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Pushing the Sonic Possibilities With Antelope's Edge Microphones
Grammy Winner Cameron Craig on using Edge modeling mics to record the band Little Thief
Two time Grammy award-winning Producer-Mixer-Engineer Cameron Craig is no stranger to microphones or finding the right mic for the right artist. Cameron's mic locker has been open to such great talents as Adele, Annie Lennox, Bjork, Grace Jones, Joe Strummer, Duffy, Paulo Nutini, Amy Winehouse, Asian Dub Foundation, and more. Recently, a last minute session with the band Little Thief left no time for the band to select mics. Cameron's team decided to set up Antelope Edge Modeling Mics and start with the mic emulations for mics they would normally use.
You wouldn't dare put a ribbon mic that close to a kick-drum, but that proved interesting and possible with the Edge Duo"- Cameron Craig
Edge Modeling mics gave Cameron the option to record using one mic emulation, and switch to another when mixing. So while recording a kick drum with a 4308 was interesting, it wasn't always the sound they were after.
The ability to change mic and polar pattern after recording gave me a lot more sonic possibilities without an irreversible commitment.”
When the Little Thief session entered the final part of the mix, Edge Duo gave Cameron the option to not only change the mic selections but also the polar patterns after the fact
. "It was interesting to be able to move those polar patterns and hear the difference that they were making without having to commit to that as well, and without reaching for an EQ,” said Cameron. “The ability to change mic and polar pattern after recording gave me a lot more sonic possibilities without an irreversible commitment.”