The second quiz of Kyle's Mic Story.

Today is the second quiz of Kyle’s Mic Story.

First, I would like to reveal the correct answers of the last quiz.
Which microphones do you think were the condenser microphones?

The Answer for first quiz :
Female File : No.3 No.4 No.5
Male File : No.2 No.4

Listen carefully again to the female audio file and male audio file with the correct answer in mind.

 

 

 

Now I hope you can easily tell the difference between a dynamic and condenser microphones. And Let’s Listen to the audio recorded using the Shure microphone which is considered as a standard industry microphone. If you listen to the files below, the microphones are arranged from the lowest price to the most expensive. You can see that the microphones are being replaced with the condenser microphone balance as the number goes higher.

 

 

 

Number 1 and 2 are dynamic microphones.
Number 3 and 4 are condenser microphones.
Can you hear the difference? If you listen carefully to the files you will hear the difference between a dynamic and a condenser microphone.
I believe you have understood enough.

So here’s today’s quiz.
You will be able to hear all four microphones. They are SM58, Beta58A, KSM9 and Monster7 Blue microphone. [Random order] This is a quiz to find the Monster7 Blue and KSM9 among the 4 different microphones.

 

 

HINT: KSM9 and Monster7 blue’s sounds are very very similar.
[ Very condenser balanced microphones. ]

It is less difficult than the last quiz, if you listen carefully then you will know.
Please write down your answers and send it to talktosire@gmail.com
Many great products are waiting for you.

please find correct answer

A. No1 : Monster7 Blue No2 : KSM9
B. No2 : Monster7 Blue No3 : KSM9
C. No3 : Monster7 Blue No4 : KSM9
D. No1 : Monster7 Blue No4 : KSM9

Answer format : The answer is [ ? ]


Pablo Motyczak - Argentinian

I’m an Argentinian musician born in 1973. I played electric bass for 32 years now. I played bass with lots of local and international artists. I’m currently the bass player for Rata Blanca, one of the most popular and famous hard rock bands in Latin America. We just finished a world tour that included USA, Peru, Chile and Argentina. I’m also part of Temple, a side project of Rata Blanca’s guitarist Walter Giardino. With Temple we made two Latin American tours with Deep Purple / Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner and we just finished a third European tour with Ronnie Romero, actual vocalist for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

I’m also a studio and live session musician playing all kinds of music from hard rock and funk to Argentinian folk and tango.
I have my own recording studio in Buenos Aires, Tercera Estacion, where I put on my producer / recording & mixing engineer suit.
I’m currently an official endorser for Aguilar Amplification.

I started playing piano at age 6, at home was a Yamaha double keyboard organ I used to play. When I was about 11 I wanted to start a band with my brother on drums and a friend of mine on guitar. I asked my father to buy me a synthesizer, the Yamaha DX7 was the ultimate axe at that time, my father told me he couldn’t afford it, I insisted for a few months but I never got it. So, in order to start the band we needed an electric bass and it was a much affordable choice for me. I got a cheap violin bass that has been made fretless and had a extremely high action. It was a pain to play it but I quickly fell in love with the instrument and never went back.

I learned about Sire in early 2016 watching videos in YouTube. First thing that caught my attention was that the reviews I watched were not from the company or endorsers, they were just people that got a Sire bass and were so happy with it that they had to make a video and post it. So in March 2016 with one of my bass students we ordered two Sire basses from the web, unfortunately the basses were retained under Argentina’s customs office and we never got them. Later that June I ordered another one and asked a friend of mine that was coming from USA to Argentina to bring it with him. I got my first Sire.

I own about 12 basses, since I got my first Sire the other basses spend most of the time in their cases and gig bags!

Feels great of course and to be the first one in Argentina is really cool! But it’s also challenging, lots of players are so stuck with famous brands that sometimes it’s hard to convince people that a great bass doesn’t have to be stupidly expensive. Another fact is when they find out that although it’s a Marcus Miller bass it’s not Made in USA. Players tend to think that an Indonesian made instrument is not a quality instrument. But fortunately things change when they get their hands on a Sire bass.

Right now we are recording three songs with Temple featuring Ronnie Romero (of course with one of my Sires). I also have my own band, we are planning to make a record this year too. I’m constantly recording songs for other bands and solo artists in my studio.

It’s hard to pick up one… or to remember!!! May be a video that I made some years ago with a tapping version of the Pink Panther Theme. I won a contest with it and it was published in several bass sites. Unfortunately I didn’t own a Sire bass at that time. It was recorded in a single live take with my Modulus Graphite Quantum 5 bass. It’s not a Sire but it’s fun to watch!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bfuJCQLinE

The next two months I’ll be doing some local gigs with several solo artists here in Argentina. In March we are starting a new tour with Rata Blanca in Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Luckily in September / October we’ll be doing a USA tour too.

