#LondonEyeEP: Frank Hamilton and sE Electronics First to Record EP on EDF Energy London Eye

London (PRWEB UK) 8 July 2013

Frank Hamilton has become the first singer-songwriter to record a full EP entitled #LondonEyeEP in just one rotation on the EDF Energy London Eye. With the help of sE Electronics microphones, #LondonEyeEP was recorded on the 24th of March in a glass capsule circling over 400 feet above London and released as a video EP on the 1st of July 2013.

Read the full story at: http://www.seelectronics.com/news/2013/07/05/frank-hamilton-londoneyeep-and-se-microphones

Frank Hamilton is a London based singer-songwriter, well known for his #OneSongAWeek campaign where he wrote, recorded and released a new song every week in 2012. He has collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner, Ryan Keen and Lauren Aquiland among other artists. His Best Of album featuring 21 of the best songs from #OneSongAWeek instantly climbed to #1 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter album chart and #21 in the overall album chart.

sE Electronics was first approached by Frank Hamilton about his #LondonEyeEP concept in early 2013. His ambitious idea of recording a 4-track EP in under 30 minutes with a 3-piece band in a glass capsule rotating 443 feet above central London was something they could not overlook.

On the morning of the #LondonEyeEP recording, the crew set up the microphones and stands and carried them in to the already-moving EDF Energy London Eye capsule. An interesting challenge was the lack of any power source in the pod, meaning the sE Electronics RNR1 ribbon mic and three sE4 small capsule condenser mics all had to rely on the laptop’s battery as a power source.

Frank Hamilton says, Recording in a glass bowl (450 feet above the River Thames) was always going to be a logistical nightmare but it was made infinitely easier by the support and expertise of sE Electronics and their microphones. We used the RNR1 (which I’ve wanted to try for ages) on my vocals and all of us were blown away by the warmth and the ease at which it sat in the mix (with very little EQ). The SE4’s we used on my guitar did the business as usual – I’ve used them before and I’m almost certain we’ll use them on the album.

Franks #LondonEyeEP features the following four tracks: