Debut Video for Shadow Ensemble

Presenting our 1st live in the studio video and welcoming new ensemble members Lior Ozeri & Gan Ganor:

Song from our ‘Out of the Darkness’ EP (2016)

Music & Lyrics by Tali Magory
Arranged, produced & mixed by Oren Gilad
Recorded in Savta Studio TLV by Lior Shuri
Video shot by Or Paz
Edited by Oren Gilad

Vocals, Piano: Tali Magory
Guitar: Gan Ganor
Bass: Lior Ozeri
Drums, Programming: Oren Gilad

AKG C1000s on Vocals – Microphone Demo

On this 5th installment of my mic demo series I’m out to find out if the AKG C1000s is indeed the “Swiss Army Knife of Microphones” by using it for vocals and acoustic guitar.

As a Drummer, I’ve come to know the AKG C1000s as either an overhead or a hi-hat mic. Being a small-diaphragm condenser, I also noticed that engineers would typically use it for acoustic guitars, and I had bought it for those exact three purposes.

AKG C1000s

However, as I like to experiment with different microphones on each vocalist I get to record, I started including the C1000s in the shootouts. Eventually, I found myself coming back to it more often that I would’ve imagined. More than once I found myself favouring it for vocals over more conventional, large-diaphragm mics.

Recently, I found myself using it quite a lot while recording Tali for our project Shadow Ensemble, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to demo the mic and also give a peek into how we record a guide track for a new song. The acoustic guitar here was also recorded with the C1000s, together with its pick-up panned hard left for a fuller sound.

What’s your surprising go-to studio weapon? Share your thoughts below!

Song: ‘A Wolf at the Door’ (Original) by Shadow Ensemble
Listen to our debut EP:
Music, lyrics & guitar by Tali Magory
All recorded with the AKG C1000s
Video shot with Nikon D5300