Last fall, AKG Acoustics U.S. tapped The Flapjacks, a Chicago-based band, to re-record their hit single "Uptight" for AKG's Mic Check, a CD-ROM and audio CD that allows sound professionals to compare and contrast various AKG microphones.
For their upcoming CD, Magnetic Heaven, The Flapjacks relied on AKG's C 2000 B and C 3000 B for studio vocals. In their live setup, The Flapjacks rely on AKG's D112 large-diaphragm kick drum microphone, D 440 instrument mics, D 880 supercardioid dynamic handheld vocal microphones and the C 416 clip-on instrument microphone. "When we're playing live, AKG's mics really come alive and handle what is being created very accurately," said Michael Brown, drummer, lead vocalist and founding bandmember of The Flapjacks, who credits Gene Krupa as a key musical influence. "The D 880s have so much gain before feedback. They really grab so much more than any other silver-ball mic I've ever used. The D 880s are very flattering to delicate, low-level signals."