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guitar heroes The DMS700 conqueres the strings

NEW & EXCLUSIVE Superstars reveal their miking secrets

METAlliance C414 XLII & C414 XLS earn METAlliance certification

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aerosmith Pedro abrunhosa a. belem & v. emanuel Pepe aguilar amon amarth anna f. aroarah bassa band the black sheep Jack blades/nightranger blassportgruppe südwest bootsy Collins lars brogaard brooks & dunn rebekka bakken Justin bieber alexander bisenz adam blackstone vera böhnisch terry bozzio luz Casal dragonforce dreieck Candy dulfer kat dyson

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brian Montgomery Motherjane wiener Musikverein dave natale one Call ian Paice Mike Phillips red bull brandwagen red bull Music academy willi resetarits katja rieckermann busta rhymes luis ribeiro rockapella russkaja Carlos sancha alejandro sanz scholarship of sound Mike scott shaolin Monks los secretos seer sepultura tommy shaw Jay shellen

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What’s the best way of miking a flute? Grammy Award-winning flutist Steve Pageot tells you how. Steve is one of four top professionals revealing their secrets in our brand-new category.

Summing up a successful international tour with Billy Idol, guitar players Billy Morrison and Grammy Award winner Steve Stevens credit the DMS700 as THE wireless system for fat-sounding guitars.


The times, they are a-changin’ The sound remains the same Since 1947, AKG has been synonymous with premium sound quality for musicians, sound engineers and music aficionados alike. Building upon our rich heritage, we are reintroducing the AKG brand under one consistent identity. By creating a uniform look and feel, both our professional and consumer lines of microphones and headphones will be able to leverage the name and reputation that has been trusted by the music industry for the past 65 years. While certain aesthetic elements may change – such as the logo and packaging design – the products, price and brand promise remain the same. We continue to stand for the best sound quality and most reliable equipment, born of our passion for music. Guitarists and bassists who were initially critical of wireless technology are amazed by the AKG sound with its distortion–free bass and pristine reproduction even in high–frequency ranges. Guitar legends Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison, Pete Thorn, Rusty Anderson and Gavin Rossdale (Bush) enjoy the excellence of AKGs audio quality from the groundbreaking, and still unique, digital wireless transmission system of the DMS700. In 2012 AKG will launch the DMS70, the first digital wireless system for regular users, with uncompromising audio quality equal to the DMS700. Simple to operate, it will deliver 100% studio sound and can be used worldwide without registration or license fees. For AKG this represents a further step into emerging markets. We proudly present popular artists from territories like India and China. Last but not least, we now provide more hands–on information from the pros than ever before: Groove Doctor Rick Latham, Grammy Award–winning flutist Steve Pageot, Latin percussionist Prof. Jose Cortijo and the Fii–beatbox marathon world record holder reveal the intimate secrets of how they use their equipment onstage worldwide. We hope you will enjoy AKG’s subtle brand changes as much as you do our products. And whether you’re an artist, producer, sound technician or music lover, we look forward to many more years of helping you find the perfect sound. Yours,

Walther Rührig, Artist & Key Customer Relations, AKG Acoustics

AKG takes a further step and brings its classic sound into emerging markets. We proudly present a fine selection of artists from India and China, including Sunidhi Chauhan, Liu Huan, and many more.

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MobilÉe

breitenbaCh RED BULL BRANDWAGEN

Mobilée supported Roxette on their complete 2011 German tour. Mobilée will release their debut album “Walking on a Twine” in spring 2012.

“I believe that if you want to achieve what you desire you have to go with the best. My wireless AKG–setup and the sound of the D7 make me feel whole on stage. AKG for my voice, ears and fingers!”

d5

d7 LTD

Extremely rugged vocal mic featuring AKG´s patented laminated Varimotion diaphragm, for crisp sound that cuts through every mix.

Reference dynamic vocal microphone creates the subtle and open sound of a condenser capsule with the powerful resonance of a dynamic microphone.

Genre:

Pop

Genre:

Indie-Rock

Origin:

Duisburg, Germany

Origin:

Frankfurt, Germany

Band:

Caroline Wolter – vocals Alexander Schroer – acoustic–guitar, ukulele, Markus Bücken – electric–guitar, mandolin, back-ground-vocals, Kai Schumacher – piano, keyboards, accordion, xylophone; Thorsten Schwesinger – drums Thomas Kennel – bass

Band:

Toby Breitenbach – vocals and guitar Pogo TS – drums Robby Siemens – bass

Links: 4

www.mobileeband.de

Actual album:

Starting over

Link:

http://www.breitenbach.tv/


3 feet sMaller

sChMidt

“The AKG PT470 sounds as brilliant as a cable but gives us the freedom to rock´n´roll without boundaries!”

Schmidt just completed her tour as Melanie C’s special guest. In six cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Schmidt was part of the show, during which she wowed not only the audience, but also her “big sister” from the UK, Melanie C.

wMs470 PT Flexible and expandable, the WMS470 professional analog UHF wireless system is the best choice for a cost-efficient, high-performance multichannel system. A revolutionary power management allows up to 14 hours of operation with one AA-size lithium battery.

ht4500 C5 Analog wireless handheld transmitter with leadingedge dipole-antenna technology. Offers optimum performance even when the antenna is covered and is perfect for long-distance applications.

