London, UK (May 19, 2014)—Marcus Anderson, a multi-talented artist who has been playing saxophone with Prince’s band for almost two years, uses Harman’s AKG C519 miniature condenser microphone in the studio and on stage.
Although he has yet to reach the age of 30, Anderson is already a seasoned musician and released his fifth solo album, Style Meets Substance, which includes original material that features Anderson on a range of instruments.
“This new album in unique because I didn’t set out to make a typical album—I kind of just created whatever music I felt like,” said Anderson. “There’s some rock, some Bollywood, some jazz and some old-school hip-hop. It’s creative, adventurous and I hope it takes the listener on a musical journey, through these different musical genres and eras.”
More than two years ago, Anderson began his tenure with Prince’s New Power Generation. For several years, Anderson has relied on the AKG C519 for use with his saxophone, clipped onto the bell of the instrument. “The C519 has been a tremendous tool for me when recording and performing live—whether it’s at a club with my own band, or in an arena with Prince,” Anderson noted. “It reproduces my playing with clarity and purity. I’ve been a fan of AKG microphones for a long time and the C519 lives up to the standard of quality that AKG has set for all its products.”
Anderson also uses an AKG WMS4500 wireless microphone system for live performances and rehearsals. “I love the WMS4500—it’s crisp, clean and clear. It just punches for me and gives me that clarity I need. I can trim back the high end if I want and pump up the low/mid when I need to.”