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Articles Tagged Vocals

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/27/15 08:52 AM,
    Eclectic New Orleans funk band Galactic utilizes a variety of microphones from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik for stage and studio work. Blending funk and jazz with other genres, Galactic tours widely in support of their albums and often features such guest artists as Corey Glover, lead vocalist for Living Colour. Galactic front of house engineer Ryan Jones states, “Telekunken’s M80 dynamic is an extremely versatile transducer.  It sounds great on anything I put in front of it, but I especially love using… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015
    dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 02/26/15 02:54 PM,
    The annual Governors Ball, held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center after this year’s Academy Awards show in LA featured Grammy winner Sergio Mendes, who performed songs with special guest using several DPA Microphones d:facto vocal microphones. Selected by Mendes production manager John Baker, wired and wireless versions of the d:facto mics were used for vocals by Mendes, and the three female singers who performed centerstage for their roughly 45-minute set. Baker also… View this story
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  • Monday, February 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 02/09/15 07:43 AM,
    Popular southern gospel group the Gaither Vocal Band , winners of two Grammy Awards and 17 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, is now utilizing Shure digital wireless and vocal microphones for live performances. With changes in FCC wireless audio regulations and growing channel congestion, the band’s lead audio engineer, Eddy Houk from Majestic Productions, started a search for reliable wireless systems that would support advanced frequency management. With a touring show featuring 10 artists and numerous wireless audio channels to… View this story
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  • Thursday, February 05, 2015
    dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 02/05/15 02:29 PM,
    British pop/rock band Level 42 recently introduced a selection of DPA Microphones into its live sound gear, including the company’s d:facto vocal mics, d:vote 4099 instrument mics for brass and toms, and a d:dicate 4011 cardioid recording mic for ride cymbal. A mainstay of the British music scene for over three decades, the band is currently undergoing an audio transition that has seen them switch to DPA mics and introduce in-ear monitors so they can do away with a “stage… View this story
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  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 07:39 PM,
    At the annual Winter NAMM show, Taylor Guitars has hosted performances in its demo room by an array of eclectic artists who over the years have included Taylor Swift, Jason Mraz, Coheed & Cambria, Night Ranger, Plain White T’s, Steven Curtis Chapman, Damn Yankees, Barenaked Ladies, Christopher Cross, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), and many others. For more than a decade, wireless microphone and instrument systems used on the performance stage, as well as in the guitar manufacturer’s dealer meetings,… View this story
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  • shure
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 05:57 PM,
    Shure has introduced PG ALTA microphones, a new line of entry level microphones that include advanced design features for professional sound at a budget-conscious price. The complete family includes 14 new products—including vocal and instrument microphones, drum kits, and a studio kit—designed for small venues, aspiring musicians, and home recording sessions. “PG ALTA microphones are designed for anyone seeking great sound, durability, and style. They are easy to use and help produce great results across the board,” says Matt Engstrom,… View this story
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  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 01/27/15 02:57 PM,
    Sound designer and front of house engineer Greg Walsh utilized a selection of DPA microphones to capture the sound of Kate Bush’s recent “Before the Dawn” concert series at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Walsh specified DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 mics for a number of instruments, including percussionist Mino Cinelu’s rig, where they worked well on the bougarabou, djembe and floor tom. He also applied a d:dicate 4011 recording mic as a “central focus” mic for shakers and other handheld percussion, wireless… View this story
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  • Tuesday, January 06, 2015
    dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 01/06/15 03:04 PM,
    Live mix engineer Verlaine Levis formerly thought that DPA microphones, but since using a selection of them on the current Cats On Trees tour, he notes that his initial perception was off-base. “When DPA’s French distributor, Audio², gave me the opportunity to try the company’s microphones with Cats On Trees, I was happy to accept the challenge,” Levis explains. “It didn’t take long to discover that these great microphones have beefy pickups and are perfectly suited to rock and pop… View this story
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  • Monday, December 08, 2014
    PSW Staff 12/08/14 09:14 AM,
    Coinciding with the reopening of an iconic Manhattan venue, PBS recently broadcast a 60-minute primetime special, Michael Feinstein at The Rainbow Room, as part of its Fall Arts Festival programming. A DPA microphone user, Feinstein’s long-time production manager and front of house engineer Andy Brattain ensured that the performer’s microphone of choice was used for the taping, which included a variety show and a series of big band performances. As a result, several DPA microphones were used for the production,… View this story
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  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/18/14 02:31 PM,
    Noted singer-songwriter Edwin McCain plays a concert schedule of more than 300 nights a year backed by the Edwin McCain Band, utilizing a Harman’s AKG WMS4500 wireless system for his acoustic and electric guitars and another WMS4500 system with an HT4500 wireless transmitter and C535 capsule for his vocals. “The C535 is the perfect complement to the sound of my voice,” McCain notes, citing the condenser microphone’s ability to reproduce all the nuances of his voice from rough-edged to smooth… View this story
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