Los Angeles, CA (July 23, 2009)–Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Peter Stengaard has purchased a Bock Audio 5-ZERO-7 microphone for use on vocals and acoustic guitar.
Originally from Denmark and now based in Los Angeles, Stengaard includes Pussycat Dolls, Donna Summer and JC Chasez on his list of credits. He also regularly works with songwriter Diane Warren at her RealSongs production facility in Hollywood. “As I do a lot of work with various top artists, the vocals are always the most important part of the production,” says Stengaard, who purchased the mic through exclusive U.S. distributor TransAudio Group in Las Vegas, NV.
Stengaard admits he was shocked to discover that the 5-ZERO-7 outperformed some very high-end vocal microphones. “My problem was that I wanted a U 47-type mic, but on guys that don’t have super well-rounded voices, it tends to sound a little nasally,” he explains. “I wanted something with a little more of an open sound, especially in the mid-range. Some mics sound a little scooped.”
For example, he explains, “There’s not much bite in the mid-range with a C 12-type microphone. What I really like about the Bock microphone is that the mid-range boost is a little bit less than the 47 and not so nasally, but there’s a boost in a very pleasant area, plus a very nice top end and a very firm bottom end. It sounds huge and natural, while still having lots of character.”
Stengaard has already used the Bock 5-ZERO-7 on productions for some artists he is working with including, Kerli (Island Def Jam), The Benefits (which includes his brother, Thomas, and is signed to Warner in Europe), and Jessi Malay, he reports.
The performance of the Bock 5-ZERO-7 lends itself to applications other than vocals, he also explains: “I usually use the same microphone on acoustic guitar. It sounds fantastic!”