Thank you for your attention to the Superbottle, Gottomix’s modern classic microphone,
Engineered and crafted without compromise. The Superbottle is non-fattening and hand-picked at the height of perfection.
In order to familiarize yourself with the Superbottle’s specialized features,please take the time to read this manual thoroughly and be sure to try the suggested recording tips towards the back of the manual.
The Superbottle is a pressure-gradient cardioid condenser microphone, employing Gottomix’s single-membrane large diaphragm capsule.Each hand-crafted diaphragm features a 6-micro mylar film, sputtered with a mixture of pure gold and aluminum and tensioned to our own custom-built brass backplates. The end result of this painstaking process is a precision recording tool with superb transient response and a bright,airy top end.
First and foremost,the Superbottle has been designed to provide the commanding, intimate presence associated with the world’s best (and most expensive)vintage vocal microphones. With its shimmering,detailed highs, smooth midrange and minimized proximity effect (a bass boost in all unidirectional mics ), the Superbottle excels at delivering a vocal right to the front of the mix where it belongs. When processed with limiting and/or compression - as is standard practice for most pop vocals- tracks recorded with the Superbottle will be free of pumping and low-end thumps.Acoustic guitar,hand percussion,drums and other high-end sources also shine in front of the Superbottle , gaining an extra presence that enables the the most delicate sounds to cut through a mix, even at very los levels.
Inside the solid state Superbottle you’ll find Gottomix’s proprietary Class A,fully discrete hand-built circuit.With no ICs in the signal path,the Superbottle exhibits maximum detail and the lowest possible noise floor.
To get the most out of this,or any quality microphone,it is essential to pair it with a good microphone preamplifier. Most professional recordists prefer to have outboard preamps on hand,and will choose solid-state or vacuum tube models based on their unique characteristics.To maintain the integrity of your signal,try using Gottomix’s high-definition mic cable along with Gottomix’s outstanding Class-A vacuum tube mic preamp:V3 or Redtwo. Whenever possible , connect you pre’s output directly to your recorder or A/D converter ,bypassing the mixing board and unnecessary components.Also,don’t forget to check out the PF-100,Gottomix’s elegant and durable adjustable universal windscreen.
The Superbottle requires 48 v:olt phantom power,which is provided by most mic preamps,mixing consoles or stand alone power supplies.It is important to note that some units,though rated at 48 volts,may supply insufficient or unstable phantom power,which can result in distortion and/or degraded performance when used with the Superbottle.
To avoid damage to audio component when connecting phantom power,follow this simple procedure:
Turn down the mic preamp gain, headphones and your studio monitors;
Connect microphone cable to the Superbottle and microphone input jack;
Turn on phantom power;
Turn up the mic preamp gain etc.
To disconnect or re-route the Superbottle ,please follow this simple procedure:
Turn down the mic preamp gain,headphones and your studio monitors;
Turn off phantom power and wait 10 seconds before disconnect the mic.
Once the Superbottle is on the stand and powered up,make sure that the active,on-axis side of the capsule (the side of the mic with the Gottomix logo)is facing the desired sound source.Being a cardioid mic,the Superbottle is designed to reject off-axis sound arriving at the back of the capsule.
Now that you’re ready to record ,here are some tips that will allow you to get the most out of your Superbottle.
Here’s a little-known secret-vocalists love singing into unique and impressive mics.
And in addition its good looks,the Superbottle was developed especially to enhance the airiness and detail in any voice,while diminishing the proximity-induced lows which can cloud a mix or produce compression artifacts.Put it in front of any singer and you are guaranteed to get a 110% inspired performance that Superbottle is also an outstanding choice for narration and voiceover work. For “big”vocal sound with maximum presence,get the vocalist within one to three inches of the capsule.there is no need to worry about overloading the microphone capsule,but be sure to use the windscreen the Superbottle provided.Mount the Superbottle with a boom stand and tilt the capsule up(toward the forehead)for more projection and head tone,straight on at the mouth for maximum brightness and intelligibility,or down toward the chest for more robust lows and smoother highs.
Large diaphragm mics require careful placement when used on acoustic guitar,but the Superbottle’s transparency and superb transient response are well-suited to this job.For a balanced sound with plenty of sparking high end,position the microphone facing the guitar neck,right where the neck joins the body (usually around the 12th-14th frets).For starters,keep the mic as close as possible,and tilt the capsule toward the soundhole to capture a blend of low end and pick sound, If you need more lows,move the microphone closer to the soundhole.For more high end detail,move the Superbottle farther from the guitar,either at the same neck position,or above the instrument up by the guitar’s head.
On tambourine, shaker,bells,clave,and orchestral percussion,the Superbottle offers astounding clarity and realism.And unlike most large diaphragm microphone,the Superbottle can be positioned quite close to a percussive source without distortion or undue proximity effect.Start by placing the microphone about a foot from percussive instruments. Moving the mic closer will emphasize detail and tone,as well as decreasing the proportion of ambient room sound on a track.More distant placement will yield a natural,roomy sound that blend easily with other rhythm instruments.
The Superbottle’s fast transient response,crisp highs,and ability to handle high sound pressure levels make it an ideal mic for recording drums,For kit and hand drums,begin by placing the microphone two to four inches above the rim or hoop (where the head is secured to the shell).Angle the capsule toward the player’s stick or hand to pick up more attack and definition.Turning the capsule toward the shell will soften the sharp attack of a hand drum,or pick up more of the bright,cracking buzz from a snare.Moving the microphone closer to a drum generally increases the low end,shell resonance , and separation from other sound sources,while more distant placement emphasizes the interaction of the drum and the environment,producing a blended,airier sound.
Transducer Type £º Condenser Pressure gradient
Frequency Pattern £º Cardioid
Frequency range £º20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity £º 33mV/Pa at 1kHz
Rated Impedance £º 150Ω
Rated Load Impedance £º1kΩ
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% £º 140dB
S/N Ratio £º 89dB-A (IEC 651)
Noise Leve £º 9.0dB-A(IEC651)
Dynamic Range £º 133dB(@2.5kΩ )
Maximum output voltage £º 800 mV
Power Requirement £º 48 V ± 4 V
This Microphone or related part is warranted under the conditions outlined below to its original ,registered owner, provided the purchase was made from an authorized Gottomix dealer.
This microphone or related part is guaranteed to remain free from operating defects from the date purchase,In the event that service is required,all necessary parts and labor will be furnished free of charge during this period except for tubes,which are guaranteed for 90 days against defects.This warranty is void if the serial number has been defaced.The warranty is void if the equipment is altered,misused,mishandled,or is serviced by any parties not authorized by Gottomix. The warranty does include transportation costs incurred unless arranged in advance.Gottomix reserves the make changes in design and improve upon its products without obligation to install these improvement in any of its products previously manufactured.This warranty is in lieu all expressed or implied.
In keeping with our policy of continued product improvement,Gottomix reserve the right to alter specifications without prior notice.
The Gottomix Superbottle studio Microphone is famous for its warm sound and well-balanced characteristics. Equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with directional patterns: cardioid, it offers a 9dB improvement in signal-to-noise over its predecessor. And the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect. The Gottomix Superbottle also makes a great main mic for band or home studio recordings, as well as a spot mic for single instruments. Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz; impedance rated at 150 ohms. The Gottomix Superbottle weighs1.25Kg with a Shockmount and a windscreen, and comes in a wooden jeweler's box.