Guy Sebastian talks about Sennheisers rock solid performance on and off stage.
Anatole: My name is Anatole. Anatole Day. I'm Front Of House and Production Manager for Guy Sebastian. We're currently on tour with his Get Along Tour. We had been touring for about... this will be 14 or 15 years now.
Guy: I've always been a fan of the Sennheiser stuff. Like I've always - I think it's what - You know when you're in the industry, you use a lot of different gears. Sometimes, at different gigs like there's different background provided. So you sort of get an opportunity to test everything.
Anatole: If he's comfortable with what he's hearing, then it all just flows naturally. He's not trying to force it.
Guy: There's certain pieces of gear that I've used for a while that I was having certain issues with, and I've just always known that I've never had issues with Sennheiser.
Anatole: He's obviously used a lot of Sennheiser on a number of the big TV shows that he's done.
Guy: I think on a monitoring level it's kind of pretty standard to go with Sennheiser gear.
Anatole: The first show we had at all together. You could tell that he was moving and talking and dancing and singing in a very comfortable fashion.
Guy: We've just battled with other pieces of equipment for a while and dealt with distortion issues and frequency issues and things like compression issues. It just sucks to be limited. In this day and age, like when you're monitoring, why be limited. Like why go, "That'll do." In certain times at a show I really need more, but I can't because it's going to distort.
Anatole: He knows what he's talking about when it comes to gear.
Guy: I've got a loud voice. My sound guy will be a testament to that. When I belt out I definitely test gear to its limits. And I monitor really loudly which is probably going to send me to deafness in a few years. But I really kind of take the gear to its capacity as far as how clear it's going to be before it clips and we can't clip the Sennheiser gear. We can't clip it, but trust me we've clipped tapes in other gear.
I've got family who are musical that are super critical. I've never had anyone say, "This sounds really crap, dude." But mostly I've never had anyone say, "I couldn't hear you." I think as a singer you kind of go. . .these songs and these lyrics, if they're not translating vocally, what's the point? If you're not mixing a record when you're doing a live gig, you're wanting to paint pictures and tell stories. And so I'm lucky, I guess. And so I'm going to stick with that.
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