Scopelabs presents:


the first ever microphone with a built in compressor

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this is the Periscope

Periscope is the first phantom power operated (+48V@10mA) microphone with a built in compressor. It allows you to instantaneously achieve a colourful, rich and organic sound effect on all your recordings.

It’s somewhere between the SSL talkback compressor or a Dictaphone both of which have been widely used on thousands of records to achieve those punchy drums or that tight sound that brings so much depth to a recording. In the old days engineers used a "punch mic" around the drum kit, a few feet away from the singer or in a special corner of the live room, fed it through a Class A preamp, cranked it up and then smashed it through a compressor to glue the sound of a multi mic'd performance.

The Periscope has been designed to combine all these elements in a convenient phantom powered microphone in a "set and forget fashion". The Periscope brings something really pretty special to your recordings regardless of the size of your studio, or sophistication of your gear. For the past two years, the Periscope team have been working on this product and testing it with a network of well-known and discerning producers and engineers to make sure we weren’t the only ones loving its sound.

In September 2019 we will be giving 100 of you the opportunity to get your hands on one of these little beauties when we launch a Kickstarter campaign.


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Scopelabs 2019