Audix Microphones in Wilsonville, Oregon, announces that Grammy Award–winning drummer Gregg Bissonette (pictured) has joined the company’s family of Audix artists. Bissonette’s choice for his drum miking setup includes the Audix Studio Elite 8—D6 on kick, i5 on snare, D2s and D4 on toms, SCX25As on overheads, and SCX1HC on hi-hats.
Bissonette will be on tour in North America with Ringo Starr and His All Starr band during fall 2015.
“I love the way my drums sound with the Audix mics,” says Bissonette, “big, full, dynamic. I love the punchiness and the tone. They record well, and the engineers I’ve worked with love them. It just sounds like my drums, without having to do a lot of EQ’ing, or overcompensating.”
“This is a fantastic partnership with a world-class drummer, and we are very excited to have Gregg on board,” says Audix VP of Sales Cliff Castle. “His involvement in live performances, touring, studio sessions, education and technology shows his commitment to the art of drumming and achieving a great sound.”
Bissonette has played with some of the most celebrated names in modern music history, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Andrea Bocelli, and Brian Wilson. He has released three solo albums; his latest is Warning Will Robinson. He has also performed for TV and soundtracks such as Best in Show, American Pie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Enchanted, and the Academy Award-winning song “Man or Muppet” from the film The Muppets. He was recently voted Best Studio Drummer in the latest Modern Drummer magazine reader’s poll—an award that speaks to his versatility to play everything from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and funk.
Besides his prestigious tours and studio work, Bissonette is an influential drum educator, with his Gregg Bissonette Drum School online via DrumChannel.com, an Audix partner. He has released three instructional DVDs and continues to give drum clinics all over the world.
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