INTEGRAL CLOSE MIKING SYSTEM
The Speaker Factory is the Australian Distributor for the Integral Close-miking System from SamSystems. This system provides a custom designed off-axis super cardioid analogue microphone that can easily be mounted into guitar and bass combos and cabs to provide the best out for miking cabs.
Integral is a fit and forget dedicated microphone that the maker says is installed in minutes between the speaker and the baffle. Once fitted, the close-mic dispenses with the need for an external mic or DIs. Following enthusiastic media reviews and the system’s adoption by a significant number of guitarists, bands and sound engineers, the product was only previously been available direct from the small UK company which designed and developed it.
The Integral IM12 to suit 12" speakers ( And the IM 10 - To suit 10" speakers will bve arriving soon ) both feature a super-cardioid, dynamic microphone designed specifically for guitar and other amplified instruments. Housed within a central dome and aimed off-centre of the speaker coil, the Integral microphone has been pressure tested at extreme volumes, delivering its output from the speaker via an XLR connector to the mixing desk and onward to monitors or FOH PA.
Samsystems Technical Director Richard Smith says: ‘For over 60 years, guitar players, sound technicians and studio engineers have struggled with the whole concept of miking up a guitar cab or guitar combo and more importantly, the related pitfalls that occur.
‘It’s been a long ol`road. We road-tested Integral for over four years with touring bands, record producers and studio engineers all over the word until we finally launched at Frankfurt Musikmesse in the Spring of 2017 for Europe, and more recently at Summer NAMM in Nashville, for the USA. On both sides of the pond, the response from the media and end-users has been extremely rewarding.
This is one of the most innovative products to be launched within MI for a long time and the Integral close miking system ranks high up on the scale of “Why didn’t I think of that?” ideas and is beautifully executed. We know it will appeal to studio and live sound engineers and, of course, to any guitarist who currently has to mike up externally.’"
SAMSystems Integral IM Close Miking System Review:-
Integral Miking System Installation Video