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Mixing Bass and Drums – tips from GRAMMY Museum’s sound engineer David Trau

Posted by Andrew Sorrill on

David Trau is head sound engineer at the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre. Here are some of his preferred tips and tricks for mixing bass and drums as well as his favourite microphone choices for those instruments.

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Hollie Smith On Tour With AKG In-Ear Monitors and D7 Microphone

Posted by Joni Benton on

Hollie's latest album Water or Gold was recorded using the legendary C12VR Tube microphone and the AKG C314 multi-pattern large diaphragm microphone both of which showcase her powerhouse vocals. After Hollie Smith's album release tour she is now on the road with her Water or Gold Acoustic Tour. Milo Kerrigan, Hollie's FOH engineer, has recently convinced Hollie to ditch the stage monitors and try wireless in-ears. AKG IVM4500 IEM is the only wireless in-ear monitoring system featuring binaural room simulation that provides musicians, vocalists and presenters with a uniquely natural listening experience, great for those who are new to in-ear's....

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AKG BY HARMAN LAUNCHES C7 REFERENCE CONDENSER VOCAL MICROPHONE

Posted by Joni Benton on

AKG by HARMAN have just debuted the AKG C7 reference condenser vocal microphone. Featuring specially engineered circuitry and custom-designed components, the C7 provides clear, powerful sound, while preventing feedback, handling noise and pop noise. The rugged enclosure is engineered to withstand the most demanding live performance environments. The C7 provides legendary AKG sound quality thanks to the custom-tuned super-cardioid condenser capsule. The AKG engineering team carefully blind tested each step of the development process, creating a mic with pristine clarity and a sparkling high end that lets the singer’s voice shine through. In addition, the C7 handles extremely high SPL...

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AKG by HARMAN Hits All the Right Notes for Passenger Tour

Posted by Joni Benton on

AKG microphones and wireless system help bring out subtleties in British singer’s soulful, intimate performances   MELBOURNE, Australia—AKG by HARMAN is the microphone brand of choice for British solo artist Passenger. The singer-songwriter best known for his chart-topping 2013 single “Let Her Go” is currently on tour in Australia in support of his newest album, Whispers II, which came out last year. Simon Kemp, front of house (FOH) engineer for the Passenger tour who has worked with Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones, has used AKG products on tour for many years. Kemp said the goal for...

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AKG Artist NZ: Hollie Smith

Posted by Joni Benton on

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & celebrated musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the NZ charts & became one of the biggest & iconic singles in NZ history. This set the stage for her debut album ‘Long Player’ released in 2007 which went straight to number one on the NZ charts. This multi platinum selling album was followed with sold out national tours...

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