-machining one of our flagship SU-017 microphones. In part 1 of this two-part series, you can see how we start with just brass, aluminum, and steel stock to sculpt our capsules and metal work using manual lathes, drill presses, and parmesan cheese. We give every mic this same level of attention. Watch the full video on our IGTV and let us know what you think! Stay tuned for part 2 #howitsmade #machining #soyuzmicrophones #su017 #protoolsexpert #manuallathe #drillpress #microphones #recording #audioengineering
Taking this @soyuzmicrophones SU-011 small diaphragm tube condenser for a spin today! On loan from the gracious @brycezabric. I’ve never tried any mics from Russia before. You could say... I’m excited to be Putin this mic to the test! (Wow, that was bad) . . . . . #recordingstudio #musicproducer #nashville #musiccity #mixengineer #gearporn #geartalk #dadjokes #tinytaperoom #soyuzmicrophones #vsco
At the end of September I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Soyuz Microphones factory which is situated just outside the city of Tula about 2 hours drive south of the Russian capital Moscow. In this video we see how the constituent parts of the microphone are finished then brought together to form a beautiful Soyuz SU-017 microphone.
A glamour shot of the SOYUZ Microphones Bomblet. Great look, even greater sound!