AKG MicroMic C 519 miniature clip-on condenser microphones are used by the three horn players in the house band at BB King’s Blues Club in Nashville. Nashville (August 20, 2007)–BB King’s Blues Club in Nashville, TN recently installed a collection of AKG MicroMic and WMS 40 PRO wireless microphones to compliment its Harman system of JBL speakers and monitors, Crown amplifiers, Soundcraft mixing boards, and dbx equalizers and compressors already in use.
Lee Catoe, founder and head of TLC Engineering in Nashville, is production director at BB King’s and worked with AKG’s Gary Gunn to install three WMS 40 Flexx wireless systems using the new MicroMic C 519 microphone for instruments; the new MicroMic C 518 for the drums and MicroMic C 516 for micing speaker cabinets. Also on stage are the new AKG D5s for vocals and a D112 for the kick drum.
“A big part of the show is about making that connection with the people you’re playing to,” explained Catoe. “If you can connect with them, they’ll stick around and probably come back again.”
The new AKG MicroMic C 519 miniature clip-on condenser microphones are used by the three horn players in the house band. “We got those because the horn players like to come out into the crowd and dance around the club,” said Catoe. “They put on a really good show. The AKG 519s are excellent horn mics,; they’re heavy duty and they’re good and rugged for repetitive use. It’s more of a true-tone mic. The AKG D5 also has a true tone and clarity.”