Shelby Lynne - Nashville Recording Artist
Buddy Miller - Nashville Recording Artist & Producer
Buddy Miller has worked with many of the biggest names in the music business over the past three decades. He is both an accomplished guitar player and producer as well as a very respected solo artist. Some of his producing credits include: Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Julie Miller, and many others. Buddy tours constantly and his standard live rig includes FAT HEAD II on his amps. In the studio he has used many of the entire line of ribbon microphones on a variety of sources. Bubby considers Cascade Microphones one of the best values in pro audio.
Randy Kohrs - Musician, Studio Owner, Engineer & Producer
Chris Tyng - Owner Star Hill Studio, Engineer, & Producer
Shelby has been an early user of Cascade Microphones. She earned a Best New Artist GRAMMY® in 2000 after nearly 13 years in the business. Since then she has released 5 additional albums on major labels, then started her own independent record label in 2010. Shelby has used many of our microphones on her recordings including the VIN-JET, 731R, and X-15. On her last few recordings Cascade Microphones has been used on Vocals, Piano, Guitars, and Drums.
Randy can wear whatever hat you need when it comes to making music. A talented in demand Dobro player he is currently touring with John Fogerty. To date, he has played on more than 500 albums, ranging from those by legends such as Hank Thompson and Jerry Reed to current chart-toppers: Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and The Wreckers. Among his accolades for such work is a 2009 Academy of Country Music Award nomination in the Top Specialty Instrumentalist category. Randy also owns and operates Slack Key Studios in Nashville and uses many Cascade Microphones. Some of his favorites are the X-15 for drum overheads and FAT HEAD II on his Dobro. Randy also is looking at using the new ACTIVE/PASSIVE on fiddle and mandolin.
We're really fortunate to have a pretty deep collection of great ribbons to choose from, from the more "modern" [Royer 122's & 122v's and AEA R88's] to true vintage [Coles 4038's, RCA's of all eras and flavors, Altec 639 Birdcages] to even some more offbeat additions [Shure 330's & 315's, Amperites] - and of course Cascade FAT HEAD'S! You guys build some seriously awesome mics - we own FOUR Fat Head's already - and we now need to actually get TWO MORE Fat Head's for our drum booth, because all of the others already have fairly permanent roles that we love them for. Two of them are permanently parked in front of our selection of combo guitar amps in the live room, as they are just amazing at picking up the nuances of those different amps in the most clear, balanced and killer way! Even with all of the other choices at hand, the Fat Head's get a TON of use.
Mike Poole - Nashville Engineer, & Producer
Recording engineer/producer Mike Poole has worked with all the names in Nashville including: Dolly Parton, Buddy Miller, Band Of Joy, Patty Griffin, Martina Mcbride, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Loretta Lynn, Dave Rawlings, and many more. His records are especially known for the vibe they create. Listen to samples on our website of the Majestic Silver Strings where he used the the FAT HEAD II on many of the guitars. He also loves the C77 as a drum room mic, the GOMEZ for fiddle, and is looking forward to using the ACTIVE/PASSIVE on acoustic guitar, drum overheads, and other acoustic instruments.
Neil Citron - Guitar Player, Studio Engineer, & Producer
Whatever hat he's wearing, be it producer, studio/live-concert/mastering engineer, performer, composer, arranger, Pro Tools consultant or sound editor, Neil brings an extraordinary number of expert skills to the table -- not the least of which are his well-developed "people" skills. His talents have led Neil to work with Steve Vai, Steve Lukather, and Larry Carlton among others. He is a Grammy award winning engineer who especially loves his FAT HEAD's as drum overheads and on guitar amps. Neil is looking forward to using our new ACTIVE/PASSIVE microphone on acoustic guitars.
Bela Fleck - Banjo Player & Composer
Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he's the premiere banjo player in the world.Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings."The first time I played my 1937 Gibson Mastertone flathead banjo through the CASCADE FAT HEAD Ribbon microphone, I relaxed instantly - because I could tell it was capturing my sound accurately - and that is something that very rarely happens. I really love the sound of my banjo through this microphone!"
Susan Voelz - Violin Player
Bob Schmidtt - Flogging Molly
When Bob wanted to improve the sound of Flogging Molly's guitars on stage, he gave us a call. Bob is also a home recording enthusiast who will be using our microphones quite a bit in his studio. Bob has been using his VIN-JET on Banjo's and Mandolins, and his FAT-HEAD's on guitars.
Jim has been using Cascade Microphones for many years now. He considers the FAT HEAD to be integral part of his electric guitar sound. Check out some of his audio samples here. Jim just picked up one of our ACTIVE/PASSIVE and is planning on using it on vocals and acoustic instruments.
Mitch is a singer, award winning songwriter, and a producer mix and mastering engineer. Mitch has a number of solo recordings as well as a brief stint as the singer of Van Halen after Sammy Hagar's departure.
Susan Voelz (pronounced Velz) has pioneered the violin in rock as an original member of Poi dog Pondering, punk poet Alejandro Escovedo, British rock legend Ronnie Lane and John Mellencamp. A staple in Steve Albini's studio and also John McIntyre's Soma, her violin and arrangements can be heard on many recordings. Susan says -" The Cascade Ribbon mic is the only mic I use for my violin."
Charles Martinez - Live Sound Engineer, Producer, & More..
Stu Hallerman -
Owner Avast Studio
David Oakes - Pat Metheny
Jack Douglas -
Engineer & Producer
"Charlie" is a gifted engineer who has worked with many notable names in the music industry (in fact, too many to mention!). During the past two years, he has been touring the world as the FOH engineer for Steely Dan. On stage Charlie uses 6 FAT HEAD II microphones on Steely Dan's amplifiers.
Stu owns, operates, and works at Avast Recording Company in Seattle. Avast has turned out some recordings from some of the best known Northwest musicians including: Soundgarden, Sleater-Kinney, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Maktub, and many others. Avast also has one of the best mic lockers in the country, and many Cascade Microphones including the KNUCKLE HEAD, GOMEZ, VIN-JET, and our new ACTIVE/PASSIVE can be counted among them.
David Oakes is Pat Metheny's live sound engineer and a huge fan of Cascade Microphones. When Pat put together his unique Orchestration Project many microphones were tried but in the end 12 Cascade mics were used!
Jack Douglas has produced and engineered on some of the biggest projects in rock history including; John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, and many others. Jack discovered Cascade ribbons quite awhile ago. He has this to say: " "When recording guitars the CASCADE FATHEAD II is my new go-to ribbon microphone. I love the warmth and growl this microphone produces. It's like no other."
Ashwin is a drummer that has produced songs and albums, including those for Sarah McLachlan, Bass is Base, and Lilith Fair. He is fond of FAT HEAD's and C77's for his drums.
Jim Van Cleve
Jim is one of Nashville's go-to fiddle players and uses a FAT HEAD II microphone as his go to mic. He is also known as top tier producer.