Mike Bossy VO Session

We recently had the pleasure of working with NHL Hall-of-Famer, Mike Bossy, who came to House Studios to speak on behalf of the Lymphatic Research Foundation, a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to find a cure for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders.  Mike played for the New York Islanders for his entire career and was part of their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s.  Known for his powerful shot, he holds the best goal-per-game ratio in NHL history.  Bossy is among very few NHL players who have scored 50 or more goals per season for nine consecutive seasons.

Mike was to read three, 30 second scripts to raise awareness for this great cause.  To go about capturing the sound of Mike’s vocal I used one of the best microphones we have in our arsenal, the Telefunken AR-51 Tube.  I ran the signal through an Avedis MA5 mic preamp (Neve’ish type sound with its own unique coloration) with the 28k switch engaged to give the vocal nice air and presence.  After the signal left the Avedis, it went straight into our Lynx Aurora converters/Pro Tools HD.  No compression, or any signal processing for that matter, was used on the vocal whatsoever.  The sound going in was warm, crisp, articulate and hi-fi.

It was a pleasure working with Mike Bossy on this project.  In addition to his voice having a naturally pleasing timbre and tone, his professionalism, work ethic and willingness to be a part of this worthwhile cause was admirable.  We look forward to contributing our services here at House Studios to future research foundations committed to finding cures and remedies for potentially life threatening diseases and illnesses.

Mike Bossy VO Session


2 Responses to “Mike Bossy VO Session”

  1. craig douglas on December 14th, 2011 1:27 pm

    great vocal chain… i use the same mic and pre.. love it!!..

  2. Michael Violette on September 25th, 2012 8:02 am

    Hi Marc. Just want you to know we are also big Ice Hockey Fans , I,m a good skater and my 9 year year old son is a Goalie up at the RINX. I guess Hockey is my second love and my sons first outside of music . Anyways i met Mike Bossy a while back Nice guy , i’m a Ranger fan and i use to love the Rivalry back in the day . Mike was the Best untill a guy named Gretzgy came along .
    PS i put you up on the website and wil see when we can do an artist spotlight .

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