Milford, NH (October 3, 2012)—As part of the tour to promote its fifth studio album, Not Your Kind of People, the band Garbage brought along the new Earthworks WL40V wireless capsule.
Garbage’s FOH engineer, Brad Divens, is no stranger to using Earthworks microphones on tour. “I used the DP25/C and the DP30/C on Don Brewer’s kit during the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band tour last year,” says Divens. “I was so blown away by the microphones that I used them on Stephen Perkins’ kit while on tour with Jane’s Addiction, also adding a pair of SR25s for overheads.”
After learning about the WL40V Wireless Capsule, Divens reached out to Earthworks to ask about trying the capsule on Garbage’s lead singer, Shirley Manson. “I heard that it was being developed and close to being finished about the time Garbage was starting up rehearsals,” says Divens. “I called Kim Hilton at Earthworks and inquired about trying one out on Shirley. I figured since the drum mics were so amazing that the vocal mic had to be just as impressive.”
The guess paid off, he reported: “When Shirley said to me that this was the first time she’s used a microphone that sounded like what she uses in the studio, I knew it was the one. Shirley is a very dynamic singer and the WL40V responds well to her different vocal styles. One song, she’ll be very intense and aggressive, and the next song, very soft and lush. She loves the way this microphone sounds both in her ears and on the live recordings that I’ve done on the road.”