Stow, OH (October 27, 2011)—Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and engineer Richard Chycki used Audio-Technica's AT4080 microphone to record parts of the score for spy thriller The Double.
Chycki, studio engineer for Rush, Aerosmith, Mick Jagger, Pink and more, stated, "Alex wrote some really interesting guitar pieces and added his touch to a number of existing feature pieces in the movie, in addition to writing and performing the composition for the closing credits. I've always been a fan of ribbon mics on guitars, but usually they are very fragile.
"My friend Joel Singer from M3 [Music Mix Mobile] told me about the virtues of the AT4080 [phantom-powered bi-directional ribbon microphone], so I checked it out, and I've been very impressed. The AT4080 has all the great sonic characteristics of a ribbon, but without the fragility that often plagues that type of microphone. I was very pleased with the character of the AT4080—so much so, that we used it as the core microphone for the heavier guitar tones."
Gary Boss, Audio-Technica market manager, stated, "Alex Lifeson is a superb musician with one of the most impressive resumes in rock. His recordings with Rush continue to influence all manner of musicians, and his guitar playing always inspires and intrigues listeners. We are honored that he and Richard decided to put our AT4080 to good use in recording parts for The Double."