In my arsenal I have two Sire basses ( for now ). A Tobacco Sunburst Alder/Rosewood 4 string and a Natural Ash/Maple 5 string. I couldn’t be happier with them, I use them all the time. The basses feel great, they are true Jazz Basses. They are easy to play, they have a great warm tone. The electronics are simply amazing. Over the years I’ve had all types of preamps and eqs installed on my basses and I must say that the Sire electronics are superb, with lots of headroom, extremely versatile and a very useful eq tone. Passive mode also sounds great and the fact that the passive tone can be used in conjunction with the active preamp is a plus.

I heard people saying the Sire tuning machines are not very good… Let me tell you this. I played my last two international tours with my Alder/Rosewood 4 string, I carry the bass with me in the Sire gig bag… cars, planes, busses, trains… Before each show when my bass tech gets it out the bag he can’t believe it… 95% of the time the bass is perfectly in tune, and probably that 5% that it’s not has been caused by accidentally turning one of the pegs. I almost never use my tuner pedal on stage, the bass keeps perfect tune through the entire gig.

Also I love the thru body bridge, it’s a great feature!

My first performance was in first year of high school with a mix of acoustic and electric instruments and a choir of 80 students in front of a 250 people audience. Obviously a lot of things changed from that time to present, I’m a consolidated player now, I feel confident with my playing  but the essence remains the same, I still feel butterflies in my stomach before each gig.

I’m developing a new website, hope it will be online during this year. You can contact me through my facebook (www.facebook.com/motyx) , my Instagram user is @motyxgram and my Twitter user is @motyx.

Motyx is a short version of my last name, which is usually very complicated for people.

I would tell them to break that barrier set up by the musical instrument industry that leads to think that an affordable instrument will never be good. It’s natural to assume that an expensive bass is great, but sometimes that’s not even true.

I think the philosophy behind Sire is one your most valuable goods, keep it that way!!!


Matamba - Bolivia

My name is Matamba and I am a musician, producer and singer from Bolivia. I became a bass player jamming with friends a few years ago, when we started to change instrument positions in the band just for fun, but I have a very nice story. It all starts when I was recording my first album “Estilo Dread” and you know, for some reasons, I had to record all the instruments, which was a wonderful experience that also allowed me to produce my own music giving me the freedom to express everything I wanted to transmit and bring as a musical proposal. Without any doubt, the experience of recording the bass was sublime and I fell in love with the instrument even more since then.

I heard about Sire through a company that made them known in Bolivia, this company is called DON BOLIVIA, and from the excellent campaign they made I was curious to visit their offices and to be able to remove myself the doubt seeing and hearing the sound of the instrument. When I arrived to the show room, I saw the M7… IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! Minutes later I was involved in the powerful sound that this wonderful instrument gave me and from that moment I became a “SIRE FAN”. I had a gig in Cochabamba, Bolivia the same day (Cochabamba is the city were the company DON BOLIVIA is located) and I did not miss the opportunity to present the M7 live, so I said to my bass player Armin Jhamil Mostajo “bro today we blow the place with this beautiful monster,” and  the result was spectacular. I love the M7!

It is an honor and also an immense joy to be a SIRE FRIEND, to be able to represent the brand in every place or country where I give concerts and there is no doubt that since the bass M7 became a part of my team, my music was enhanced by bringing my sound, in the recordings and also in live performances, to another level.

I am a solo artist who has a wonderful live band and with it we have a unique and different musical proposal, the sound of DREADCORE, which is a combination of Reggae Roots and Hardcore Metal that also includes Soul and Hip Hop brushstrokes. We are currently one of the few Bolivian bands, of alternative music, that have traveled around the globe, invited to play in many countries, participating in international concerts sharing the stage with artists such as DMX, Alpha Blondie, Ky Mani Marley, Damian Marley, Stephen and Julian Marley, Shakira, Calle 13, Juanes, Cultura Profética , The Skattalites, Alborosie, Charlie Black, Capleton, Sizzla Kalonji and more. We have been part of festivals such as the Pepsi Music Festival, 9 Mile Music festival, Cosquín Rock, Tigo Reggae Festival, One Love Festival, Interkultur Drammen Festival, Vorterix Reggae Fest and others, taking our musical proposal and expanding my sound… the DREADCORE, around the world.

At the beginning of this year we were in Miami sharing a memorable concert with part of the Marley Brothers (Julian, Damian and Stephen) sons of the legendary Bob Marley, and last year we gave a concert with Ky Mani Marley bringing us a complete beautiful experience,  being able to share the stage with them. For me, it was a very special experience and gives me an unforgettable period in my career, and this was enhanced when, in Miami, I was invited to Bob Marley’s house where I stayed, I also had the opportunity to share a little with his family… It was wonderful unique experience and a great blessing, for real.

We are going to Norway for 10 dates this month and we are very happy for this opportunity because we wanted to go to Europe since forever! I always talk about LA RAZA (The people who follows my music) in many places of the world and thanks to JAH and LA RAZA in Europe we have this amazing opportunity to bring them my music this year. It is a blessing! We are also going to Argentina and in February of the next year we’ll be going to Puerto Rico!

