Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2010)–Session bass player Kevin “Brandino” Brandon selected CAD mics while producing tracks for a new album by former Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.
Brandon, who has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and Outkast, to name but a few, has recently been involved as a producer on several projects including Krieger’s new solo disc, Singularity, on Oglio Records. A longtime friend and collaborator with Kreiger, who composed some of the Doors’ best known songs, including “Light My Fire,” “Love Me Two Times,” “Touch Me,” and “Love Her Madly,” Brandon chose his favorite CAD mics for two tracks–“Event Horizon” and “Russian Caravan”–on the new album.
Brandon played bass and produced “Event Horizon,” opting for a stereo pair of CAD Trion 8000 multi-pattern tube condenser mics on his acoustic bass to get, in his words, “That ‘booty bass’ sound which is full-sounding, big bodied, warm and natural. The sound I’m known for in town.” He also used the Trion 8000 for Krieger’s classical acoustic guitar parts.
In addition to CAD Percussion Microphone Packs on Steve Stephens’ drums, Brandon also used his bass setup on the other track, “Russian Caravan,” along with CAD M179 variable pattern condenser mics and a Trion 7000 ribbon mic for the Brandon Horn Section, which included Thomas Stones III on flute, Albert Wing on tenor sax, Sal Carrachio on trumpet, and Eric Jorgensen on trombone.
A long time fan of CAD Audio, Brandon sums up his feelings about the mics by saying, “I can always depend on CAD to sound really great in most any recording or live situation. They’re my go-to mics.”
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