Burbank, CA (October 11, 2006)–Since wrapping up its summer co-headlining tour with the Goo Goo Dolls, Counting Crows has headed back into the studio to work on its next album, tentatively due next year, and a Mojave Audio MA-200 condenser microphone is being used to capture their guitar sound.
The Mojave Audio MA-200″We’ve been recording on and off for several months,” said guitarist and band co-founder David Bryson. “We started out last spring before our summer tour, and we’re just starting to pick up where we left off. We acquired a Mojave Audio MA-200 back then, and it’s turning out to be a really useful tool for us.”
The band first started experimenting with the MA-200 during some sessions at New York’s Avatar Studio. “We were experimenting with a variety of mics,” said Bryson, “and we decided to try this relative newcomer from Mojave Audio called the MA-200. We A-B’d the mic against several other microphones, including some of the well-known studio standards. When we tried it on some acoustic guitar material we’d been working with, there was this unanimous, positive reaction from the control room. Everyone at the session immediately noticed the presence and the natural sound the mic delivered, particularly its clean, uncluttered high end.”