Rock

Genre:

Origin:

Austria

Origin:

Berlin, Germany

Band:

Marcus Smaller – guitar, vocals The General – guitar, vocals Roberto Franko – drums The Reverend – bass, vocals

Occupation:

Singer, songwriter

Current album:

Above Sin City

Worked with:

Guy Chambers, Melanie C

Links:

http://www.femmeschmidt.com/news

Genre:

Releases:

“December 32nd” (2009) “Five Years of Bowling Punk” (Live DVD) (2005) “3rd Strike” (2004) “Insert Album Title Here ...” (2002)

Links:

http://www.3feetsmaller.at/

Pop, jazz

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BOOTSY COLLINS FUNK UNIVERSITY

Prof. Jose Cortijo Mobilee

C680 BL: Discontinued !!!

“In my opinion, the instrument should have the sound I am looking for right from the start. The mic is there to record this sound without my having to use a lot of knobs and plug-ins.” “That’s why I work with AKG mics both live and here in my studio.” C414 XLS The C414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C414 B–ULS, the most popular AKG C414 version since 1971. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most versatile large-diaphragm microphone for decades.

Genre:

Jazz, world

Origin:

Barcelona, Spain

Occupation:

Musician, tutor, composer, author

Instruments: Percussions Worked with:   6

Al Jarreau, Nina Corti, Chris Thompson, The Supremes, Thomas Anders, Jon Lord, Peter Kraus, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Conexión Latina, NDR-Big-Band, among others

Releases: Rössler/Vogt/Mayer–Mendez “Between The–Times” Michael Arlt & USA Organ Trio “The Drivin' Beat” Hugo/Keil/Cortijo “Latinoamerica” Abdullah Ibrahim “Ekapa Lodumo” Stefan Wiesbrock “Sieben fette Jahre” Fragile “Inside Of Me” Peter Kraus “Nimm dir Zeit” Links:

http://web.me.com/josecortijo


naJib aMhali To guarantee constant volume of the shaker’s sound despite all the moving back and forth, the best place for the mic is above the instrument while it is being played. That way you get the instrument’s entire sound spectrum.

Najib Amhali was voted “Best Dutch Comedian” for 5 consecutive years!

http://ju.mp/shakeswaves

If the mic is placed in front, then the sound is louder when the player moves forward, which can really change the impression of the grooves. http://ju.mp/wakahshaker

dht700 d7 The DHT700 digital handheld transmitter comes with a robust and slim metal body and with the D7 dynamic microphone it delivers a powerful sound, even on the noisiest stage.

Genre:

Stand-up comedy

Origin:

Nador, Morocco

Occupation:

Comedian, actor, writer

Worked with:

Hans Teuween, Kim van Kooten

Noteable Works:

Vol Is Vol (Full is Full), Veni Vidi Vici, Most Wanted, Alles Komt Goed (All will end up well)

Awards:

Pall Mall Export Prijs (1995), Jury en Publieksprijs (Jury & publicprice) van het Leids cabaretfestival (1998)

Links:

http://www.najibamhali.nl/

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fii “The high definition D5 sounds like a condenser, but still has all of the characteristics of an amazing dynamic. There is only one mic for me – my green BBB DFive!” bbb dFive The BBB DFive has been appointed the official Beatbox Battle® championships microphone for the coming years. An optimized internal windscreen prevents wind noise even in lip-contact use, without altering the accurate high-frequency response.

Genre:

Beatboxing, hip-hop

Origin:

Austria

Awards:

Los Angeles Music Award 2011 Guinness Book of Records – Longest Marathon Human Beatbox

Releases:

Power to the People

Current album:

VoxBox

Links:

http://www.fii.at/

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Beatboxing like a champion The Beatboxer takes advantage of the natural proximity effect of a microphone. In the process the bass frequency range can be raised to 10/15dB, which causes the sound to be extremely powerful if the microphone is held very near to the mouth or even pressed to the lips. In order to amplify the high tones appropriately, the mic has to be held very close to the nose to get a crystal clear high hat or cymbal simulation. The microphone is the Beatboxer’s instrument; in order to create an individual style and sound, the position of the microphone has to be changed again and again during rehearsal so that all facets of the possible tone colors can be explored.


life ball Just under a hundred radio systems (DMS700, WMS4500, IVM4500 In–Ear Monitoring) have been used on numerous stages with the complete AKG Premium Microphony (D7, D5, C5, MicroMic, C414, C4500, C451, D40, C577, etc.).

“The best sound at one of the most opulent parties in the world is a real challenge.” Walther Rührig, Artist & Key Customer Relations, AKG Acoustics

dMs700 The first professional digital wireless microphone system is designed to deliver premium digital audio quality and, with a bandwidth of up to 155MHz, flexibility for even the most crowded radio environment.

dMs700

ivM4500

wMs4500

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College battle of the bands RED BULL BRANDWAGEN

PlatinuM hit “We needed to capture the essence of what was being performed. A superior mic like the C414 XLS has the reputation of excellence in the industry and we know AKG equipment won’t let us down during taping. We have no time to deal with faulty technology.”

“We’re thrilled about the C214 condenser mic and MKII headphones. We engineer our own records, so owning top-quality gear amplifies the whole experience. I truly appreciate the improvement in equipment quality we’ve earned. Hearing yourself at your best inspires you to create at your best.”

