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Audio-Technica Co-Presents: Gentle Bones Sold Out EP Launch

06 September 2014
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Singapore - Gentle Bones’ debut EP launch, co-presented by Audio-Technica on the 30th August saw a packed-out TAB Singapore. The snaking queue started sixty minutes before the start of the concert, and approximately 700 people gathered in anticipation to catch Gentle Bones (a.k.a. Joel Tan) and his band performing songs off his new self-titled EP, Gentle Bones.

 

 

This debut self-titled EP is one of the most awaited releases of 2014. The “pop-folk” EP is highly driven by visceral thoughts, of what Joel puts across as his style of doing music without conscious reflection. Gentle Bones has already established himself as one of the top upcoming artistes in Singapore’s English music scene. With the release of his first two singles, he has received strong support from local radio stations such as 987FM, Power 98, Hot FM 91.3 and Lush99.5FM. 

Audiences were treated to both a visual and aural spectacle as Gentle Bones thrilled his fans with all his original works and some of his favorite covers, including a reworked version of Ed Sheeran’s, “Give Me Love”. A massive post event meet and greet session held after the show for fans of Gentle Bones lasted for nearly 1.5 hours.

 

 

Gentle Bones enthralled the crowd on the 5000 series Artist Elite Wireless System with a AE6100 capsule from Audio-Technica, which he is currently endorsing. Mark Spencer, FOH Sound Engineer from BigBoys Studio raved, ‘Joel was on a AE6100 capsule and I spent the whole day thinking that it was a condenser capsule just because of the sheer amount of presence, clarity and dynamism that thing has. Unbelievable. That microphone did a wonderful job in catching everything from his really low register emotive stuff to dealing with the high-energy numbers. You have to understand that Joel is pretty much Gentle Bones - that this was his show and his vocals had to sit on top of a 6 piece band. That microphone truly delivered.

Gentle Bones’ band setup included four backup singers, three electric guitarists, a violinist, keyboardist and drummer. Gentle Bones and the 6-piece band required an array of Audio-Technica wireless equipment and microphones for the concert. Chen Jinfu, Senior Business Development Executive from Audio-Technica (S.E.A.) was also on-site before the concert to oversee the set up of the equipment. Mark Spencer explained, “Jinfu essentially took the Gentle Bones rider and worked out what he thought would work best for the show. The fact that I was unsure of the characteristics of the microphones lead to there even different types of snare, vocal and kick drum microphones provided! With limited setup time before sound check it was amazing to think that we had every little detail of the microphones worked out. So in summary the experience working with Audio-Technic was nothing short of amazing.”

The versatility of Audio-Technica’s ATM350 clip-on microphone was also something that stood out the most for Mark, “I have this thing where I just have to get tons of attack on the toms but then often lose a huge chunk of the body in doing so - But the ATM350 changed all that. Loads of nice attack as expected from a condenser but then it still has ridiculous amounts of body to it. Jinfu also recommended it to mic the bottom of the snare drum and it was literally just high-pass filter and job done. But to top it off, Josh, the violin player also uses it on his acoustic violin. What a piece of work that microphone is. “


Read the full interview with Mark Spencer.

Equipment list for the concert

Item

Microphone

Kick Drum Dynamic

ATM250DE

Kick Drum Condenser

Snare Top

ATM650

Snare Bottom

ATM350

Hi Hats

ATM450

Tom 1

ATM350

Tom 2

ATM350

Tom 3

ATM350

Overheads L

AE5100

Overheads R

AE5100

Bass Amp

ATM250

Guitar Amp 1

AE3000

Guitar Amp 2

AE3000

Backup Vocal

ATM610

Backup Vocal

ATM610

Backup Vocal

ATM610

Backup Vocal

ATM610

Joel Wireless

AE6100 Wireless

Gareth Wireless

AE6100 Wireless

Samantha Wireless

AE4100 Wireless

Emcee Wireless

AE6100 Wireless

 

 

End of Press Release

 

About Audio-Technica

Founded in 1962, Audio-Technica established itself in the Japanese domestic market with the success of phonograph cartridges. A decade later, the company diversified and focused on the specialization of manufacturing sound devices. Since 1994, Audio-Technica has continued to meet and identify new market environments, customer needs and technological advancements. This is best reflected in the superior sound quality delivered by the various series ranging from wired and wireless microphones to headphones.

Audio-Technica’s primary goals have always been to provide products that truly satisfy its customers as well as beneficial to society. The Company has always strived to take on an innovative approach to development, using excellent technology and marketing capabilities to build a strong brand image.

Today, Audio-Technica boasts an extensive and diversified business portfolio encompassing both consumer and professional use of its various audio and video equipment, telecommunications and computer components and accessories, optoelectrics products and food production equipment. The Company aims to forge ahead, playing a major role in the technological advancement of superior sound quality from Audio-Technica’s creation of audio products.   

For media queries, please contact:

Jermaine Koh

Marketing Executive

Audio-Technica (S.E.A) Pte Ltd

1 Ubi View, #01-14 Focus One,

Singapore 408555

Tel: +65 6749 5686

Fax: +65 6749 5689

Email: marketing@audio-technica.com.sg

 

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