Milford, NH (November 29, 2011)—Coldplay is currently using a number of Earthworks microphones on its world tour.
FOH engineer Dan Green recently auditioned a number of Earthworks microphones from UK distributor Unity Audio, specifically for drummer Will Champion's kit. He remarked, "Since moving to the Earthworks drum microphones, my drum sound has really expanded. The transient response of these microphones is incredible. Before, I used to rely on transient enhancing plug-ins to get a similar sound; now it is all from the SR40 overheads. One of the other benefits of the new DP30/C periscope microphones are their new, rugged, flexible arms; this gives me so many options on placement. “
The full complement of drum microphones includes SR40MP (matched pair) for overheads; SR30/HC for kick and hi-hat, including the Earthworks KickPad for the kick mic; five DP30/C drum periscope mics for snare top and bottom; and all toms.
Green also took the opportunity to test Earthworks new SR40V hand held condenser and ordered several for backing vocals, as well as an M30 measurement microphone for analysing PA systems.