The company's d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones are perfect for capturing the acoustic vibe of this classically trained quartet.
VOX is rapidly establishing itself as one of the premier live bands from the island of Singapore. Founded by four classically-trained musicians, the group’s bold reinterpretations of rock classics from artists as diverse as Muse, The Rolling Stones and Adele have turned heads and earn them wild reviews at some major Singaporean events, including the Singapore Grand Prix, the Youth Olympic Games and the Singapore Yacht Show.
Recently it has been experimenting with mashups, fusing classical and rock pieces together such as on the piece ‘Smoke Symphony’ that couples Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ together with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. And concerts last year covered the entire gamut of musical styles from Electronica to Grunge Rock, Urban Funk to Hip Hop, all, according to the band, ‘sprinkled with a good amount of 90s cheese and power girl bands’.
Finding the right mics to capture all that has been a difficult journey, but with DPA the band think that they have finally got to the destination they desire.
"When we first got started, VOX was pretty much at the mercy of the sound equipment that was used by the equipment hire company chosen by our clients. Instead of giving us wireless instrument microphones they would give us lapel mics that were more suitable for speech. Obviously these were not suited to picking up the sound of our strings," comments cellist Tow Huiwen. "This caused our sound to be metallic and sharp and was not what we were looking for at all."