Shelby Lynne with the new Heil PR 22 vocal microphone.New York (April 30, 2008)–Shelby Lynne is touring for her new CD, Just a Little Lovin’, and on stage everything that needs a mic gets a Heil microphone–including Lynne.
Heil Sound and its artist liaison, Greg McVeigh, owner of Guesthouse Projects, began a dialog with Brian Harrison, Shelby Lynne’s bassist as well as a respected record producer in Nashville. Heil PR 20’s, PR 30’s and PR 40’s were tested at Harrison’s Rendering Plant studio and immediately put into service on drums, bass guitar rig, guitar amps and piano.
Shelby’s vocal microphone was a different matter, however. Bob Heil explains, “It became evident during rehearsals that any handling noise was going to be an issue. Shelby’s show is very intimate and quiet; so quiet in fact that even when the mic cable moves there is a risk of noise. After several late nights in the lab, we were able utilize new internal shock mount technology that I had been developing and integrate it into what is now our new model PR 22. The microphone made its debut with Shelby on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
McVeigh concludes, “This is how artist relations can be-a high level partnership. It also demonstrates the value of getting direct feedback from the market, or end user, to a company that can actually react to that need. It’s great to work with people like Shelby Lynne and Bob Heil. She will tell you what she likes and doesn’t like, and Bob Heil will make it happen.”
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