Bedfordshire, UK/Somerville, MA (June 15, 2007)–Kevin ‘KK’ Kerrigan is a composer, producer, recording artist, programmer and all-round studio guru, who’s worked with some of the best in the business, including Brian Eno, Bjork, Dave Stewart, Dido, Kylie Minogue and more. When exploring the bounds of computer-based audio ’round the turn of the millennium, Eno described KK as a “sonic alchemist.” Since then, he’s worked with many a top-selling artist and blockbuster film.
Kevin ‘KK’ KerriganKK has been a big fan of recording with sE microphones since first tipped off to them. “I was visiting a producer friend of mine and he was using a Z5600a [multi-pattern condenser],” KK recalled. “Once I heard it in action, I was convinced–and when he told me the price, I was doubly convinced!”
KK continued, “Right now, I’m using the Gemini [dual-valve condenser], the Titan [multi-pattern condenser] and the Reflexion Filter. Like many people, I find non-traditional recording environments are much more inspirational when it comes to getting a good take, which is why I love the Reflexion Filter. With that and a good mic, you can make almost anywhere a great recording space. I haven’t tried it yet in a cave or a greenhouse, but I’m pretty sure it would cope!
“I use the Titan because it has a really clear, warm sound, and, because it doesn’t need a power supply, it’s ideal for recoding in the field. It’s a really versatile mic that gives flattering results to all manner of sounds, from brass to percussion. It’s the ‘safe bet’ mic I reach for whenever I need a great, lucid sound on pretty much anything.
“But when it comes to vocals, it has to be the Gemini–it’s just got a fantastic sound. I love the warmth, air and clarity it gives to a voice. It’s a great mic to work with, giving a richness of tone that’s close to mics I’ve used that cost many times the price.
“With both of these mics, the recording process feels more fluid, which helps with creativity, inspiring a performer to work at their peak as the results sound so good really quickly,” KK revealed. “Much as a painter will use more than one type of brush, I see recording as a similar creative process–both these mics have a very different sound, so they suit a variety of applications.”