Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Front of House Engineer David Powles, uses Lauten at Fiddlers Green Festival

David Powles has over 30 years experience as an engineer with acts including Pink Floyd, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, Genesis, Procol Harum, Bad Company, Rory Gallagher, George Benson, Alice Cooper and others. And now David has decided to commit much of his time to acoustic based live work, which has lead him to work with many acts. It is this expertise that was also the reason for David to be selected as front of house for “The Fiddlers Green festival” in Rostrevor, Northern Ireland.

David used a range of Lauten mics on the Festival in August which was also recorded by the BBC (N. Ireland) for broadcast. “I enjoyed using the mics at the Festival” said David “They provided a very warm, precise and musical sound, requiring very little EQing apart from Hi-Pass filters, I didn't want to colour the natural sound of the mics by EQing for monitoring purposes”. David went on to single out one mic in particular “I thought the Horizon mics were excellent”

Even artistes commented to Dave that the mics in certain cases provided the best acoustic guitar sound that they had ever heard.
Pictured: (Top Right) Marcia & Damian Howard, Australia (Left) Tao Rodiguez-Seeger, USA (Bottom) Heather Campbell & Vince Peets, Canada

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