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Tz Audio X2 Microphone Review Video 1
Having used it to produce these two videos. I felt the mic was ideal for processing the sound of my electric piano. As a trainee producer it allows the instruments to sit nicely in the background with a mellow tone that blends well in the mix. In the first video, it's me playing the keys in a piece of modern Classical music I wrote as a score in a conventional way and then recorded live with the mic used on it's own as a solo mic. I then added a bit of production. It is quite a sensitive mic so I recommend a hard PAD switch to reduce the line input by at least 15 dB to reduce the danger of clipping. It's large diaphragm means that it is probably best used not in a front room by a road because it does tend to pick up ambience from outside.In the second recording I have processed my Christian rock song in the DAW or home studio and used the mic in combination with another mic the Shure SM58 Dynamic Cardiod mic. These two work in perfect combination allowing the keys that were recorded with the TZX2 to sit perfectly behind the vocals whilst the combination mic gives the vocals the attack at the front of the mix. So, it is perfect for use both in combination and multi miking and as a solo mic. I just used the overdub technique recording the vocals over the backing one after the other. It don't have 2 XLR cables right now but I'd like to use them in combination on the vocals next time having my Shure SM58 as a spot and the X2 as the room mic. I'm sure that would produce an ideal combination of sound to consider experimenting with in the future.
Tz Audio X2 Microphone Review Video 2
Point of Change Final Submission for My Oxford Creative Writing Course 2022
Birmingham International Music Competition Honourable Mention Winning Entry 2022
Euterpe Music Awards Berlin Honour Prize Winning Entry 2022
London Classical Music Competition Final Round Entry 2022
London Classical Music Competition Special Mention Winning Entry 2021
My Musical Bio
Hugh Gregory Waldock
My Short Musical Bio is Available Here
Hugh Gregory Waldock has a Classical Music performance background. As a chorister, he proved himself as a recording artist with 2 programmes for BBC World in 1995 with Eton Choral Courses (under Ralph Allwood), a CD for Hyperion Records Vital Spark of Heavenly Flame in 1998 with Peter Holman & on Te Deum Laudamus with Ipswich School (under William Dore) in 1992. He performed 400 times including at Kings College, Cambridge, Snape Maltings & the Royal Albert Hall over 12 yrs. At Ipswich School, he won 3 accolades including the Senior Singing Cup & Junior Piano in 1995. He also did some professional work as a countertenor in Germany. Hugh has connections with GSMD London where he completed a short course in Film Music Composition & has been invited to apply for a Masters in Production and Composition. This year, he won a Certificate of Special Mention in the London Classical Music Piano Competition for reaching a national open final in his 2nd study instrument. Hugh studies production at HOFA College in Karlsdorf near Mannheim. He won 20 euro voucher prizes at HOFA Song Contests 2021 & 2022. As a composer, he is unashamedly Neo-Tonal Classical because he believes in music people want to hear as Classical Music listeners. 20th Century Classical music is no longer rebellious to him and is no longer broadening 'the sound palette' as Edgard Varèse put it so it's time to revisit tonality with a 20th century influence and not be afraid to throw a can of paint over it sometimes!