Unique, Responsive, Versatile, Fully accessorized
The ST-221 Torch is the most unique and versatile pair of small diaphragm microphones you will find. It has a surprisingly big low-end and fast transient response, producing original sound when recording instruments. Featuring 21 accessories, these microphones can meet every challenge in the modern day studio.
Opening new doors with a fat bottom-end
Think small diaphragm mics have a weak low-end? Then you haven't heard these! In our sound design, we have retained the fast transient response that gives the small diaphragm microphone its characteristic natural sound, while adding a full low-end more often associated with a large diaphragm condenser. With this combination, you can open new doors to small diaphragm mic sound.
Versatility in sound and accessories
The ST-221 Torch was designed to help you achieve a broad palette of sound. The high SPL handling and generous dynamic range allows you to record loud sources such as kick drums and guitar amps with no distortion. You can also experiment with room character or tight focused sounds with the interchangeable omnidirectional and cardioid capsules. Finally, our custom windscreens reduce adverse effects and protect the capsules when used on highly plosive sources.
A mount for every placement challenge
The ST-221 Torch comes with every mounting option you need. The custom made shock mounts reduce excessive vibrations in any environment. The hard mounts are perfect for tight spaces and close micing. The custom designed mounting bar makes it easy to position the mics for stereo recording. With these mounts you can resolve every placement challenge you face.
Premium components for exceptional performance
Internally each ST-221 Torch features custom tuned 15.25mm diaphragm cardioid and omni capsules, which produce a unique conversion of sound waves. The subminiature military grade vacuum tube generates a fantastic tone and adds a unique character in your recordings. Finally, the custom-wound output transformer and premium electronics come together to give you exceptional performance and original sound.