LANCE REYNOLDS

FOH ENGINEER,
∆ (ALT-J)


Chicago, IL - USA

Lance is entering his 20th year of international touring and FOH mixing. Since 2012 he has mixed FOH for Mercury Prize-winning, GRAMMY®-nominated group alt-J, initially joining the band for their very first US club tour.

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 In 2015, alt-J earned the #3 spot on Songkick's "hardest working band" list, having played 133 shows, travelling 188,569 kilometers...including sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden and London's O2 Arena, as well as notable main stage festival appearances at Coachella and Glastonbury.

 
"For alt-J, I use the sE4400a on drums. Though it may look like I'm merely mic'ing the tambourine, the 4400a offers a nice picture of the entire drum kit, adding depth and clarity with smooth high frequencies."
 

"The toy glockenspiel is mic'd with an sE5, capturing a nice twinkle. And I'm using an sE1a on the snare bottom. A condenser may seem like an odd choice for such a loud source, but it produces an interesting voice that you wouldn't get from a dynamic mic. It does take a beating, but so far it has held up well."

 
 

"I also keep an sEX1 in my mic box...as a sort of "Swiss Army" mic. I've used it on guitar cabs, bass cabs, drum overheads, audience...it works on just about everything."

 

"sE offers engineers a great 'try before you buy' attitude."

"Initially, I went to sE looking for a good large diaphragm condenser that wouldn't break the bank. Before I knew it, they sent out a dozen mics to for me to try...including a pair of VR1 ribbon mics. Perfect for a guitar cabinet, offering loads of low end and more highs than you would ever expect from a ribbon. I was surprised at how much more sound it captured than my usual guitar mics...and how realistic the guitar amp sounded."

 
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TIPS & TRICKS

"Don't try to "fix it in the mix". Get the sound right on the stage, and choose good mics to capture it."

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