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Best Thing I’ve ever used for recording Acoustic Guitars……..

GG 29_4_13 39 copyOK, within the pages of this blog, you’ll find many a piece dedicated to the best ways to mic up and record various instruments, and of course, my personal bug bear is miking up Acoustic Guitars.

Well, here’s some news for anyone wanting to do just that.

Y’see, the problem is guitarists.

It’d be relatively easy to record a guitar if it weren’t for them.

Swaying and shaking, grooving and stomping their feet, bless their little cotton socks, but it does mean they keep moving the guitar out of position/range of the microphones.

Well, we’ve found the ultimate solution.

And it’s a Doozy!!!

This is the Gordon Giltrap signature model of the Exploraudio H-Clamp.


And it’s superb…….

H-clamp InstruMounts allow almost any microphone to be attached safely and securely to almost any stringed instrument. They can also be attached to other instruments and sound equipment or even to furniture, square profile columns or beams. The standard models are designed to fit individual ‘classes’ of instruments (such as guitars, cellos or basses) but a package is also available to cover the entire range.

The H-clamp is a novel development of the traditional design of instrument maker’s cramps, which are used during construction of the body to hold the panels together tightly while the glue sets. Adding a boom to the cramp allows almost any microphone (or other audio device or accessory that can be mounted on a microphone stand) to be attached securely without damaging the instrument or affecting its tonal quality. Aerospace-class materials and manufacturing techniques produce a light, rigid and robust mount for microphones up to at least 500g in weight.

SchoepsCCM4 + GGH-clamp on FyldeGuitar LRes

The Gordon Giltrap version is a limited edition and the first 10 come with an exclusive DVD featuring some of Gordons song’s.

The Giltrap Signature H-clamp, designed to fit all the instruments Gordon plays, from electric guitars and ukuleles to large Jumbo guitars, is ideal for both live performance and studio recording. Gordon uses his H-clamp (teamed with a Schoeps CCM 4 mic) for all his acoustic recordings, including his highly successful new album with Oliver Wakeman, Ravens & Lullabies.

SchoepsCCM4 + GGH-clamp on FyldeGuitar2 LRes

Every so often, a product comes along that makes me very happy.

This is one.

If you need to record Acoustic Guitars, get yourself one of these.

It’s gonna make your life so much easier.

Believe me.


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Ultrasone Signature DJ Headphones

Ultrasone have over the last few months a firm fave of the staff here at Scan with a number of us already picking up pairs for our own studios, having been impressed with the clarity and accuracy of the models currently available. This week the range expands with the Ultrasone Signature DJ edition offering the same great sound quality of the Ultrasone Signature studio edition in a more DJ friendly design.

Ultrasone comments on the Signature DJ Edition:

The development of these luxurious DJ headphones drew on the experiences of DJs from all over the world.

Something all passionate DJs have in common is the desire for an exceptional set of headphones. These unique Signature DJ headphones are the product of this background knowledge, our many years of experience in the professional music business and our passion for high-quality products.

The bass-oriented tone quality of the extremely powerful transducer reproduces entirely distortion-free music – even at high volume. Such bass precision and absence of distortion are a result of patented S-Logic PLUS technology. The Signature DJ headphones come equipped with patented MU metal shielding as a matter of course, which in turn reduces electromagnetic radiation by up to 98% – a must for every health and safety conscious professional.

The Signature DJ are the first DJ headphones of their kind with ear and head pads made from Ethiopian sheepskin. Their acoustic insulation and superior wearer-comfort are unparalleled. Another exceptional quality feature of this luxurious leather is its ability to absorb sweat without causing the leather to perish or become porous. In order to underscore the exclusivity and quality of these DJ headphones the name plates are made of toughened glass and imprinted with reflective logos by means of a unique process.

These Ultrasone headphones have been specifically designed for use in clubs but are also perfectly suited for use on the move. The helix cable, delivered as standard, is ideal for professional use and can be used interchangeably between microphone and remote control – enabling the use of mobile devices everywhere.

Ultrasone Signature Dj

Ultrasone Signature DJ Specifications:

Principle: Dynamic / Closed
Impedance: 32 Ohm
Driver: 50 mm Mylar
Magnet: NdFeB
Frequency range: 5 – 32.000 Hz
SPL: 115 dB
Weight (excl. cord): 300 g
2 detachable cords: coiled cable up to 3,0m, goldplated 6.3mm plug
1,2m straight cable with microphone and remote control, angled 3,5mm gold plated plug
ULE technology
S-Logic Plus technology
Ethiopian sheep skin leather head pad and ear pads
Real glass nameplates
Transportation case


If they sound anything like the rest of the Ultrasone range they should be great sounding headphones and the design aims laid out above indicate that the should be plenty of thought put into the design and comfort aspects of the headphones. We’re certainly looking forward to getting a look at a pair soon and if your in the market for a set of highend Dj headphones the Ultrasone Signature Dj editions should certainly be worth a look.

The Ultrasone Headphone range at Scan