Tony Lindsay with the Studio Projects T3 microphone at Coast Recorders in San Francisco. Gardena, CA (April 18, 2008)--Tony Lindsay, independent artist and vocalist for Santana, isn't packing his Studio Projects T3 mic on the current tour with Santana, but whenever he's in the studio, the T3 is with him.
"I use it as much as I can," says Lindsay, who prior to his touring engagement recorded with the T3 on a number of independent sessions, including vocals for video game projects and an American Idol song submission. Lindsay first used the T3 while recording his eponymous album on Gruve Records; since then, he's used the mic to record his vocals almost exclusively, "unless somebody insists on me using something else.”
"The T3 is so well-balanced that it sounds great on me, and on other vocalists, both male and female. I've used it miking instruments too, in the omni mode."
Lindsay has appeared on Santana albums since 1991, including Milagro, Shaman, Ceremony, and Supernatural. He will also appear with Santana at two special concert dates in late May at San Francisco's famous Fillmore, and touring internationally with the group, from June 20 to July 20.