Brian Duffy, monitor engineer for Collective Soul, reports that the band is using evolution wired mics for backline, e935s for vocals and ew300IEM-G2s for personal monitoring
Collective Soul is in the news again after a few years out of the limelight. The Atlanta-based rockers are back with a new album on their own new label, a new guitarist, and a collection of new Sennheiser gear. They recently embarked on a tour of the United States and Canada to promote the album release, Youth, on the El Music Group label. And the band recently invested in the new Sennheiser AC3000 antenna combiner–the first in the country–to go with six recently-purchased Sennheiser ew300IEM-G2 wireless monitor systems for this tour.
As monitor engineer Brian Duffy reports, the band is also using Sennheiser evolution series microphones. “We’re using the e604s on the snare and small tom toms, MD421s on the big tom and the bass, and e609s across all the guitars.” Duffy, who has enjoyed a long-term relationship with Sennheiser that began during a three-year stint as front-of-house engineer for Vertical Horizon, adds, “We’re also using the e935 vocal mic on our bass player, Will
Duffy, who worked all last year with Sony artist Howie Day and was production manager for Train for a couple of years, reveals that Collective Soul bought the six mixes of ew300IEM-G2, for the five band members, plus the monitor engineer, at his recommendation. “I came in with the band in February as a replacement engineer and started them on the wireless personal monitors from day one. I recommended they purchase these monitors and get away from the rental costs. It’s been an amazing investment. And it’s been bulletproof.”
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