BURBANK, CA-- The Counting Crows have hinted at a new studio album to be possibly released as early as 2007 and a Mojave Audio MA-200 condenser microphone is helping them capture their signature sound.
"We've been recording on and off for several months," states guitarist and band co-founder David Bryson. "We started out last spring before our summer tour, and we're just starting to pick up where we left off. We acquired a Mojave Audio MA-200 back then, and it's turning out to be a really useful tool for us."
The band first started experimenting with the MA-200 during some sessions at New York's famous Avatar Studio, and is finding it to be invaluable for recording acoustic guitar tracks. "We were experimenting with a variety of mics," notes Bryson, "and we decided to try this relative newcomer from Mojave Audio called the MA-200. We A-B'd the mic against several other microphones, including some of the well-known studio standards. When we tried it on some acoustic guitar material we'd been working with, there was this unanimous, positive reaction from the control room. Everyone at the session immediately noticed the presence and the natural sound the mic delivered-particularly its clean, uncluttered high end." For more information visit www.mojaveaudio.com.