New York, NY (November 13, 2007)--In support of its new CD, Libertad, Velvet Revolver has packed an inventory of new Heil Sound microphones and hit the road for shows throughout the US and Canada. Sound is being provided by Eighth Day Sound (Highland Heights, OH) and veteran FOH mixer Toby Francis is along for the ride.
The choice to switch to Heil Sound mics came after the band and Francis conducted listening tests from recordings made in "rehearsal mode" at the studio using a Digidesign Pro Tools HD set-up. Francis comments, "The band and I listened to playbacks of the comparisons and quite frankly were stunned at the difference. The Heil mics were clean with more presence in the upper mids. I've like these mics everywhere I've put them."
On stage, guitarist Slash uses a dual system of Marshall 4x12 cabinets; one "dirty" and the other "clean" sounding. Toby uses Heil PR 30s on both systems. Slash also uses a PR 20 handheld for his Talk Box set-up. Bassist Duff McKagan mics his Gallien-Krueger cabinets with a PR 40, and Dave Kushner's Mesa Boogie speaker boxes use the PR 30. Additionally a PR 40 is used on Matt Sorum's kick drum. Toby also utilizes two PR 30's for audience microphones.
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