NILES, ILLINOIS, November 9, 2009 — One of the deepest layers of America’s musical fabric, bluegrass music, is known for its detail and realism. It’s no surprise, then, that Shure KSM313 Dual-Voice Ribbon Microphones were chosen to capture live performances at the recent International Bluegrass Music Association awards show in Nashville.Steve Martin
Cliff Miller from SE Systems in Greensboro, North Carolina, was the Audio Coordinator for the show and specifically requested Shure KSM313 ribbon microphones.
"When I first heard about the new Shure ribbon microphones I was curious to try it out on banjo,” Miller says. “The KSM313 has an amazingly warm sound and great rejection in front of floor wedges when angled away from the monitors."
Among those performing was actor-comedian and veteran banjo player Steve Martin and his current tour mates, the Steep Canyon Rangers. Steve Jones, Martin's Front-of-House Engineer, has been using the KSM313 on the road and on major TV performances.
“The [KSM]313 is a great microphone…warm, transparent,” said Jones. “I like the gain before feedback and the flexibility in the bi-directional tonal options with this mic. And, the mounting bracket is extremely flexible.”
After the awards show, Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers performed a special show at the famous Station Inn.
"The mic sounds great,” said Martin. “It's just the kind of sound I've been looking for."