Four tracks written and performed by Chris Newman using Kudos Blend Option 1, built in mic. All recorded using an AER Compact 60 amp, EQ flat. The amp was miked with a Rode NT1 going into an M Audio Fast Track Ultra 8 R interface, then into I Mac using Logic Pro 9. No EQ or compression was used. Some reverb was added, Goldverb set at 5%. Guitar was Collings 0002H. Chris Newman is a highly versatile and respected guitarist. He has had a wide ranging and varied career embracing blues, jazz and rock styles, and has recently released a new album, 2000 Miles, with singer songwriter Stella Hensley. Chris also composes and performs the music in adverts for Tiger Beer and Buick USA, and regularly demonstrates for Collings Guitars.
As well as performing with the Mimesis Kudos, Chris can also supply and fit the Kudos systems. See stockists for details.
Statesboro Georgia (USA) native, Brooks Williams is ranked in the “Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists” and is a “best male vocalist” nominee. The proverbial triple threat, a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk singer, and a stunning songwriter, Williams’ music walks the line between country and blues. “Americana at its finest.”
“The Kudos Blend gives my guitar its fullest, richest and most satisfactory live sound. The “even-ness” of the magnetic pickup across the fretboard is second-to-none, while the fact that it is “active” allows me to accentuate the lows. It’s great for slide, fingerstyle, blues, country, anything! Adding the mic into the mix brings out the clarity that I like so much about acoustic guitar. Simply the best!"
Two songs written and performed by Findlay Napier. Recorded using Kudos Blend Option 1 built in mic.
Singer/songwriter Findlay Napier was nominated as songwriter of the year in the 2010 ‘MG Alba Scottish Traditional Music Awards’ and has been emerging as a writer and performer of increasingly impressive stature. Currently he plays with two bands, Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers, and the songwriting project Queen Anne’s Revenge. Findlay has road-tested pre-production models of the Kudos Blend system over an extended period.
Chris Woods is one of the UK’s most exciting young instrumentalists. His creative percussive style has received critical acclaim, described as “A tour de force of original technique” by Acoustic Magazine and “Powerfully Original” by Hot Press (Ireland).
Check out his regular feature in the techniques section of Acoustic Magazine.
Watch ' Stolen Lines ' a video from Chris's new album ' Stories for Solo Guitar ' http://youtu.be/UbZNzz9vHqM Recorded using Mimesis Kudos mic/passive magnetic and two ambient AKG C1000's
Here is a taster from the album:
John Goldie is recognised as one of the revered players on the acoustic circuit, and has collaborated with some of the worlds greatest players including MartinTaylor,Tommy Emmanuel,Ike Isaacs, George Benson, and recently with The Faces at the Royal Albert hall, which John described as a 'surreal but amazing experience' The following tracks were recorded using Kudos Option 1, 60% passive magnetic pickup, 40% mic, eq flat.
ELLIOTT MORRIS called into the workshop during his recent Scotland/Ireland tour and purchased a Kudos. Check him out at www.elliottmorris.co.uk
Elliot has just released a really great EP ' Shadows and Whispers'
Solo acoustic performer Marty Nightengale has switched to the Mimesis Kudos. Originally from New York, Marty has now relocated to Colorado. An extremely talented guitar player with a great bluesy voice.
BILL PUPLETT GUITARS, HARROW WEALD, MIDDLESEX. 0208 954 1965
Bill is the best guitar tech I know, and together with John Parricelli, has been involved in testing and appraisal of the Kudos Blend