"I produce the stage, book all the artists, coordinate with our sponsor, stage manage while out on the road, and also perform each day," explains LA-based producer/recording artist Brian Marquis who is in charge of the Acoustic Basement Stage at this year's Vans Warped Tour.
"My Full Sail University intern turned me on to Telefunken, and our FOH provided by Rat Sound takes care of all our live sound applications on the tour."
The Acoustic Basement Stage is a venue on the tour where musicians and singer/songwriters play stripped down acoustic sets in the shade of a large 40x30 tent stage. Last year, acts included Yellowcard, Anti-flag, Sleeping with Sirens, and Chuck Ragan, among numerous other breakout artists.
"The M80 captures all the character and subtlety in my vocals that usually gets lost with other live vocal mics," remarked Marquis. "It captures vocals so clearly that it really gives confidence to the artists on stage. The M80 is very detailed, clear, and full-bodied, and cuts through the clamor and noise of an outdoor festival. It's a great mic - period."
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