The Love Willows perform using
their Sennheiser SKM 935 G2
wireless vocal mics paired with
EM 550 G2 receivers, along with
ew 300 IEM G2s for wireless
New York (August 14, 2009)--The Love Willows recently released their debut album Hey! Hey! on Decca Records, and are now on the road, performing with a selection of Sennheiser microphones and personal monitors.
A couple in every sense of the word, lead vocalist Hope Partlow and guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Ryan Wilson blend retro hooks with a modern sensibility that is unabashedly upbeat. The stage setup is fairly simple for FOH/monitoring engineer Jacob Orr. "Both Hope and Ryan sing, and we have a Sennheiser SKM 935 G2 wireless vocal mic paired with a Sennheiser EM 550 G2 receiver for each of them," said Orr. In addition, both musicians use Sennheiser ew 300 IEM G2 wireless personal monitors.
Orr has used Sennheiser wireless gear while on tour with The Veronicas, who were using 12 channels, and The Pretty Reckless, who were using at least four channels. "With other wireless manufacturers, I feel like I'm playing bingo with wireless channel selection," he joked. "Sennheiser makes things much more intuitive and reliable. Before we rolled into a city, I went to www.sennheiserusa.com and scoped out the frequency landscape so that I had a good starting point. Then I used the scan function to ensure that we wouldn't conflict with anyone else on the bill."
The only other instrument on stage is Wilson's Fender Custom '72 Reissue Telecaster, which he plays through a Fender 4x10 Deville. Orr used a Sennheiser e 906 to capture its sound with authenticity. "I find that with the 'usual' guitar mic, I'm always scooping out the same frequencies," said Orr. "The e 906 gives a nice representation with minimal processing. I barely touched the EQ."