Neat Microphones, a division of Gibson Brands, are now available at Sam Ash! Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Brands, announced ““The time for entirely new thinking in how microphones are designed, manufactured, and applied is overdue—not only to benefit professionals, but also to create products that improve the audio experience of all consumers.”

Neat’s goal is nothing less than creating the next generation of microphones by introducing innovation at all stages of the production process—research and design, manufacturing, testing, and look and feel. Neat president Skipper Wise emphasizes that “Our products are designed to sound better, look better, and be simpler to operate. But we also want to pass the torch of musical creativity and excellence to the next generation—and part of that is providing next-generation recording tools.”

(left to right) Martins Saulespurens, Skipper Wise, Martin Wolf, Ken Niles
(left to right) Martins Saulespurens, Skipper Wise, Martin Wolf, Ken Niles

Models include the Neat Worker Bee, an internally shock-mounted 25 mm medium diaphragm capsule, combined with custom Class A discrete electronics, that can handle high sound pressure levels with a wide frequency and dynamic range.

While the Worker Bee is the perfect complement for guitar amps, brass, live recordings, drums,and other “big” sounds, it retains a level of detail that brings out the nuances in vocals, plucked instruments like acoustic guitar, percussion, and much more. The Neat King Bee is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that is ideal for applications requiring low noise and high sensitivity and excels for vocals, drums, electric guitar, piano, and most acoustic instruments, including complex sources like saxophones, flutes, and strings.