Los Angeles, CA (May 14, 2015)—Keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer relies on a stereo-matched pair of AKG by Harman C414 XLS microphones for his piano and keyboard performances.
“The C414s are very versatile mics. I immediately noticed the stereo matching is great for when I’m recording with the piano,” said Tizer. “You can use them for anything from guitar to overheads, strings and pianos. I use them for many things, but mostly I use them because they’re capable of capturing a winning tone from my grand piano.”
It can be challenging for piano players to project their sound when playing with a dynamic group such as TIZER, where the other musicians are connected to amplifiers. Before partnering with AKG, Tizer found it difficult to address this problem with the right microphone setups in the studio.
“It is vital for a mic to capture everything that I do, and not the bleed from other instruments,” said Tizer. “I have noticed that AKG microphone pickup patterns are good at getting specific tones from acoustic instruments, and that is why I recommend the C414’s to anyone that is recording.”