South Windsor, CT (March 29, 2016)—Death Cab For Cutie recently hit the road behind its latest, Grammy-nominated album, Kintsugi, and has brought along a number of Telefunken mics for the ride.
DCFC drummer Jason McGerr commented, "Telefunken is making incredible microphones these days. I've been using a pair of M60 FETs as my overheads, M80-SH on snare and M81-SH on toms with a M82 on the kick. The live kit has never sounded better to my ears, both behind the drums and out at Front of House. I've also been tracking in the studio with the same setup, but I use an AR-70 as my overhead instead of the M60s. The larger diaphragms and stereo pattern flexibility give a really big, beautiful image of the drums."
Will Markwell, FOH mixer for Death Cab, commented, "I've used Telefunken's M80 dynamic mic on snare drums for the last three years; it really captures what I want to get out of the drum.
"Also, the M60 FET condenser is a wonderful mic that is very true to the source—but not sterile. They replaced some very expensive vintage microphones and I couldn't be happier with the job they are doing. "