“We love the sound that’s captured by AEA ribbon microphones. They’re so natural and warm sounding on whatever we record. The R44CE on my acoustic bass and electric cabinet is fantastic as are the N8 matched pair for overheads and group recording. The R84 sounds fantastic for both acoustic and electric guitars as well as horns and vocals.”
Mark Egan’s distinctive command of the fretless electric bass has allowed him to rack up eight platinum albums and three gold ones and made him a go to session player for collaborators all over the planet.
Originally a trumpet player, he later switched to the bass while studying at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music — and notably counts Jaco Pastorius and Dave Holland among his instructors on the instrument. Egan’s breakout moment came during the mid 1970s playing in the original Pat Metheny group. Since then, he’s gone on to record and tour with an astoundingly diverse roster of artists and musicians that includes jazz and fusion greats like Stan Getz, Pat Martino, Bill Evans, Larry Coryell and John McLaughlin as well as pop stars like Sting, Carly Simon, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Osborne, Sophie B. Hawkins and Duran Duran.
Egan’s also been a longtime member of the Gil Evans Orchestra, and along with PMG drummer Danny Gottlieb, co-founded the jazz-fusion group Elements. Beyond that, he also has his own record label and production company, Wavetone Records that releases his solo and group recordings.