Toronto, Canada (March 11, 2013)—Toronto Celtic-tinged band Enter the Haggis made extensive use of Telefunken microphones while recording its new record.
“Telefunken was a huge part of this new album,” explained producer/engineer Zach McNees. “The ELA M260 tube mics are on all the acoustic instruments and really shine on Brian Buchanan’s fiddle. My large diaphragm AR51s are on the drum kit and all the vocals were done either with the beautiful ‘Copperhead’ U47 from the Telefunken Custom Shop or the studio’s own ELA M 251. When the band is on the road, they have their dynamic M80s to rock the house well.”
Enter the Haggis is comprised of Brian Buchanan on vocals, fiddle, keyboards, acoustic and electric guitar; Craig Downie on vocals, highland bagpipes, trumpet, harmonica, pennywhistle, acoustic guitar and bells; Trevor Lewington on vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin and keyboards; Mark Abraham on bass and vocals; and Bruce McCarthy on drums and percussion.
“We’ve used just about every vocal mic imaginable over the years,” says lead singer Brian Buchanan, “but the second I tried the M80 in soundcheck for the first time, our FOH engineer just about cheered out loud. I picked up two of them, and I use them every night-they sound great on our upcoming live album, too. Live sound is a tricky business, and it all comes down to your microphones. The T-Funk M80 is a great tool for any vocalist, and nothing makes you perform better than having the confidence that it sounds great out front.”
In the spirit of the band’s inspirations, John Lennon and Bono, Enter The Haggis created an entire album based on the contents of one day in Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. The album that transpired is “The Modest Revolution,” a quote from the front-page story. The band ordered 1500 copies of the issue and had them delivered to fans-the project was funded via Kickstarter-with copies of the new album.