Q&A with Chris
Q: How long have you been using Earthworks products?
A: I purchased my first SR71’s about 8 years ago. I was a big fan from using them in various studios in my area.
Q: What Earthworks products are you using?
A: We use the whole cardioid line: DP30/C & SR77 (SR30) on drums, DM20, SR71 (SR30) & SR78 (SR30/HC) on percussion, SR25 on guitars, SR40V on vocals.
Q: Favorite Earthworks product?
A: DP30/C is my snare secret.
Q: What is your favorite thing about Earthworks products and their performance?
A: My favorite thing about our Earthworks mics has to be the transient response. So much information is contained in the first few microseconds.
Q: Best tip for using Earthworks?
A: If you use compression on Earthworks mics, try a slow attack or parallel compression to avoid squashing the initial transients.
Q: Career highlights?
A: FOH engineer for Umphrey’s McGee. Previous clients include Mickey Hart, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA).
Q: Anything else you’d like to share?
A: My mixing technique is dynamic and full range. Earthworks microphones do a phenomenal job in capturing exactly what’s happening. The frequency & transient response make it very easy to create a stunning mix.