Austin, TX (September 5, 2014)—Alternative rock band Squint, which recently transitioned from nationwide touring to recording a Kickstarter-funded album, has been using AKG microphones and headphones to achieve its sound.
Squint used to perform more than 200 nights per year, building a considerable following in the process. Hoping to keep up with its audience in the digital era, the band turned to studio recording projects to put out more quality content.
“Over the last couple years, people’s attention spans have become shorter, moving to the next thing quicker,” said Dane Adrian, lead vocalist for Squint. “We lost touring, our mainstream income, but thanks to our fans on Kickstarter, and AKG microphones and headphones, we were able to bounce back and make better music in the studio.”
Squint employ AKG gear on the road and in the studio. Adrian uses an AKG WMS4000 wireless system with a D5 microphone on the road, while the rest of the band uses C414 and D40 microphones for guitars, C451E microphones for the drum overheads and D12 for the bass drum in the studio and during live performances.
“As for the headphones, I love the AKG K171 MK2s, because its sound is so true,” said Adrian. “It sounds clean and clear, and that is why I consider them my reference sound for both the studio and home.”