Walter Earl, Platinum Hit Technical Music Advisor http://www.bravotv.com/platinum–hit/season–1/about

Kessiah Gordon; Guitarist and vocalist, “Land of Pines” (Battle Winner 2011) http://www.collegebattleofthebands.com/

C214 The C214 captures sound by combining one capsule of the legendary C414 dual–capsule system and the patented AKG Back–Plate Technology, resulting in an outstanding performance close to the famous C414 XLII.

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C414 XLS

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C451

k240

wMs450


Magnus D5 lindgren

royal rePubliC

In 2010 Magnus Lindgren performed with his band exclusively for the great Quincy Jones, who expressed his admiration for Magnus and the band.

Pt450 The PT450 is an analog pocket transmitter in a small, rugged housing. Its infrared data link, along with the automatic frequency setup, makes the PT450 extremely simple to use.

“Shortly after we got together it all began to get really serious. After the second or third rehearsal, it was already obvious that we all had huge plans with Royal Republic. It felt so new and exciting.”

ivM4500 IVM4500 IEM is the only wireless in-ear monitoring system featuring a binaural room simulation that provides musicians, vocalists and presenters with a uniquely natural listening experience.

Genre:

Jazz

Genre:

Britpop, punk and funk-influenced / alternative roc

Origin:

Västerås, Sweden

Origin:

Malmö, Sweden

Band:

Saxophone, drum, guitar and bass

Band:

Worked with:

Nils Landgren, Rigmor Gustafsson, Till Brönner, Herbie Hancock, Ivan Lins

Adam Grahn – vocals Hannes Irengård – guitar Jonas Almén – bass Per Andreasson – drums

Awards:

Grammy winner for his big band album “Paradise open” Winner of the “Golden Disc” for best jazz album of the year Winner of the Swedish Radio poll for best jazz album of the year

Actual Album:

We Are the Royal

Releases:

All Because of You (EP) (2009)

http://www.magnuslindgren.com/

Links:

www.royalrepublicband.com

Links:

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steve Pageot photo by Joseph Bellantoni

“Within minutes of using AKG’s P820 Tube microphone, it was as if I had found the love of my life.”

P820 Steve Pageot was slated to work on the final studio album for Michael Jackson, and though the opportunity will now never materialize, he still counts it as a blessing.

The Perception P820 Tube high-performance multi-pattern tube microphone is an excellent tool for highlighting lead vocals and instruments. With its dual one-inch diaphragm capsule and the advanced ECC83 dual-triode circuitry, the Perception P820 Tube delivers real tube sound and raises the bar in its class of affordable tube microphones.

Genre:

R&B, hip–hop, pop

Award:

GRAMMY for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (2003)

Origin:

Montreal, Quebec

Links:

Occupations:

Producer, engineer, composer, musician, clinician

http://www.myspace.com/stevepageot http://www.imdb.me/StevePageot

Instruments:

Flute, keys

Actual Album:

Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (2003)

Worked with:

Aretha Franklin, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Talib Kweli, Snoop Dogg, Krayzie Bone, New Edition, and others

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D5 triggerfinger photo by Dirk Wolf, www.dirkwolf.com

There are many ways to mic up your flute, and the right mic placement is the secret key to capturing the different tones that can be produced while playing.

“The C4500 is a killermic for guitar!” Ruben Block, vocals and guitars

Standing 2 to 3 inches away from the mic while playing allows me to get a warm and breathy sound for smooth passages in a song.

C4500 BC Playing right above the microphone helps me produce amazing bright tones. Placing the mouthpiece slightly to the side of the microphone enables me to play aggressively without overloading its capsule.

The C4500 BC was originally designed for on-air broadcast work. Its exceptional low self-noise and its 165dB maximum SPL capability also make the C4500 BC a great tool for close-miking of loud instruments like bass drums, brass instruments and guitar amps.

Origin:

Alternative rock

Genre:

Antwerp, Belgum

Band:

Ruben Block – guitars and vocals, Mario Goossens – drums “Monsieur Paul” Van Bruystegem – bass Per Andreasson – Drums

Releases:

What Grabs Ya? (2008) Triggerfinger (2004)

Actual Album:

All This Dancin’ Around

Links:

http://triggerfinger.be/

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Billy Morrison

“With the body, warmth and tone, one could have easily assumed the sound ran through a cable. It sounded bigger than anything else I’ve used. AKG’s features are easy to use and set up, and pairing that with a wireless system that doesn’t drop out, sounds huge and has the legacy of AKG behind it, you really can’t ask for anything more.”

DPT700 The DPT700 digital body-pack transmitter is designed to deliver premium digital audio and a selectable radio output power of 10mW, 20mW, 30mW or 50mW.

Genre:

Rock´n´roll

Origin:

Bromley, London

Worked with: Camp Freddy, as members of The Cult, Stimulator, Doheny, Circus Diablo, Billy Idol, Shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest musicians, including: Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler, Slash, Robbie Williams, Lou Reed, Ronnie Wood, Jerry Cantrell

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Releases: Stimulator (2008) Circus Diablo (2007) The Cult – Music without Fear DVD (2001) Current album:

Be Yourself EP (2011)

Links:

http://www.billymorrison.net/

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steve stevens “It’s absolutely night and day,” stated Stevens, comparing AKG wireless systems to those he previously used on tour. “I am still shocked as to just how much difference the DRS700 wireless system makes to our tone, both throughout the crowd fill and on-stage.” dsr700 The DSR700 digital two-channel receiver offers an ultrawide bandwidth of up to 155MHz for reliable operation with great flexibility. The receiver finds interference-free channels and synchronizes the corresponding setup data to the transmitter via infrared.

