Microphones Used: Vocals- OM5OM6

Alex Clare’s single “Too Close” hit #4 on the UK singles Chart, #7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Single at the 2013 BRIT Awards. Alex now sings exclusively through the Audix OM6.

Monitor engineer Ciaron McKenna explains, “The noise rejection characteristics of the OM6 for Alex and OM5 on backing vocals have been the total selling point for us, as we have a particularly big hitting drummer!

The switch to Audix vocal microphones has very much been a joint effort from both ends of the snake. Harry Devenish, our front-of-house engineer, has mentioned how much easier it is to deal with the prominent range in Alex’s voice (1 kHz – 1.6 kHz) by switching to the OM6. This whole setup is working really well!” (photos courtesy of James Bryant for Somerset House)