Live from the wasa-corner

with Max Hoar



We're pleased to be working alongside Southern alt-folkers, Winters Hill as part of our ongoing quest to bring lo-fi to the masses. 

An energetic, ambitious and, most importantly, talented group of chaps - their future looks bright indeed.  

Vocalist and guitarist Max Hoar took some time out from the planning of world domination to add his thoughts to our ever-expanding vault of microphonic insight. 


"...a vintage twist in the right parts"


Wasaphone collection: Wasaphone MKII Live

Q.1: What song have you got going around your head today?

I've been listening to a lot of Jason Isbell lately, Speed Trap Town is a great song.

Q.2: How did you first stumble across Wasaphone?

I found Wasaphone mics whilst looking for an alternative microphone that would achieve a lo-fi sound, without using effects or digital manipulation.

Q.3: What have you been up to with your MKII Live?

We are currently in the process of recording an EP. It's allowed us to experiment with different vocal sounds whilst maintaining our own fundamental sound. It's a great mic.

Q.4: Are there any specific tracks you perform with where the MKII Live has added something a little bit different?

I'm currently experimenting using it to sing. Using it for the chorus of our new single, 'Shake it Off' works really well, as it's a big sounding song.

Q.5: What do you think your Wasaphone mic will bring to your future performances?

The mic will add to our 'Americana' style of sound, giving it a vintage twist in the right parts. We're really looking forward to using it in our shows.

And finally…

Q.6: If you were giving a Wasaphone microphone as a gift, to whom would you give it and why?

We're excited to be endorsed by Wasaphone. It would be great to hear one of the modern current singer songwriters use it. Jack Savoretti would sound great.

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