• Genre: Genre:

Experimental Rock Rock´n´roll

Origin: • Origin:

Brooklyn, New York New York, USA

Worked with:

Michael Jackson, Robert Palmer, Peter Criss, Ian Williams Guitar, Levin, Loops Billy Idol Terry Bozio,–Tony

• Band:

Awards: Releases:

• Cooperations with:

Keyboards Dave Konopka – Guitar, Bass, Loops Grammy Award (Top Gun Soundtrack) John Stanier – Drums, Percussion

Top Gun Anthem (1986) Gary Newman, Mattias Agauyo, Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) and Atomic Playboy (1989)

Summing up a successful international tour with Billy Idol, guitar players Billy Morrison and Grammy Award winner Steve Stevens credit AKG with clear, fat–sounding guitars and sound that doesn’t drop out. With an AKG DSR700 wireless system receiver, the two internationally acclaimed artists brought Billy Idol’s music to life in front of hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide.

Releases:

Flamenco.A.Go.Go (1999) Black Light Syndrome (Levin, Bozzio, Stevens, 1997) Situation Dangerous (Levin, Bozzio, Stevens, 2000)

Current album:

Memory Crash (2008)

Links:

http://billyidol.net/steve–stevens/ http://www.backstageaxxess.com/index.php/interviews/ 491–steve–stevens–backstageaxxess–interview

Yamantaka Eye (Boredoms)

• Actual Album:

Gloss Drop

• Links:

http://www.3feetsmaller.at/

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ALEX GONZALES “I discovered my passion for playing drums when I was five years old. I started playing to the radio with pots from my mom’s kitchen and cardboard boxes I’d get from the supermarket.” Times have changed since then; Alex hits the drums harder now and uses only the best equipment. “I’ve use my CM311 microphones for 16 years now and they are still going strong”

Genre:

Rock

Origin:

Florida, USA

Occupations:

Drummer, vocalist

Band:

Maná

Releases: Maná Flata Amor Cuando los Ángeles Lloran Sueños Líquidos Revolución de Amor   16

CM311 Designed for touring and live-sound applications, the CM311 sounds like the best handheld microphones: full, clear and distortion-free, even with the loudest singers. Users of CM311 say that their house mix is better because the mic’s isolation is nearly complete.

Links:

http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Alex_Gonzalez.html http://www.mana.com.mx/


Moby

Chris trevett

Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has also co-written, produced or remixed music for David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Public Enemy, Guns´n´Roses, Metallica and many more.

“I saw a pair of these headphones (K702) on the producer’s desk at Sound Stage Studios, and I tried them on because I was in the market for some new headphones. They were the most amazing sounding headphones I have ever heard and knew I had to have them.”

dMs700

k702

AKG’s DMS700 delivers premium digital audio quality and features quick and easy operation. A bandwidth of up to 155MHz, provides the necessary flexibility needed for worldwide touring even at the most crowded radio environment.

The K702s reference studio headphones for precision listening, mixing and mastering. They combine an extremely accurate response with agility and spaciousness. The K702s are individually tested and serial-numbered.

• Genre: Genre:

Experimental Rock techno, hard rock Pop, electronica,

Genre:

Pop, R&B

Origin: • Origin:

Harlem, New York,New USA York City

Origin:

UK

Occupation:

Singer, guitarist, DJ, producer

Occupation:

Producer, mix engineer, songwriter, consultant

Awards:

Keyboards DaveMusic Konopka – Guitar, (2000, Bass, Loops MTV Europe Awards 2002) JohnVideo Stanier Music – Drums,Awards Percussion(2000, 2001, 2002) MTV NME Music Awards (2001)

Worked with:

Billy Ocean, Erykah Badu, Britney Spears, R Kelly, Hi Five, and many more

Awards:

2 Grammy Awards Donnie McClurkin Best Soul Gospel Album (2003) Erykah Badu Best R&B Album (1997)

Links:

http://christrevett.com/

• Band:

• Cooperations with:

Ian Williams – Guitar, Loops

Gary Newman, Mattias Agauyo, Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) and

Current album:

Destroyed (2011) Yamantaka Eye (Boredoms)

Links:

www.moby.com

• Actual Album: • Links:

Gloss Drop

http://www.3feetsmaller.at/

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riCk lathaM “AKG is legendary – it’s the standard in microphones, so it’s an honor to be associated with a company whose products have been a part of my equipment list for decades.”

groove PaCk The Perception Groove Pack is a high-performance microphone starter kit with a sensational price/ performance ratio. It contains everything you need to perfectly capture the sound of a complete drum set.

Genre:

Funk, jazz

Origin:

USA

Occupations:

Drummer, author, teacher

Band:

Rick Latham and the Groove Doctors

Releases:

Live and Loaded (CD) Groove Doctors (CD)

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Releases:

Advanced Funk Studies (Book) Contemporary Drumset Techniques (Book) All about the Groove (DVD) Rick Latham and the Groove Doctors (CD)

Links:

www.ricklatham.com


DWEEZIL

ZAPPA

Pete thorn In most day-to-day type club situations, three mics would work with great results, usually kick, snare and overhead or kick and two overheads. Remember dynamics on drums and condenser for hat and cymbals. This is a good basic rule to follow.

