The Sound Exposure difference

A little insight into why buying your audio equipment from Sound Exposure is a wise move.

The difference between Sound Exposure and [any other pro audio retailer] is that you can talk to an expert or read the detailed product descriptions so that you never buy “blindly”. ALL the product images are accurate portrayals of the actual product (where a satisfactory image wasn’t available a photographer was commissioned to obtain a good quality product shot). You won’t see an “actual product may vary” label on anything on the www.soundexposure.com website – so you can buy in confidence.

The Product Range (with simplistic text for those who can’t tell their boom pole from their XLR connector).

Adhesive Tape (Top quality insulation tape, gaffer tape and premium camera tape)

Amplifiers (Crown, Denon, Electro-Voice, QSC, Samson – all quality brands that you can trust)

Audio Solutions (Matching Converters, Limiters etc)

Batteries (Hawk-Woods for all your camera / production equipment powering needs and Procell – the Duracell brand rebadged for the professional market)

Boompoles (for your film/tv/location soundman (or woman) to hold a microphone above the action)

Cables (XLR, Speakon, 1/4″ Jack – custom cables can also be built to your requirements, just call Sound Exposure)

CD players (1U rack mount, 2U rack mount, multi disc autochanger, twin deck, iPod docking, Pro DJ – you name it!)

CD Recorders (recording your audio to a small circular disc)

Audio Connectors (Neutrik, IDC Krone – for constructing your own cable requirements – or Sound Exposure can do the donkey work for you!)

Power Connectors (Neutrik, Schurter, Permaplug – for your power cabling needs)

Data Storage (SanDisk Solid State Drives (SSD) and USB Flash Drives)

DI Boxes (Direct Input, Direct Injection or simply DI is an electronic device that connects a high impedance, line level, unbalanced output signal (like a guitar or keyboard) to a low impedance mic level balanced input, usually via XLR connector)

Digital Effects (add an audio sheen to your recordings)

DVD Players (1U / 2U rackmount DVD players)

Dynamics Processors (Microphone Preamplifiers, Limiters, Compressors, Gates – to ensure the best quality in your recordings)

Earphones (ideal for IEM – that’s In Ear Monitoring in case you weren’t sure)

Equalisers (for tweaking the frequencies with a fine tooth comb)

Equipment Bags (protect your investment with a custom fitted equipment bag – ideal for location work)

Flightcases (if you’re moving your rackmount equipment around on a regular basis – live sound, theatre, location work – then flightcasing your gear is essential)

Headphones (or “cans” – for assisting in the quest of your results equating to your expectations!)

Headphone Amplifiers (to allow more than one pair of ears to listen via headphones)

Headsets (when you need to listen AND talk)

In Ear Monitoring or IEM (systems that enable you to hear yourself without spilling sound from the stage via the standard monitor speaker method)

Lighting (you’re in a dark room with a band playing and they want you to make them sound amazing – these lights will help you see what you’re doing (they do not however add anything to your mixing ability))

Loudspeaker Control (Crossovers split the audio signal into separate frequency bands that can be separately routed to loudspeakers optimized for those bands)

Loudspeaker Stands (for improving the performance of your speaker system)

Memory Cards (Sandisk SD, SDHC and Compact Flash cards)

Microphone Accessories (Rode MiCon Connectors, Reflexion Filters (a virtual portable vocal booth!), Clips, Stand Adapters, Thread Adapters, Isolation Mounts and Stereo Bars)

Microphone Stands (for ensuring your microphone stays where you want it to. In addition there are iPad holders and drinks holders – for those thirsty performers)

Microphone Windshields (Softies, Smoothies, Windjammers, and Suspension – all to shield your microphone from unwanted noise. Plus Rycote Mic Flags for getting your branding “on mic” and “on screen”)

Wired Microphones (a fundamental requirement if you want to record audio)

Wireless Microphones (you want to walk AND talk!?)

Mixers (take your various sources of audio and lovingly splice them together with the aid of one of these)

Active Monitors (for you to listen to your recordings subjectively and make the RIGHT adjustments – active monitors have their own amplifier built in)

Passive Monitors (for you to listen to your recordings subjectively and make the RIGHT adjustments – passive monitors must be connected to an amplifier for them to be heard)

Music Stands (Keyboard stools and stands, drummer’s thrones, guitar stands and sheet music stands – because resting everything on the floor just would not work)

Paging Amplifiers (100V line amps for installation wherever background music / paging needs arise)

Active PA Speakers (for outputting the aural delicacy you have mixed (see Mixers above) – active PA speakers have their own amplifier built in)

Passive PA Speakers (for outputting the aural delicacy you have mixed (see Mixers above) – passive PA speakers must be connected to an amplifier for them to be heard)

Portable Recorders (digital audio recorders that are small and eminently mobile)

Studio Recorders (digital audio recorders in standard rackmount configuration – but can still be mobilised (see Flightcases above) if you wish)

Power Distribution Units (PDUs) (all this clever rackmount hardware requires electricity – distribute the power around your rack from one tidy rackmounted device)

Stage Boxes (rather than having every audio source straggling its cables over the stage and up to the mixer a stage box combines everything into a single run)

Test Equipment (something not working as you’d expect? Use these valuable tools to help you locate the problem quickly)

Tuners (for monitoring your radio stations output a tuner is vital – or you can use one to “just” listen to the radio)

This is not an exhaustive list as products are added to the portfolio all the time, so keep your eyes on your pro audio and broadcast superstore!