Yes! I am currently recording what will be my new album, called LION ARMY There are 16 songs full of FIRE that will surely touch the heart and soul of the people in a positive way. It is an album loaded with a lot of DREADCORE that you will be able to enjoy from start to finish! While I am recording the songs, I am very excited to see the color that the record is getting, it contains quite powerful songs but also has quite intimate songs which travel harmonically to the deepest of the soul… I am excited to give it to the people!

You can visit and share my music on my official accounts:
www.matamba.net
@matambaoficial (facebook)
@matambaoficial (instagram)
@matambamusic (twitter)
@matambachiorino (youtube channel)
My music is also available for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google+

If you have the opportunity to get a SIRE, one of the most important things you should know is that there is a SIRE suitable for anyone according to the style you want to play (any style). What makes SIRE unique, unlike others, is that the versatility of its sound HAS NO LIMITS and once you play with one of these beautiful basses I am sure that you will never be disappointed! I invite you and I challenge you to be a part of the SIRE family… I promise… YOU WILL NOT REGRET!!!


Leon Philipsen - United Kingdom

I come from a very musical family and started playing music at a young age. I had a music teacher when I was 11 that asked what instrument I would like to play in the school rock band; I chose bass and he taught me. I’ve stuck with it ever since.  The rest, as they say, is history.

I learnt about the Sire brand in early 2016 through my manager Troy. I thought a bass with that price tag couldn’t live up to the reviews, I was very wrong. Since owning my V7 I have been blown away. The quality of the bass is second to none and versatility of the instruments neck and preamp combo allows me to play a wide variety of genres – although I predominately play rock. The bass sings live, and having such a wide EQ and tone control makes switching between songs effortless.

I am honoured. To be associated with such a game changer in the industry is truly special to me.

Weston Rd is a 3 piece rock band heavily influenced by the likes of the Foo Fighters, Royal Blood and Chris Cornell. We are looking forward to releasing our debut album soon – check us out on social media for future updates.

I think one of my most memorable performances was when I was at high school and did a double bass duet of Bohemian Rhapsody with a great bassist, Ben Shepherd. It was so challenging but went down a treat.

FVP are great. They have really looked after the bands best interests and have put us in touch with leading people in the industry. To have their support has really allowed us to do what we do best – play! We are always looking forward and hope that the future is bright and that we can really make a difference to the music world.

I am very excited about this, not only is it the first recording I have done with the Sire but the music is getting great feedback so far. There is a track on there for everyone.Think heavy, bluesy, modern, big. It has it all. It is being produced by Troy Antunes and already sounds incredible.

Haha yeah I wore a suit and sunglasses. I slid on the floor at the end of an old rock ‘n’ roll song called Roadrunner. I seem to remember it being a lot cooler than it probably was but hey, gotta start somewhere. I remember being quite nervous but it was a lot of fun. I still have a lot of fun on stage, How can you not? Music just does that to me. I’m definitely not as nervous on stage as I once was.

You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube with @westonrdmusic

It’s simple, if you want a bass that has unbelievable control of tone and just feels great to play, look no further than Sire.


MATHIEU LLOPART - France

My name is MATHIEU LLOPART, I am a professional bassist from Paris, France. I started bass 20 years ago playing rock covers with my friends and then step by step after a hundred concerts with my rock band MODELO I decided to move to Paris to become a professional musician. Since then I made many concerts, tours and records, and right now I am on tour with one of the most popular French singer AMIR all around France and Europe. During my free time I also play with the band OK CORAL as a bassist and musical director. Besides I also work on my own project and I will probably release an EP before the end of 2017.

A friend of mine told me that a new brand called SIRE had been working in collaboration with Marcus Miller to release affordable basses. At that time I was thinking of buying a Jazz bass so I bought a V7 4 strings and a V7 5 strings on Thomann. At first I was impressed by their high quality, these instruments are extremely well finished for their prices, then I plugged them in my amp and the sound was awesome! I decided to bring my V7 on tour with AMIR and everyone was so happy with it that I finally kept it in my rig.

I am proud and honored to be the first French Sire Friend and I hope that it is just the beginning of a long story.

It is very hard to answer because the last song I compose is always better than the older ones.

Each tour is unique but I think that my most memorable concert was in Marseille with French singer KENDJI. The audience was so excited and shouted so loud that I did not hear a single note of what I was playing during the first three songs of the set. It was totally crazy!

I am very happy right now, I am on a big tour, I make concerts all around France and Europe and I feel lucky to make a living with my passion. I just hope that this would last as long as possible.

I think that it was in a pub with my first band in Mulhouse and I was terrified! Actually It took me some time to be relaxed on stage but thank God it is not the case anymore.

On my website: www.mathieullopart.com or on my Instagram if you want to discover more about my life on tour and my passions.

My words would be « GO and BUY one », I have many basses and the Sire basses are incredible for their prices. For sure you will not regret it!