Young’s Audio Crew Chooses Audix Mics
for Olympic Closing Ceremony.
David M. Lohr and Tim Mulligan, audio crew for Neil Young, chose the new Audix L5 sub-miniature cardioid condenser for miking harmonica at the Closing Ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. The two L5’s were wired to a single wireless bodypack and were mounted to the outside corners of the harmonica holder by Larry Cragg, the guitar technician.
“We were looking for a small solution to miking the harmonica,” Lohr said. “I called Audix and they said, ‘we have a new mic for you to try.’ We tried it; it worked very well for harmonica. When we got to Vancouver, we were asked if he could turn and sing to the athletes. Instead of using our normal vocal mic, we tried using the L5’s for vocals, as well. We found they worked really well for the situation we were in. In examining the specifications, we found the frequency response would work very well for what we needed. The proof was in the testing, the performance, and the approval from the audio producer for the broadcast.”
“We were excited at the opportunity to try out the new L5 condenser in this unique application,” says Phil Garfinkel, Artist Relations for Audix. “We are always up for a new challenge.”