Samsystems has announced that it has appointed Madison and Fifth as the UK distributor for ‘Integral’, a new concept in close-cab miking for guitar cabs and combos.
Setting a new industry standard for ‘miking up’ a guitar cab or combo, Integral is a fit and forget, dedicated microphone that’s installed in minutes between the speaker and the baffle, so eradicating the pitfalls and problems guitar players and sound engineers have endured for decades.
The Integral IM10 and IM12 (10 and 12 denotes the speaker size) features a high quality super cardioid, dynamic microphone designed specifically for guitar and other amplified instruments, with an exceptionally high/low, full range frequency response.
Housed within a central dome and aimed off-centre of the speaker coil, the Integral microphone has been pressure tested at extreme volumes, delivering a true, balanced ‘ANALOGUE’ output from the speaker via an XLR connector to the mixing desk and onward to monitors or FOH PA……..every time!
Technical Director Richard Smith says, “For over 60 years, guitar players, sound technicians and studio engineers have struggled with the whole concept of miking up a guitar cab or guitar combo and more importantly, the related pitfalls that occur.
Samsystems Integral is a whole new take on close miking that drastically reduces band set up and turnaround times. There’s no need to rig mike stands, spend ages with the sound engineer to find the speaker’s sweet spot, or to have sound-deflecting screens to prevent overspill from other instruments. In addition, Integral`s Dynamic capsule requires no preamps, batteries or phantom power supplies. Its application couldn`t be simpler..!!
It’s been a long ol`road,” says Smith, “We road-tested Integral for over 4 years with touring bands, record producers and studio engineers all over the word until we finally launched at Frankfurt Musikmesse in the Spring of 2017 for Europe, and more recently at Summer NAMM in Nashville, for the USA. On both sides of the pond, the response from the media and end-users has been extremely rewarding. Coming full circle and back on home turf, Samsystems are absolutely delighted and very excited to have Madison and Fifth as our UK distributor.”
Madison and Fifth CEO Peter Miller Smith comments: “This is one of the most innovative products to be launched within MI for a long time and we are delighted to have been chosen by Samsystems as their UK distributor. The Integral close miking system ranks high up on the scale of ‘Why didn’t I think of that’ ideas and is beautifully executed. We know it appeals to studio and live sound engineers and, of course, to any guitarist who currently has to mike up externally.”
SAMSYSTEMS INTEGRAL IM10 : £109.95 IM12: £119.95 Prices include vat.