Following in his fatherâ€™s footsteps, Dweezil Zappa is a proud user of the full line of AKG professional microphones. Ensuring Frank Zappaâ€™s AKG endorsement lives on, AKG presented Dweezil with the Austrian-engineered mics so he may continue providing his fans with quality sound on tour and in the studio, whether playing the elder Zappaâ€™s hits or introducing his latest single to fans.
Kicking off Dweezilâ€™s two-month international summer tour, the AKG mics replaced the majority of Zappaâ€™s full arsenal of vocal and instrument microphones. AKG presented Dweezil and his front of house engineer with eight AKG D 40 Dynamic Instrument Microphones, two C 451 Bâ€™s, five C 518 M clip-on percussion mics, four C 214â€™s, four C 414 condensers, two C 4000 Bâ€™s, two C 519 ML miniature condensers and nine D5 and D7 dynamic handheld mics.
â€œMechanically, the AKGâ€™s are absolutely, phenomenally brilliant,â€? stated Glynn Wood, FOH
engineer for Dweezil. â€œThey are really rugged and Iâ€™ve not had one break or fall off, even on the tom toms. The sonic and mechanical quality presented in AKG mics exceeded our expectations and are truly excellent.â€?
Starting in Mexico City, Mexico, Dweezilâ€™s latest tour travelled across the United States up the West and East Coasts, over to Europe through the UK, Italy, France, Amsterdam, through Tel Aviv, Israel and finalized the trip in Tokyo, Japan at the Fuji Rock Festival.
Wood continued, â€œIâ€™ve been completely delighted with the response and results from all of the AKG products, and Dweezil and the entire crew are looking forward to starting the next leg of the tour in November.â€?
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Photo Credit: Glynn Wood