1” diameter, 8 micron thick, gold-sputtered capsule. Traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances for individual parts. Hand-assembly and testing of final capsule
Select modernization of traditional FET design for exceptional consistency. Extremely tight component tolerances. Optimized PCB ground planes improve grounding and increase RFI/EMI rejection. Requires 48V phantom power
Robust transformer design with side-by-side windings yield even low frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air.
Chrome plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame. Heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring
SM-7 shock mount, Windscreen, Wooden storage case.
Voiced by legendary engineer/producer and multiple GRAMMY® recipient, Allen Sides, the ST6050 was inspired by Ocean Way’s expansive collection of microphones, all with exceptional sound quality and unique sonic characteristics that span many decades and musical eras. By combining classic capsule and FET design with modern manufacturing techniques, the ST6050 yields stunning clarity with a rich, warm, open sound and a silky top end that exquisitely captures vocals and acoustic instruments.
“Sterling and Ocean Way Recording have partnered to develop a microphone with a larger-than-life sound in an affordable and repeatable way,” says Allen Sides, owner of Ocean Way Recording in Hollywood, California.
The capsule on the ST6050 is 1” diameter, 8-micron thick and gold-sputtered, built with traditional machining and exceptionally tight manufacturing tolerances. Each is hand-assembled and tested. Select modernization of traditional FET design results in exceptional consistency and extremely tight component tolerances. Optimized PCB ground planes increase RFI/EMI rejection. The ST6050 has a robust transformer design with side-by-side windings that yield even, low frequency response while maintaining openness and top-end air. The chassis is comprised of a chrome-plated, woven-brass grill with steel head frame, plus a heavy brass body with chrome plated closing ring. The ST6050 microphone package includes a SM-7 shock mount, attractive wood storage case and windscreen.
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Allen Sides is not only the owner of Ocean Way Recording, he is also one of the most respected engineer/ producers in the music industry. As an engineer/producer, Sides' has recorded over 400 albums and won two Grammy's. A brief list of some of the artists he has worked with include: Phil Collins, Green Day, Eric Clapton, Alanis Morrisette, Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, Wynonna Judd, Beck, Mary J Blige, Ry Cooder, Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Count Basie, Duke Ellington. Ella Fitzgerald, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Tom Newman, Andre Previn, and Frank Zappa.