Award-winning producer and Music Producers Guild chairman Steve Levine (pictured) is the latest Audio-Technica ribbon mic user to feature in the company’s video interview series.
Filmed in Levine’s south west London studio, the film focuses on his use of Audio-Technica’s AT4080 and AT4081 ribbon microphones – not least with regard to recent projects involving Daytona Lights and singer/songwriter Natalie McCool. Levine explains where he prefers to use each of the microphones and how he partners them with various preamps for different tonal response.
Levine’s video interview can be found on Audio-Technica’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwEsgWm4bZg.
“Steve is one of the most respected producers in the UK and we’re delighted that he’s been so taken with the AT4080 and AT4081 ribbon mics,” said Audio-Technica senior UK marketing manager Harvey Roberts. “His genuine enthusiasm for the microphones and his in-depth knowledge of mic and studio techniques really comes across in the video, which is a great watch for anyone interested in music production.”
The AT4080 and AT4081 microphones that feature in the video are the first prize (worth more than £1,500) in the GAK Factor competition currently running in conjunction with MI retailer GAK. Budding singers are invited to upload their ‘audition’ videos to YouTube and post a link on GAK’s Facebook Wall at www.facebook.com/gakmusic before 30 November to be in with a chance of winning the pair of ribbon microphones.