Ivy Hall is a studio on the outskirts of Nashville with a unique story. Studio Manager/House Engineer Eric Loomis splits his time between tracking bands in this historic location, as well as touring as a live Front Of House engineer.
Recording Magazine's Paul Vnuk Jr. caught Ivy Hall Studio's Eric Loomis for a chat about pro audio in general and microphones in particular.
"From all my years of live sound and recording, I like to use the DPA d:facto™ handheld condenser microphone. It uses their 4018VL capsule, and I have put that up against every other large-diaphragm condenser I have and it holds its own. It’s insanely good. The thing is that there are all these nuances and subtitles between various large-diaphragm condenser mics... people will talk about them for days on end and they all sound different, but this one mic is a great starting point and covers a lot of ground, both live and in the studio. That’s the thing about starting with good clean mics. They teach you to be a better engineer."
Read the full interview here...