Schumann, who is also an award winning producer, has worked with numerous bands including Kashmir, Mew, Carpark North, Kent, Ginger Ninja, D.A.D, Guano Apes and The Raveonettes. He began working with MØ in March 2013 and now handles all her live performances.
“I had decided to come off the road because I wanted to spend more time at home and focus on mixing tasks in the studio,” he explains, “but then I got a call from MØ’s agent asking if I could do a showcase in London and I said yes for old time’s sake. She was like a powerhouse with a ponytail – there were 200 people at XOYO in London just going insane because she had such a great and unique voice and such amazing energy. That was five years ago and now we’re heading out on her Forever Neverland Tour that will take us deep into 2019.”
To ensure that the live instruments and MØ’s vocals cut through the electronic wall of sound, Schumann is using DPA microphones to cover virtually everything on stage. He cites transient response, flat EQ, portability and size as the main reasons for his choice.
“We are carrying a full DPA mic locker that weighs less than my laptop bag and the sound that comes out of them is so clear and transparent that it’s a joy to place the drums in the mix,” he says.
The selection includes d:vote™
CORE 4099 Instrument Microphones for the kick, toms and second snare; d:dicate™
2011C Twin Cardioid Microphones for hi-hat and percussion; a d:dicate™ 4011 Cardioid Microphone for underheads and a combination of d:dicate™ 2011C and d:dicate™ 4018 Supercardioid Microphones for the snare.