“DMS700 works flawlessly and sounds amazing. It really is the best system I’ve ever used in my career. It’s absolutely indistinguishable from an actual cable plugged into my guitar. When I use DMS700, it’s one less worry I have about my performance.”

dPt700

On the other hand, close miking is often used for a more precise and controllable, in your face presence: thus a mic on every drum plus the high hat and two overhead mics for stereo imaging.

The DPT700 body-pack transmitter offers supreme wireless audio quality. Even guitarists and bass players who had been skeptical about wireless technology love the undistorted bass and uncolored high end of the digital AKG sound.

Genre:

Rock, pop

Origin:

Los Angeles, California

Occupation:

Guitar Nerd

Worked with:

James Blunt, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Cornell, Jewel, Alicia Keys and Don Henley, among others

Current album:

Guitar Nerd (2011)

Links:

www.peterthorn.com/ 19


Farnell Newton

stabe wilson

photo by Adrian Adel

“AKG gives me the confidence to perform at my highest ability. I know I sound great while using my mics and the album is a testament to that.” C214 The C214 large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been designed as a cost-effective alternative to the high-end C414 family. Like the C414, the C214 offers a supreme one-inch capsule on an integrated suspension to reduce mechanical noise.

“I am proudly using AKG in-ear monitors as well as their wireless microphone system WMS4500 with the C519 M microphone. I also use love their WMS40 Pro Guitar system as a wireless system for my EWI.”

C519 M

The C519 M clips gently onto the bell of a trumpet, saxophone, trombone, tuba, didgeridoo or any other wind instrument. A unique adapter plate for body pack transmitters allows it to go wireless in a breeze.

Genre:

Jazz, R&B, Latin, funk and soul

Genre:

R&B, gospel, jazz

Origin:

Miami, Florida

Origin:

Oakland, California

Trumpeter, educator

Occupation:

Saxophonist

Occupation: Worked with:

Stevie Wonder, Biz Markie, R. Kelly, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu, Ron Isley, Bootsy Collins, Fantasia, Najee and Will Downing, among others

Releases:

Peter Krebs – Pete Krebs Trio (2008)

Links:

www.farnellnewton.com

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Bands: Stabe Wilson Band The Stabe Wilson Acoustic Trio Stabe Wilson Gospel/Jazz Ensemble Links:

www.stabewilson.com


Shari Puorto

Borislav Strulev

“We do put our hearts and souls into what we do! There's nothing I'd rather do more than perform and express what I feel through music.”

“AKG mics uses 21st-century technology to deliver the full body, tonal nuance and power of my 1777 Luigi Piattellini cello.” C411 D5

Extremly rugged vocal mic featuring AKG´s patented laminated Varimotion diaphragm, for crisp sound that cuts through every mix.

The C411 is a miniature vibration pickup for acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin and most other string instruments. Its integrated condenser capsule will reproduce the sound of the instrument clearly and without coloration.

Genre:

Blues rock

Genre:

Classical, jazz

Origin:

USA

Origin:

Moscow, Russia

Occupation:

Singer, songwriter, performer

Occupation:

Cellist, producer, music director

Band:

The Shari Puorto Experience

Awards:

Los Angeles Music Award (2010)

Releases:

Down the Road (2008)

Worked with: Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra – Köln, NÖ Tonkünstler Orchestra, among others

Links:

www.shari Puorto.com

Links:

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Mary jess

Leo Sayer

Mary Jess made world headlines for being the British student who won the Chinese version of the X Factor. She was voted the winner by an audience of 70 million who watched the programme.

At the beginning of his musical career, which lead to numberous #1 hits and platinum albums, Sayer was co-writing songs including “Giving It All Away”, which gave Roger Daltrey his first hit without The Who in 1973.

“I never wanted anything my whole life but to be a recording artist. The only reason I took Chinese was because the music business is fickle and I wanted a plan B. But, incredibly, my plan B lead to my plan A.”

HT4500 D5 The HT4500 is an analog reference wireless handheld transmitter that connects to a choice of four different microphones to cover a wide range of applications.

HT4500 D5 The D5 WL1 microphone head stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix. It is designed to perfectly fit the HT4500 handheld transmitter.

Genre:

Pop, chinese classical, chrossover

Genre:

Origin:

Gloucester, UK

Origin:

Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK

Occupation:

Singer

Occupation:

Singer, songwriter, entertainer

Instruments:

Guitar, harmonica, vocals

Notable Works: Winner of “Min Xing Chang Fan Tan” a Chinese televised talent competition Current Album:

Shine (2011)

Links:

www.mary–jess.com

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Pop, rock

Worked with: David Courtney, Roger Daltrey, Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson Releases: Voice in My Head (2005) Cool Touch (1990) Links:

www.leosayer.com


BATTLES

kane photo by Leonie van de Morte, www.leoniefotografie.nl

“Battles, their engineers and the special guest vocalists are excited to use with complete exclusivity, AKG microphones, whether it be the C5 for Kazu Makino or the D5 for Gary Numan.” c5 With the C5 professional condenser vocal microphone your voice will cut through the loudest mix – on any stage. Its cardioid polar pattern ensures maximum gain before feedback and has been optimized for use with in–ear monitor systems.

“The AKG DMS700 is everything you want.”

