Marque "Keybeeetsss" Walker with his Oceanus
Oceanus wows Walker and becomes his new go-to vocal microphone
San Jose, CA, January 6th, 2009 - Producer and engineer Marque â€œKeybeeetsssâ€? Walker took Lauten Audioâ€™s flagship studio vocal microphone the Oceanus to new heights, receiving two 52nd Grammy nominations for his work in the Gospel genres. Sheri Jones-Moffetts â€œRenewedâ€? and Vickie Winans â€œHow I Got Over,â€? both produced by Walker, received Grammy nominations for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel album and Best Traditional Gospel album respectively. Walker chose the Oceanus for lead and backing vocals on both albums.
â€œI remember being floored the first time I put up the Oceanus on Sheri Jones-Moffett; she also mentioned how impressed she was. The tone I was getting from the mic just made me go wow and the more I used it there more it became my favorite vocal mic,â€? says Walker. In addition to its Grammy nomination, Sheri Jones-Moffettâ€™s
album debuted #6 on Billboards Gospel Chartâ€™s.
â€œOn the Vickie Winans record, I recorded a group of five singers placed around the Oceanus in omni-directional mode. I couldnâ€™t believe how great they sounded. When I sent the straight track to Vickie; with no processing, she was in awe," continues Walker. Since its release, â€œHow I Got Overâ€? peaked at #1 on Billboards Gospel Chartâ€™s and still sits in the top 20. Winans has also been nominated in nine Stellar Award categories.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Walker started playing instruments at the age of three and recorded his first CD as a musician at the age of 15, joining the music business professionally at the age of 20. Since then, Walker has worked in various capacities with a plethora of Rap, R&B and Gospel artists such as Brian McKnight, Toni Braxton, Ice Cube, Too Short, BeyoncÃ©, Isaac Hayes and more recently Debbie Usher, Joey Sabin, Jay-Z, Jaiden and many more. Prior to his Grammy nominated albums, Mr. Walker was nominated for a 2007 â€œProducer of The Yearâ€? Dove Award.
For more information on Marque â€œKeybeeetsssâ€? Walker, visit him online at http://www.myspace.com/keybeeetsss
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