An English indie rock band from Oxford, Glass Animals released their debut album Zaba in June 2014 as the first release on producer Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone. Their second album How To Be a Human Being was released last year to critical acclaim and the band have since toured internationally including appearances at festivals such a Glastonbury, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Bestival.
Johnson specified a d:factoTM Linear Vocal Microphone
for the tour after experimenting with a number of different microphones and realising that the d:factoTM
best suited Dave Bayley’s voice.
“I had previously used and really enjoyed the original d:factoTM
but switched to the Linear version after DPA’s UK distributor Sound Network lent me both the original and the Linear for a few shows. The Linear mic just suited Dave’s voice that bit better. I’m also a fan of boosting really high frequencies rather than cutting if I do have to EQ - the boost takes the air up with it, rather than closing it in.”
As well as being the main vocalist, Dave Bayley is also Glass Animals’ songwriter/producer and an excellent engineer in his own right. “He has a great ear and could be a brilliant FOH mixer if he fancied it,” Johnson says. “Over the years he’s tried many different vocal mics and is very happy with the d:factoTM
Linear. He loves it!”
Although Bayley is incredibly mobile on stage, Johnson is using a wired version of the d:facto because he and the band prefer the aesthetic of a wired mic.