FOH engineer John Baker transitioned the 14-Piece ensemble to exclusively use d:facto™ Vocal and d:vote™ Instrument Mics.
Legendary guitarist Al McKay and his band, the Al McKay Allstars, are traveling the world, performing with a collection of DPA Microphones’ d:facto™ Vocal
and d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mics
. Selected by the group’s longtime FOH engineer, John A. Baker, the mics are the perfect audio complement to the funky style of music the group performs.
A five-time Grammy® Award-winner, Al McKay is a guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as former lead guitarist for the American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, McKay has writer and producer credits for the hit songs “September” and “Boogie Wonderland.” As an ode to his earlier career, Al McKay Allstars is a 14-piece ensemble that performs a set dubbed “The Earth Wind & Fire Experience” at major jazz festivals throughout the world. Baker’s first interaction with DPA Microphones was with the company’s d:vote Instrument Mics, which are well-suited to the group’s jazz and funk music. Initially equipping the horn section, Baker has been upgrading the rest of the band with DPA mics.