DPT700 This digital body-pack transmitter delivers a bunch of professional features that include a tuning range of 155MHz, switchable 50mW output power, all metal construction, infrared-sync and much more.

Genre:

Experimental rock

Genre:

Rock

Origin:

New York, USA

Origin:

Den Haag, The Netherlands

Ian Williams – guitar, loops, keyboards Dave Konopka – guitar, bass, loops John Stanier – drums, percussion

Band: Dinand Woesthoff – vocals Dennis van Leeuwen – guitars Robin Berlijn – guitar Nico Brandsen – keyboards Ivo Severijns – bass Joost Kroon – drums

Band:

Co–operations with: Gary Newman, Mattias Agauyo, Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) and Yamantaka Eye (Boredoms) Releases:

Atlas (2007)

Links:

www.bttls.com http://warp.net/records/battles

Releases: As long as you want this (2000) With or without you (2000) Links:

http://www.kane.nl/site

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aMaral Eva and Juan quickly learned to appreciate the qualitative leap that has meant moving from their old analog systems to the new digital DMS700. They stressed in particular the improved dynamics it brings to electric guitars and the fidelity and frequency response with acoustic guitars.

david bisbal RED BULL BRANDWAGEN David Bisbal is one of the bestselling Spanish artists of all times. He has received more than sixty platinum and gold certifications in Spain and America, for more than 4.5 million albums sold.

dMs700 The environment scan converts the DSR700 into a spectrum analyzer. It scans the receiver’s entire frequency band for active radio frequencies and displays the spectrum. Interference-free channels are programmed to the transmitter via infrared.

ivM4500 SPR4500 IEM in-ear-monitoring receiver provides antenna diversity and reference radio electronics design. With the “Individual mix”function a personalized monitor mix can be set up easily.

Genre:

Pop, folk, rock

Genre:

Latin pop

Origin:

Zaragoza, Spain

Origin:

Almería, Spain

Band:

Eva Amaral – vocals Juan Aguirre – guitar

Occupation:

Singer

Worked with:

Jessica Simpson, Rihanna, K’naan

Awards:

Latin Grammy Award 2003

Current album:

Una noche en el teatro real – Live (2011)

Links:

www.davidbisbal.com www.davidbisbal.co.uk

Worked with:

Moby, among others

Awards:

MTV Europe Music Award (2002), among others

Current album:

Hacia lo salvaje (2011)

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Ranjit Barot

Mihir Joshi

John McLaughlin described Ranjit as “one of the leading edges in drumming”. Ranjit is now touring Europe as part of John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, using a bunch of AKG´s C414s and C518s.

Mihir Josh was a popular radio jockey and an anchor in the entertainment industry for many years before forming the Mumbai superband Bombay Rock Project, bringing together the best of Bollywood and the Western music world.

C518 M

HT450 C5

The C518 M clamp-on microphone is the ultimate tool for recording drums and percussion. Its cardioid polar pattern rejects overspill from nearby instruments.

WMS450 combines the advantages of the premium WMS4500 electronics with the user friendliness of an entry-level system. Setting up a high performance wireless system has never been so easy.

Genre:

Jazz

Genre:

Pop, rock, Bollywood

Origin:

Mumbai, India

Origin:

Mumbai, India

Occupation:

Drummer, composer, producer

Occupation:

Vocalist, radio DJ

Worked with:

John McLaughlin, Trilok Gurtu, among others

Releases/ Appearances:

Vende Mataram (1999) Seduction (1997)

Current album:

Bada Boom (2010)

Band:

Bombay Rock Project Sanjeev Aguiar – guitar Nigel Rajaratnam – keyboard, saxophone Ishaan Krishna – bass Agnello Picardo – drums Mihir Joshi – vocals Mihir – vocals

Links:

www.ranjitbarot.com

Links:

www.mihirjoshi.co.in

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Niladri Kumar Niladri Kumar is the fifth generation of a family of professional sitar players and the son of sitar maestro Pandit Kartick Kumar. He created a unique instrument, named zitar, a combination of sitar and guitar, with which he plays his outstanding style called sitarfunk.

Ravichandra Kulur Ravi has developed a unique style of playing the flute and plays rare South Indian ragas in complicated rhythmic cycles.

C411

C555

The C411 is a miniature vibration pick-up for acoustic guitar and other string instruments on stage and in the studio. The C411 is ultralight and can be easily attached on or near the bridge without changing the balance of the instrument.

Genre: Origin:

Indian classical, fusion, sitarfunk

The C555 L high-performance head-worn condenser microphone including a transducer shock mount to reduce handling noise to a minimum. It´s moisture shield ensures a high degree of humidity protection for the microphone.

Genre:

Classical, fusion, jazz, world

Origin:

Bangalore, India

Band:

Sitarfunk

Instruments:

Bamboo flute, kanjira, percussion

Worked with:

John McLaughlin, Ustad Zakir Hussai

Projects/Bands:

Electro Flute, Ravi & Vijay Prakash Duet

India

Awards: Sangeet Natak Akademi's “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” (Instrumental Hindustani Music, 2007

Worked with: Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Steve Smith, Ian Anderson & Jethro Tull, among others

Current album:

Together (2011)

Releases:

Links:

Links: www.niladrikumar.com

Links:

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Untitled Album, Pranava, Swinda, Ravichandra Kulur

www.fluteravi.com


Nise Meruno Nise Meruno is a true all-round genius. He is an accomplished concert pianist, talented bass-baritone, composer and teacher at the Delhi School of Music. He currently helms an all-male choir called Zowe Madrigal and is working on a Naga folk and classical composition.

