Prime Circle’s Dale Schnettler Praises Audix for Primefest

Photo Courtesy of DWR distribution

For the second year running, Prime Circle hosted the Primefest Music Festival where they performed along with The Parlotones, Just Jinjer, Wonderboom and Freshlyground to mention a few.

Dale Schnettler, Prime Circle’s drummer, took ownership of an Audix Microphone drum set, comprising of the D2, D4, D6 and the i5, from local distributor DWR Distribution earlier the year.

“Audix has changed my life as a drummer and a recording engineer as I use the microphones on a daily basis in the studio and for live performances,” said Schnettler. “For me, Audix mics capture the drums as they are supposed to sound. I’ve never come across a microphone like the D6 in recording, and in live, one that makes a kick drum sound as huge as what the D6 delivers. Every now and then I use two on the kick, one in and one out. I also love the D6 on floor tom, for that extra oomph.”

Schnettler said the D2 and D4 are the best sounding tom mics. “I’ve recorded drums for many years and while I have a collection of microphones, I still tend to use the D-Series for my recordings. The i5 top and bottom snare just give warmth to the sound that I haven’t captured from any other mic – I really love them. My Audix ADX overheads have such a true sound and really capture the cymbals naturally, which is a big, big thing for me.”

Since Schnettler has taken ownership of the Audix microphones he has used then on many events – in fact he only uses Audix for live performances. “The highlight for me was our Primefest which we host annually to a massive crowd. The microphones are so dynamic and I couldn’t see myself using anything else.”