London, UK (September 7, 2010)–Producer, musical director and vocal coach Troy Antunes, aka FunkySilohuette, has equipped his new London studio with numerous sE mics.
“I set up the studio very much in the way I look at myself as a musician,” says Antunes, who has worked with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, NSYNC, Backsteet Boys and DMX. “It’s very flexible and can cater to just about any style of music. We’ve worked on genres ranging from the pop of Simon Webb and Duncan James to the heavy hip-hop of DMX to rock and even classical. Every piece of gear has to be able to accommodate the needs of any type of music.”
“We’re huge fans of the sE line of products,” he continues. “We’re using the Gemini for all of our lead vocals and the Isis for all of our background vocals. I also use the Gemini for all of my guitar needs as it has the warmest sound but can still be aggressive when used properly. I can get a beefy, edgy, distorted quality or a warm, clean guitar sound when needed.
“We’ve also just added two RNR1s to our treasure chest. I was really interested to see what they were all about and the minute we used them as overheads on a drum session, we did I was floored. They are, in a word, impressive! We also use an sE4 for hi-hat and bottom snare, and the sE 4400a stereo pair and T2 for toms or top snare.
“Recently while recording a rock project, I used a Gemini and Isis as ambient mics in our hallway outside the booth for the drums, and the stereo mix I got was hot; it brought crazy life to an already great drum sound.”
Antunes is currently working with rock artist Mairead and the Italian R&B star Vivianna.