C5 The C5 ensures maximum gain before and is a reliable companion for tough stage jobs. An attachable presence boost adapter offers the unique choice of two sound flavors for a superior audio performance.

Sunidhi Chauhan Playback singers are an important part of the Indian film industry, as they actually sing the songs for soundtracks while actors lip-sync the songs for camera. Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the most versatile playback singers Bollywood has ever seen. She has recorded more than 2000 tracks in several Indian languages and has earned seven Best Playback Singer awards.

DHT700

The DHT700 is available in three different versions. Sunidhi Chauhan is using a dynamic D5 capsule.

Western classical, Naga folk music

Genre:

Indipop

Origin:

Nagaland, India

Origin:

New Delhi, India

Occupation:

Singer, pianist, composer, teacher

Occupation:

Playback singer

Notable works:

Handel's “Messiah” with the Jakarta Festival Chorus

Awards:

“Performer’s Award” for outstanding performance in music by the National University of Singapore (2001) Governor’s Award for Excellence in Music (2007)

Awards: Filmfare Awards (2001, 2011) Star Screen Awards (2004, 2007) Global Indian Film Awards (2011) Central European Bollywood Awards (2006, 2010), among others

Current album:

In 2008 he released a folk–fusion album titled “Beloved”

Genre:

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soulMate Soulmate have not only helped define, promote and keep the blues alive in India but have also developed a very Indian flavor within this music form. They were the only blues band to represent India at the 23rd International Blues Challenge organized by The Blues Foundation of America in Memphis, Tennessee.

liu huan RED BULL BRANDWAGEN

Liu Huan is a true Chinese pop idol. His song “Asking Myself a Thousand Times” remained at Number One on Chinese radio stations for ten weeks. On 8 August 2008, Liu performed the official theme song “You and Me” with British singer Sarah Brightman at the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing.

Pt40 MINI The WMS40 Mini wireless microphone system provides crystal clear sound and is a true plug`n`play solution. “Up and running” in a second, it is the optimum wireless solution for small stages and clubs.

dht700 d5 The DHT700 digital handheld transmitter comes with a robust and slim metal body. It delivers a powerful sound, even on the noisiest stage. The D5 stands for a crisp sound that cuts through every mix.

Genre:

Blues, soul, jazz

Genre:

Origin:

Shillong, India

Origin:

Tianjin, China

Band:

Rudy Wallang – guitar, vocals, songwriter Tipriti Kharbangar – vocals, guitar

Occupation:

Singer, songwriter, teacher

Worked with:

Wei Wei, Na Ying, Sarah Brightman

Releases:

Shillong (2005) Moving On (2009)

Notable works:

Links:

www.myspace.com/soulmateshillong

Theme song for the 1990 Asian Games (with Wei Wei) Theme song for the TV series “The Water Margin” Theme song for the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony (with Sarah Brightman)

Links:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/NM-e/78831.htm

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Mandopop


2Cellos “AKG’s classic C414 microphones provide a great, true sound that translates into any genre, including the amazing style of 2CELLOS.” Formerly cello rivals in the performance arena, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser have teamed up to create one of the most unique pop music groups to date: 2CELLOS. Within a month of uploading a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”, the video had five million hits – making the duo one of the most successful classical/crossover artists today. Relying on the IVM4500 In-Ear Monitoring system and the C414 XLS, the duo delivers crowd-pleasing performances around the world.

Genre:

Rock, classical, crossover

Origin:

Croatia

Occupation:

Cellists

Awards:

Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition (Šulic, 2009) PLG Young Artists Auditions (Hauser 2009), among others

Notable works:

Smooth Criminal YouTube video (2011)

ivM4500 IVM4500 is a reference wireless in-ear monitoring system. An integrated dbx compressor, different EQ settings, and the unique binaural room simulation algorithms provide outstanding audio performance.

Releases:

iTunes Festival London 2CELLOS Welcome to the Jungle Smooth Criminal (all 2011)

Links:

www.2cellos.com

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Band from TV ‘Band from TV’ is all about giving, with the majority of the money raised from gigs and the band's CD/DVD “Hoggin’ All the Covers” being donated back to help the charities in their endeavors. Although composed of talented actors, the band is truly about celebrating music, living the rock´n´roll fantasy and having fun while bringing classic rock´n´roll music to life. D5 The D5 delivers a powerful sound even on the noisiest stage. The dual shock mount eliminates any kind of mechanical noise for trouble–free live use. The audience will hear the pristine sound of your voice!

Genre:

Rock´n´roll

Origin:

USA

Occupations:

Actors, musicians

Band: Greg Grunberg (drums, known for “Alias”, “Heroes”) James Denton (guitar, “Desperate Housewives”) Bob Guiney (vocals, “The Bachelor”, “Date My House” Jesse Spencer (violin, “House”) Adrian Pasdar (“Heroes”, “Desperate Housewives”) Scott Grimes (keys, “American Dad”, “ER”)   30

Band: Rounding out the band are accomplished musicians Chris Kelley (Music Director), Barry Sarna (Eagles), David Leach(Ben Harper), Chris Mostert (Eagles), Brad Savage Releases: Hoggin’ All the Covers (2008) Get the Party Started (2010) Current album:

Hogging All the Covers Vol.2 (2010)

Links:

www.bandfromtv.org


bush “Having a No. 1 song on the radio is a testament not only to the band, but to the great team that surrounds us, the support of radio, and of course, the tireless fans who give us daily oxygen – we’re thankful for it all.” Gavin Rossdale – vocals/guitar

DMS700 AKG’s DMS700 delivers premium digital audio quality and features quick and easy operation. A bandwidth of up to 155MHz provides the necessary flexibility needed for worldwide touring even at the most crowded radio environment.

