My name is Hugh Covill and I sell “NUDE” microphones. I work in pro audio but not recording per se these days. Most of my work now is in consulting, acoustic modelling and project management. This has meant that I’ve got to do a fair amount of OS travelling. I started to meet folks on these trips that were manufacturers. Some of these folks were producing microphones and I started collecting some of them to add to my own collection. This has now burgeoned into a small microphone business. NUDE Microphones now has close working relationships with several microphone manufacturers. They build microphones for us to our bespoke specifications. The manufacturers are Chinese and East European. We also have parts suppliers that we work closely with in Russia and China. Some of the microphones I offer are evolutions of particular manufacturers OEM lines and these are branded and on-sold by a range of companies with a significant mark-up. NUDE’s value proposition is simple – Low Cost, Superb Sonic Quality Microphones. The advantage of buying NUDE microphones is that you are dealing direct with someone who loves microphones and is committed to offering the best that the lower-cost manufacturing plants have to offer. I have established relationships with a range of suppliers now and choose to work with them on the basis of their engineering practice, a shared joy of microphones and commitment to manufacturing quality assurance. I am not a faceless corporation, I have a conversation with most NUDE Microphone buyers and >80% of folks who buy a NUDE Microphone return to buy another!