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Microphones and the MiniFlex 2Mic!
Simply stated, the MiniFlex 2Mic is the world's best product for close mic amplification of guitars and other stringed musical instruments.
We are a small company located in northeastern California and that was first founded by Ken Donnell in 1988. Ken remains the driving force behind MiniFlex and welcomes every musician to give his new MiniFlex 2Mic designs a test.
We are confident that you will be very impressed with the incredible tone quality and feedback rejection of the MiniFlex 2mic.
The following is a comment from Joe Taylor, a MiniFlex 2Mic Model 1 user:
I just felt like keeping in contact, and providing feedback after some years of use.
I purchased the 2 mic a few years ago, and it has been used regularly inside a flamenco guitar, in all kinds of theatres and festivals around the world - the artist is Mor Karbasi. I especially like using it as my main monitor sound, as it has better isolation than a mic in front, and we often combine it with a good condenser for front of house.
Some Spanish sound technicians have praised it as the best spanish guitar sound they have ever heard from a DI box, and it is obviously leagues ahead of a piezo system.
I have recently upgraded my guitar, and of course, the first thing I did was get the mic system transferred. An amazing and pure sound!
I experimented and found that the longer of the 2 goosenecks can be fully extended to actually come out of the soundhole, just poking out of the guitar, therefore hearing the strings from the outside - this improved the sound for me VERY noticeably, and I would recommend other users try it - in my opinion the internal sound is never going to feel as natural as an external mic on a guitar...I think this is a generally known concept.
I love the fact that I can run through pedals for total control in any situation or venue - for example, going from the 2 mic, into a subtle compressor, graphic EQ (to correct problems - usually not needed) and a TC Reverb, from there into a DI box...It is so nice for me as a player when you have different sound engineers/venues and you already have a perfect signal chain for them to give to your monitor.
Anyway - keep up the good work and wish you all the best for 2016 and beyond!
Note: At MiniFlex, we would love to hear from you. So drop us a line here.
"Featured Artist Series"
Beginning this month, we will be also featuring various artists who both use
and endorse our MiniFlex 2Mic line of products. This month, we feature "Stefan
Ben Perea has provided some comments on his use of the MiniFlex Model 10b for banjo.
Vincent Zorn have provided some comments on the MiniFlex Model 1 which he uses with flamenco guitar.
Please see our Endorsements page for more information.
If you would like to be featured here, please contact us for further information.
"The New Model 16b"
The Model 16b - studio series for banjo, is a quick mount 2Mic that "has it all". Specifications for the Model 16b are the same as for our new Model 3 quick mount for guitar - only the mounting mechanism is different. For the Model 16b, we use our studio series mics with the widest & flattest frequency response, and include the option to create a mono line level signal, or a balanced XLR mic level signal.
(Regular Price: $485.00)
Most "common knowledge" within the music industry
for amplifying acoustic guitars applies to pickups, which have been used
to amplify guitars for over 70 years. Using on-board - or close mic
installation of microphones is only about 30 years old, so knowledge
within the music industry is still catching up to advance of microphone
technology represented by the 2Mic design. When "pickup logic" is used
to process a 2Mic signal, sometimes the end result can be disappointing.
But when "microphone logic" is applied, the 2Mic will perform
This document will provide some basic information about how microphones and pickups operate. More important there is specific information about the 2Mic, so that you can apply "2Mic logic" to how you use your MiniFlex and get fantastic results in every application.