bova ball

I want to take the opportunity to say hello and let you know how much I love the Bova Balls. They have been used all over the studio with great success as overheads on drums (perhaps the clearest drum recording i’ve ever made), as conga mic’s (my personal favorite application) they excel, and all places where a small diaphragm mic is used.

I’d like to share a story of one of the Balls in action. This past summer I did a little live sound work outside at a local art fair. My partner brought a couple cases of mic’s from the studio to that end and to my surprise he brought an SE-BB1. Not the type of mic you’d think to used outside or live since there is no way to easily provide a wind screen. At the time it wasn’t windy so we stuck the Ball over the drums. Wow did that sound great or what! But here’s the kicker. After a while the wind kicked up and we started getting some wind noise. In between songs we muted each mic to see which one was causing the noise and were amazed to discover that the only mic NOT making any wind noise was the SE-BB1 Bova Ball !

Thank you for such a great product and company. You folks are a pleasure to work with and talk to. I’ve attached a picture of my new favorite mic combo set up…hope you enjoy it.

Patrick Donicht
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