Unfortunately for all of you, I am in fact not dead. There just isn’t much to post about music news around this time. I’m guessing either all of our industrious little fellows are busy doing the same thing I’m doing and trying to get some semblance of a tan. Truth be told, I just turn dark white.
JZ Mics are NOT one of the slackers right now and have released the Michael Wagner Kit. It appears to be two small diaphragm condenser mics used for drum overheads and acoustic guitar. I’m not sure on price for these but I would bet my newly (fake) bronzed legs that they are a pretty penny, but if you watch the video at the end, you’ll see why.
JZ Microphones introduces a special Michael Wagener signature microphone kit, consisting of two microphones; a BT-201 small diaphragm cardioid condenser and a limited edition BT-301 medium diaphragm condenser.
Legendary engineer Michael Wagener (Metallica, Queen, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P, Janet Jackson, Megadeth, Skid Row) recently discovered the brilliant sound produced by the combination of two unique JZ microphones. While tracking acoustic guitars on a recent project, Michael used the BT 201 and BT 301 microphones with magical results. “I tried the BT-201 / 301 combination on acoustic guitar and it was the best sound I’ve heard from any new mic.” The BT-201 / 301 combination can be heard on all recent Michael Wagener productions, including the recent Lordi project where the kit was used for acoustic guitars as well as drum overheads. “The BT 301 is my go-to microphone for ride cymbal and the 201 sees a lot of use on hi-hat” said Michael Wagener.
The BT or Bat series was the second range to be released by JZ, following the hugely successful Black Hole series microphones. The BT range is unique in many respects, including interchangeable, magnetically attached capsules, offering cardioid, open cardioid, padded open cardioid (-20dB) and omni capsules. The distinctively shaped BT-301 is a limited edition medium sized cardioid condenser, which boasts an extremely low self noise spec of a mere 5.5 dBA. Both microphones excel on instruments that benefit from a high frequency presence boost, making them ideal for string and percussion sections, as well as acoustic guitar. The kit will be available in the market soon.