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Bonnaroo's Hay Studio Ablaze With Miktek Performance Series
This isn't the first or the last time you'll see Miktek on location at Bonnaroo's reknowned Hay Studio. Engineer and long time Miktek endorsee Elijah "Lij" Shaw is bringing a cornucopia of Miktek to use on the 2012 sessions. Lij first came to the Hay Studio last year with some Miktek C-Series microphones to try out in the unique environment. When recording heavy hitters like The Decemberists and DeVotchKa at the Hay Studio in 2011, Lij remarked, “What I really like about the Miktek C5, is it brought out what I would call the smoothness of the tone in the instrument and brought out the richness of the wood”. That was integral to the recordings, especially when combating the close quarters of the tracking room where all the band members played to record straight to two track . The C5 was a perfect match as Lij affirmed, “They also had a nice rejection too…” which “….did an excellent job of keeping some of the other stuff in the studio out of the picture”.
Now, armed with the new PM9's, PM10's, PM11's and the new PMD4, Lij is setting the Hay Studio on fire with Miktek microphones available for nearly every application. Miktek President Mike Ketchell is ecstatic to be working with Lij again at the Hay Studio; "Lij started with just one Miktek microphone, now he's grown it into a locker that not only studio engineers, but live engineers would kill to have". All things indicate that this year's Hay Studio sessions will be on fire with Lij's expertise behind the board and Miktek on the front end of the signal chain!
The line-up for the 2012 Hay Studio is quite impressive as well. With some of this years top rated performers like Umphrey's Mcgee, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., and Young The Giant will go down live to 2-Track all this week-end with Lij at the helm. An exclusive interview with legendary Jack Bruce is in-line, as well as a host of other top talent. The entire list of Hay Studio recording artists can be viewed through the link, updated every 5 minutes for the most up to date happenings.
Much of the coverage for the event can be found through Lightning 100's Backstage Festival Videos. Lt. Dan will be on location interviewing the artists of the Hay Studio, who worked with Lij. As you would assume, the Lt. is fully armed with PM9's to interview all the people you'll want to hear from. Other sources for up to the minute information will be posted here immediately, keeping you connected with Lij, the Hay Studio, and Miktek's 2012 Bonnaroo experience.
Stay tuned in for more news about this years events. To see some photos from last year's Hay Studio experience with Lij and Miktek, follow the link below: