New York (February 2, 2006)–Erick “Otto” Celeiro, FOH mixer for singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, recently switched the performer to an Audio-Technica AEW-T5400 wireless microphone.
Gavin DeGrawCeleiro explained, “This vocal mic sounds better than any wired vocal mic I have ever used before. The sound always starts with a brilliant microphone, and the AEW-T5400 is definitely that.”
Celeiro has been making the rounds with the singer mixing on a Soundcraft MH4 desk. “I insert a Summit TLA50 compressor and keep his vocal channel pretty flat.” Of his mixing style, Celeiro said, “I usually listen to what the band is playing, then I try and make it mine. I like to mix how I hear it should be. I have been fortunate thus far to have the freedom to do so. If you listen to Gavin’s record, it’s very pop sounding, but the band plays with a lot more energy, I find myself exaggerating that energy and the results are very satisfying.”
According to the engineer, A-T microphones are an important part of every gig. “We carry a full complement of A-T mics,” he confirmed. “We don’t fly our RF rack, so we use all wired mics including the AE5400 wired mic, which also sounds great.”