Tom Petty tours with Heil PR35 Vocal Microphone

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Robert Scovill, world class live sound engineer/producer once again took to the road with Tom Petty this summer 2010. The July issue of Live Sound features some of Robert's thoughts about the 2010 Heartbreakers tour.

Robert explains what live sound is all about: "What we want is a transparent presentation of the way things are. Using modern technology to reveal traditional and established sounds."

Robert has been at the forefront of technology and adoption of new live sound techniques and products for years.  He's arguably among the best live sound engineers of all time. 

When discussing the PR35 and its use on the 2010 Heartbreakers tour, Robert said, "For past tours, for sake of continuity, the (Neumann) KMS 150 was also the preferred microphone for the backing vocals. Based on the results of a shoot-out among other mics prior to this tour, however, the Heil Sound PR35 microphones landed the job for sonic reasons and also because they're tight in regard to surrounding noise."

It's almost tiring to repeat the refrain, but the Heil PR35 is an amazing microphone  - that you need to try - and that compares favorably to microphones that are triple the price.  At $274, the PR35 is a relative bargain and has found its way to stages with such names as Tom Petty, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Charlie Daniels, and many more. 

If you've never tried the PR35, you owe it to yourself to check it out, as a part of your sound system.  We have the PR35 and the RC35 (the wireless capsule for use with any Shure brand wireless microphone). 

The PR35 features a large diaphragm dynamic microphone element, three-position bass roll-off, and -40 dB of rear rejection to provide unmatched isolation.  The PR35 is quickly becoming the go-to vocal microphone for leading music artists.

For more information, please check out our website.  The Heil PR35 comes with a money-back guarantee for 30 days.  Try it in your own system to make sure that it's right for you.