AKG Artist NZ: Jeremy Redmore

Jeremy Redmore is an award-winning musician and songwriter from New Zealand .

The singer and songwriter shot to fame as the frontman of acclaimed rock act Midnight Youth. With the release of their debut album The Brave Don’t Run in 2009, the band enjoyed widespread national success, hitting number two on the New Zealand Album Charts and selling platinum before taking out three categories at the New Zealand Music Awards including Best Rock Album and Best Group.

A year after Midnight Youth released their second album World Comes Calling, Redmore made the shock announcement he was leaving Midnight Youth. He stated he felt propelled by a deeper urge to explore a raw and much more personal musical journey, telling fans, "I have now chosen to pave my own street, pack my own bags, strip myself naked and, importantly, sing my own song."

2013 saw Redmore drop off the radar completely as he set to work crafting his new sound in the home studio of fellow songsmith Dave Dobbyn, with an acclaimed line-up of local musicians, to record what will be his first solo record.

Bad Philosophy is the name of the first single from this anticipated album and was released in April 2014.

Jeremy Redmore uses the following products:
D7 AKG Dynamic Reference Microphone
PERCEPTION170 AKG Instrument Condenser Recording Mic
PERCEPTION420 AKG Large Dual Diaphragm Condenser Mic
LSR305 JBL 5 Inch 2-way Powered Studio Monitor

What Jeremy Redmore has to say about his AKG products:

"When I first got the chance to sample a whole range of AKG microphones, it really was an experience that opened my eyes. I'd compare it to never quite having the money or opportunity to sample a range of single malts in order to find the one that you like and that suits you. I've now found my preferred single malt in the D7, a microphone that makes me never worry about how I'm sounding at a live show.

I'm also a big user of my home recording setup in order to demo song ideas for mine and my clients' references. In 2013 I ran a kind of survey on my blog called "Demo Wars" that asked for my fans to give their opinions on song ideas which, in turn, influenced which tracks I took to the studio to form my album. With both the Perception 420 and 170 and a pair of incredible JBL LSR305 studio monitors, these demos have now been taken to whole new level of sound and professionalism. I also intend on making full use of these as part of a series of live Youtube videos which is extremely exciting."

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