Colin Hay’s “Next Year People” Feels the Magic of Lauten’s Atlantis Vocal Microphone
By editorMarch 15, 2015
Grammy winning recording artist, Colin Hay applies the magic of Lauten Audio‘s Multi-voicing(tm), Atlantis studio microphone to his latest solo release, “Next Year People.”
Perhaps best known as a founding member of the 80’s Australian band, Men at Work, Hay has also had a very successful solo career since the early 2000’s. Hay’s newest album, “Next Year People,” was released on February 17th. Hay recently added a pair of Lauten Audio’s AtlantisFC-387 Multi-voicing(tm), studio microphones to his studio. “I received a demo of the Atlantis in late 2013 and it sounded stellar. Shortly after I had ordered a new one, I asked to purchase and keep the demo unit as well.”
“I’ve recorded many different instruments with the Atlantis, and it’s wonderful. Vocals, acoustic guitar, tres (Cuban stringed instrument), tablas, congas, acoustic bass, etcetera. It sounds great on everything,” says Hay. Hay used his Atlantis on the latest album, and most notably on the title track, NEXT YEAR PEOPLE. Hay adds, “This is particularly relevant as it’s primarily acoustic guitar and vocal, and both were recorded with the Atlantis.”
“I have been fortunate to know Colin for a handful of years now. I first saw his solo show a number of years ago in San Francisco. I was floored by the amazing timbre of his live voice as well as the extreme entertainment value he offers. I was laughing as much as I was listening,” says Brian Loudenslager of Lauten Audio; adding, “He has that type of live voice that can give you chills.”
The Atlantis FC-387 was a collaborative effort between Lauten Audio, and Fab Dupont. It’s a highly unique studio microphone in that is has a Multi-voicing(tm) feature giving recordists three distinct timbre’s to choose from with just the flip of a switch. “The Atlantis has really brought awareness to the Lauten Audio brand,” says Loudenslager.
“I hear over and over from new owners how much they appreciate the usability of the microphone.” Hay adds, “I’m using the Atlantis a lot these days. It sounds great on everything, very good on my voice and acoustic. I have one next to me at all times in the control room, and can fire it up on anything at any given moment.”
Colin Hay’s, Next Year People, is available from all major outlets and he is currently on tour in the U.S.