Monitor engineer Ben Bannister used the Austrian Audio OD505WL1 active dynamic vocal microphone capsule on the latest Tom Grennan Tour. His feedback on the mic:
The Austrian Audio OD505 works wonders for our show and Tom’s vocal. The tight pick up pattern ensures that less stage noise from the drums enters the mic and also when Tom is front of the PA on a thrust. Along with using IEMs, we also use wedges; with the OD505’s incredible rear rejection, I don’t have to pull out frequencies as much as I have to when ringing out the wedges.
The OD505 has a lovely high end response which suits Tom’s voice letting it cut through the mix that little bit easier without getting that fizzling HF that other microphones can tend to have. The tonality of the mic has a lovely warm body to it as well as the great high end features, allowing the true tones of Tom’s voice to shine through. I really couldn’t fault this mic at all: sounds incredible, it’s beautifully designed, and it’s extremely durable.
About Tom Grennan:
Tom Grennan is a British singer-songwriter from Bedford, England. He rose to fame in 2016 as the guest vocalist on Chase & Status’s track “All Goes Wrong”. His debut album, Lighting Matches, was released in 2018 and was a commercial success, reaching number 5 on the UK Albums Chart.
Grennan’s music is a mix of soul, pop, and indie rock. He is known for his powerful vocals and honest lyrics. His songs often deal with themes of love, loss, and redemption.
Grennan has toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, and has supported artists such as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, and John Newman. He has also won several awards, including the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2019.
Some of Grennan’s most popular songs include:
- “Found What I’ve Been Looking For”
- “Little Bit of Love”
- “Hold On”
- “Remind Me”
- “Not Over Yet”
- “Lionheart (Fearless)”
Grennan is a rising star in the music industry, and is known for his energetic live performances and his ability to connect with his audience.
Pictures by Nicholas O’Donnell