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SSE prepares for festival season with Audix

Daniel Gumble
SSE prepares for festival season with Audix

A significant quantity of Audix microphones have been added to SSE Audio Group’s inventory, as the audio supplier prepares for a hectic festival season.

Distributed in the UK by SCV London, demand for Audix microphones has been on the increase, with SSE purchasing a number of D6s, OM7s and TM1s, which will be in frequent use over the coming months.

“The D6 is becoming a very popular kick drum mic, which many of our clients have been requesting. They are turning up on almost 50 per cent of the channel lists of bands that are appearing at the festivals we are providing equipment for this summer,” said SSE assistant warehouse manager Chris Blackburn.

“They are a great alternative to the other kick drum mics that are requested and we’re confident that we could use the D6 as a suitable substitute on pretty much every show we do.”

“We’ve used the OM7s with Paul Weller, Blood Red Shoes, The Vaccines, Spike's All Stars Band and many others,” added SSE operations director Spencer Beard. “We are seeing them on a lot of channel lists as the vocal mic of choice and have never had anybody yet give us a negative review.”

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Meanwhile, used for time aligning SSE’s PA systems, the stock of TM1 omni-directional test and measurement microphones is being increased to accommodate the vast number of projects that SSE is currently handling.

“The TM1 is the most economical measurement mic for our touring stock,” said Beard. “You can easily spend a couple of thousand pounds on a measurement microphone, but ours get handed to strangers for the most part and we don't know how they are going to be treated. The TM1 is great value for money and perfectly fulfils all of our needs.”

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Tags: Live Sound, sse, sse audio group, audix, Festivals, the vaccines, blood red shoes, paul weller, spike's all stars band

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