Sterling teams up with Loft to develop the next generation of performance microphones
Stage performance is a challenging environment for sensitive electronics. Performers need to trust their microphones; the last thing they want at the height of a solo performance is equipment failure. Generally, microphones either sound good or are built rugged but that’s a trade-off no performer really wants to make. Loft needed to build a great sounding microphone that could optimize creative artist’s performance will being very durable, built for live performance and touring.
The new line of performance microphones offer enhanced full-frequency response for stage and studio. For the highest durability, the design uses precision die-cast bodies that are nearly indestructible. The reinforced die-cast assembly ensures capsule protection from the rigors of challenging performance environments; which the Loft design team tested with performers to ensure the most comfortable ergonomics.
Sterling, a leader in recording microphones, saw an opportunity to offer a new approach to this product category. The result of this engagement is a microphone with a carefully crafted ergonomic grip and elongated, balanced body that makes it easy to handle during extended stage sets, allowing performers to concentrate exclusively on their performance. The bullet-proof design and innovative construction allows performers to be their best in any environment.
Innovative DynamicDrive Technology
Sterling’s DynamicDrive technology overcomes signal challenges associated with long cable runs or a mixer’s preamplifier limitations. Driven by phantom power, the built-in discrete electronics convert your audio into an ultra-clean amplified signal, keeping mixer preamps in their ‘sweet-spot’ for outstanding audio reproduction.
The Sterling microphone keeps the spotlight on the performer’s vocals with a cardioid polar pattern providing best off-axis noise rejection, coupled with an electronically balanced output. Whether capturing percussive instruments, acoustic or electric guitar amps, the multi-purpose instrument microphone brings mid-range clarity and upper-frequency detail to both stage and studio.
Noise Isolation - stage and studio
The design of the internal capsule suspension and shock mounting system always ensures noise and stage rumble are kept to a minimum