Genre:

Alternative rock, grunge

Origin:

London, UK

Band:

Gavin Rossdale – vocals/guitar Chris Traynor – guitar Corey Britz – bass Robin Goodridge – drums

Awards:

American Music Award (1998) MTV Video Music Award (1996) MTV Movie Award (1996)

Releases: Sixteen Stone (1994) Razorblade Suitcase (1996) The Science of Things (1999) Golden State (2001) Current album:

The Sea of Memories (2011)

Links:

http://bushofficial.com/

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red bull aCadeMy In October 2011 the 14th annual edition of the Red Bull Music Academy took place in Madrid’s Matadero. “Sixty participants from 34 countries collaborated, schemed, recorded and generally nerded-out on the possibilities contained within the brick walls. Lecturers such as Bootsy Collins, RZA, Oneohtrix Point Never, Trevor Horn, Erykah Badu, Pearson Sound and Mannie Fresh shared the stories of their musical journey alongside tips, tricks, and philosophies of sound – often putting their words into practice and staying late into the night to jam with participants.” For more information on the Red Bull Music Academy, please visit: www.redbullmusicacademy.com

C3000 The C3000 large-diaphragm condenser microphone has been a standard for live and studio recording for almost two decades. It is an excellent choice for vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, drum overhead and brass instrument miking.

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dht700

C414 XLS

C3000

C4000

C214

k271


anChored Anchored is one of the hardest-working bands to date. During 2011 their tour reached all areas of the US and Canada.“It’s going great! We’re on the road now and are loving getting to see a lot of our friends across the country.”

rusty anderson At the 54th Grammy Award show in February 2012, Rusty Anderson played guitar during Paul McCartney’s performance, using an AKG DMS700 digital wireless system in his guitar setup.

Brandan Narrell, vocals

ht4500 d7 The WMS4500 gained worldwide recognition as a reliable workhorse in huge installations and on tour. An optional network remote control allows frequency coordination and monitoring of multichannel systems via iPhone/iPad/iPod or Soundcraft Vi consoles.

dPt700 The DPT700 digital body-pack transmitter is designed to deliver premium digital audio quality and quick-and-easy operation. For safty of operation it offers a selectable radio output power of 10mW, 20mW, 30mW or 50mW.

Genre:

Texas rock

Genre:

Rock, pop

Origin:

USA

Origin:

La Habra, California

Band:

Brandan Narrell – vocals Matt (Matty) Clark – drums, vocals Joel Estes – guitars,vocals Mark Dzier – bass Michael Thomas – guitar

Band:

Guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer

Worked with:

Paul McCartney, Stanley Clarke, Steward Copeland, Elton John, Belinda Carlisle, Gwen Stefani, among others

Releases:

Undressing Underwater (2004) Born on Earth (2009)

Current album:

Until We Meet Again

Links:

www.rustyanderson.com

Current album:

Listen to this (2010)

Links:

http://getanchored.com

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METAlliance

From left to right: George Massenburg, Chuck Ainley, Thomas Stubics/AKG, Walter Rührig/AKG, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Filipeti, Joseph Wagoner/AKG, Ed Cherney

“I’ve been using AKG microphones since I started recording. I’ve never done a session without an AKG mic.” Elliot Scheiner

“Personally, I’m a big fan of AKG mics and use them on all my sessions.” Al Schmitt

“I’d be hard-pressed to remember a session that didn’t have an AKG microphone on an important voice or instrument source.” George Massenburg

METAlliance Pro Partners is an organization dedicated to producing music through the most effective recording technologies. Their long history in music recording and vast experience with AKG equipment is what led them to establish AKG as a member of their METAlliance Pro Partners. Pro Partner membership is limited to companies that have shown a capacity to manufacture and distribute products meeting the organization’s professional audio qualifications. METAlliance was founded by a group of audio engineers including Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Frank Filipetti, George Massenburg, Phil Ramone, Elliot Scheiner and Al Schmitt. For more information on METAlliance, visit www.metalliance.com   34

C414 XLS & C414 XLII

AKG C414 XLS and C414 XLII Earn METAlliance Certification “AKG 414´s have been a mainstay in my recording arsenal my entire career. The new 414´s have upped the ante. Being able to choose and place a microphone and not have to reach for an equalizer is simply the best.” Ed Cherney


Rock’n’roll without boundaries

DMs70 DIGITAL MICROPHONE SYSTEM

Superior audio quality

The DMS70 provides uncompressed studio–quality transmission and a linear frequency response, for uncompromising vocal and instrumental performances. It’s absolutely indistinguishable from an actual cable! And because it operates

Simple to use

ADV712/1/E

on a 2,4 GHz frequency cell phones, Wi–Fi and Bluetooth won´t get between you and your audience.

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AKG Onstage - Nr. 5  

AKG Onstage magazine number 5 showcasing the artist using AKG products.

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