Nashville, TN (May 12, 2004)–Since landing in Nashville in 1971, producer/engineer Kyle Lehning has been an in-demand engineer, working with Waylon Jennings, Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, and Jimmy Buffett. His ability to help coax out great performances and impact the shape of the projects he worked on led to Lehning’s move into production. Among many other albums, Lehning produced Randy Travis’ Storms Of Life and Three Wooden Crosses, and is currently in pre-production on Travis’ next album. The producer still mixes records, and uses Soundelux E47 and U99 microphones on nearly all of his projects.
“I own both a U99 and an E47,” said Lehning. “I record lots of overdubs in my own studio, which I built in my home in the Nashville area. I also take these mics into the big rooms in Nashville–17 Grand, Cartee Day, and Emerald Studios, in particular–where I like to track, even though they have extensive mic cabinets of their own.”
Joy Lynn White is a highly regarded Nashville singer-songwriter who Kyle Lehning recently finished producing. “Joy Lynn’s an under-the-radar icon here in Nashville,” said Lehning. “She writes beautifully and is an extremely strong singer with a powerful sound. We used the E47 on her throughout the record and it was perfect for her voice. The E47 has the ability to darken up a sound without making it sound dull in any way, and that’s a very difficult task to achieve. We wanted to retain the edge that makes Joy Lynn’s singing special, but record it in a way that lets it sit well in a track. The E47 was perfect for the job.”
Lehning continued, “I’m looking forward to trying the E47 on Randy’s voice when we record the next album. We did use it on fiddle overdubs, acoustic guitar, and mandolins on “Rise And Shine.”
And, on the U99, Lehning offered, “The U99 has a very different character. It’s a brighter mic. I’ll bring out the U99 when I have a voice that I want to bring out a bit. The U99 can also be extremely effective on a variety of instruments. I particular like to use it on acoustic guitars and pianos. It’s very good in an application where you want to lift the top end a bit without using an equalizer. In the Fall of 2004 Warner Brothers will be releasing an album I co-produced with Paul Worley for the new artist, Alexis Ebert. The U99 added just the right amount of clarity to her voice.
“Like I said, most of the rooms here in Nashville where I work have extensive mic cabinets. But I’m never shy about bringing my Soundelux U99 and E47 mics with me. They are a vital part of my equipment list here in my home studio and when I go outside to track.”
Soundelux microphones are distributed by Las Vegas-based Transamerica Audio Group.
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