|2009-01-15 Interview with FOH Oscar Söderlund|
The latest issue of Musikermagasinet [MM], Sweden's leading magazine for performing musicians, features a four page interview with Oscar Söderlund, arguably the best live sound engineer in the country.
Oscar is a long time fan of Milab mics and uses them almost exclusively on most of his projects. He has been touring with many of Scandinavia's greatest artists - including The Hellacopters, Melody Club, The Sounds, Bo Kaspers, Ane Brun, Backyard Babies, Louise Hoffsten, Jill Johnson, Lars Winnerbäck and others.
A recent review of an Ane Brun concert (where Milab mics were used exclusively) in newspaper Göteborgsposten stated: "The icing on the cake is the amazing sound. […] Sound engineer Oscar Söderlund creates what might be the best live sound I have ever heard."
Some quotes from the interview in MM: "My favourite microphone is the [Milab] VM-44. It works for almost everything … it's awesome on toms. I don't understand why people don't use them more - they have a very natural and transparent sound. Tonight I use almost only Milab mics."
"My advice to anyone working with live sound is to get a Milab mic."
"I use the VM-44 on all drums, it sounds great on toms, snare and overhead. It's also good for kick drum, bass and electric guitar because it handles high SPL:s."
"On vocals I have completely gone over to the Milab LSR series. The leakage is extremely small, but they still sound very natural throughout the whole frequency range."
"I used the LSR-1000 for Maja [lead vocalist] in The Sounds. She threw the mic to the floor and rocked with it during 130 gigs on their first US tour. It still performed 100% every night - except for the dents on the front net there was nothing wrong with it. The LSR-1000 and LSR-2000 work very well on both male and female voices."
Oscar is preparing for his next tour with Melody Club - and you just might be able to guess what mics he will be using.
Related links: Musikermagasinet article, Oscar Söderlund's website, Ane Brun review in GP
|2008-12-15 "Made for eternity"|
German broadcast magazine CUT recently tested the SRND 360 and the result is yet another great review, titled "Surround auf Schwedisch".
"Made for eternity."
"It stunned me somewhat that I couldn't detect any difference between the real and the virtual capsules."
"Obviously, this system and the interpolation of the virtual channels work better than I would have expected. A pleasant surprise!"
"Super stable, absolutely
compact, well-sounding, low-noise,
inexpensive, well-packaged surround
and stereo recording system!"
The full review (in german) is available on the SRND 360 review page.
Related links: CUT Magazine, Milab SRND 360
|2008-10-09 Hellacopters on tour with Milab|
"The tour before the fall" is the farewell-tour of swedish rock band The Hellacopters. A while back the band decided to quit while they were ahead and end it all with a final tour of Europe.
A great band needs great gear so on the tour they use Milab microphones almost exlusively.
Related links: hellacopters.com, Hellacopters on Myspace