Live from the wasa-corner
with Stella Burns
We're thrilled to be working with alternative country/folk musician Stella Burns. Stella was kind enough to sit down and let us know his thoughts on his new Wasaphone MKII Live. Take a peek:
"...Really like an old phone. Something i've searched for for years"
Wasaphone collection: Wasaphone MKII Live
Q.1: What song have you got going around your head today?
'We are the Dead' by David Bowie. It's a song I fell in love with 30 years ago. I'm going to record my own version quite soon. There's something special about it - the sound, the progression of the chords, and the voice, of course.
Q.2: How did you first stumble across Wasaphone?
I read somewhere on the net about it. Probably something Adrian Utley from Portishead said. For me, it was a great mix of topics: Portishead and lo-fi sound.
Q.3: What have you been up to with your MKII Live?
I'd like to experiment with it in my home studio, for vocals first of all but also on other instruments: banjo, piano, guitars. I'm also going to use it live. That's the reason why I choose the “Live” version of the MKII.
Q.4: Are there any specific tracks you perform with where the MKII Live has added something a little bit different?
I've got many microphones from the fifties and sixties, but the MKII has a unique look and the sound is, although most of my mics are lo-fi mics, different. It's really like an old phone. Something I've searched for years.
Q.5: What do you think your Wasaphone mic will bring to your future recording/live sessions, and do you have any specific projects in mind for it?
On my albums there's always a place for lo-fi warm sounds. I usually use two mics when recording and when I play live. One without effects and an old one with slap back echo and I switch between the two - I saw Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) doing the same thing. I like to experiment with the sound and the character of the MKII is something I didn't have.
Q.6: If you were giving a Wasaphone microphone as a gift, to whom would you give it and why?
Uhm... I've got many friends that have a vintage sound and pay attention to the appearance of equipment on stage. Emma Morton, the Scottish singer with whom I performed a duet with on my album 'Stella Burns Loves You', saw my pictures of the MKII and told me she adored the look of it. So, I'd like her to have one.
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