Dan Sultan

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Dan Sultan uses the following Shure Products:

Shure KSM8With two ultra-thin diaphragms and groundbreaking reverse airflow technology, the KSM8 Dualdyne™ delivers unmatched control of proximity effect, presence peaks, and bleed and requires minimal EQ and processing.
Shure Beta 57AThe Shure Beta 57A is a high output supercardioid dynamic microphone designed for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording. It maintains a true supercardioid pattern throughout its frequency range. This insures high gain-before-feedback, maximum isolation from other sound sources, and minimum off-axis tone coloration. 
Shure Beta 56AThe Beta 56A's extremely uniform supercardioid pickup pattern provides high gain before feedback and excellent rejection of unwanted noise. A built-in dynamic locking stand adapter with an integral XLR connector simplifies installation. The stand adapter keeps the microphone securely in place, even if it is struck by a drumstick. Typical Beta 56A applications include close miking of tom-toms and other percussion instruments, as well as guitar amplifiers, brass instruments, and woodwinds.
Shure Beta 27The Beta 27 side-address condenser microphone is precision engineered for professional sound reinforcement and project studio recording applications. Its flat frequency response and low self-noise provide unerring performance in demanding environments. A tight supercardioid pattern ensures high gain-before-feedback and maximum isolation from other sound sources.
Shure SM57The legendary Shure SM57 microphone is exceptional for musical instrument pickup and vocals. With its bright, clean sound and contoured frequency response, the SM57 is ideal for live sound reinforcement and recording. It has an extremely effective cardioid pickup pattern which isolates the main sound source while minimising background noise. In the studio, it is excellent for recording drums, guitar, and woodwinds.
Shure SM7BThe Model SM7B dynamic microphone has a smooth, flat, wide-range frequency response appropriate for music and speech in all professional audio applications. It features excellent shielding against electromagnetic hum generated by computer monitors, neon lights, and other electrical devices. The SM7B has been updated from earlier models with an improved bracket design that offers greater stability. In addition to its standard windscreen, it also includes the A7WS windscreen for close-talk applications.

Shure Beta 52A

The Shure Beta 52A is a high output dynamic microphone with a tailored frequency response designed specifically for kick drums and other bass instruments. It provides superb attack and punch, and delivers studio quality sound even at extremely high sound pressure levels.
Shure Beta 91A The Shure Beta 91A is designed for use with kick drums, as well as traditional low end applications including piano. Featuring an updated microphone capsule, integrated preamplifier and XLR connection, for a strong low-end response - specifically tailored for bass frequency applications. The Beta 91A combines superior attack and punch for studio quality sound, even at extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL).
Shure Beta 98AMPCThe Shure Beta 98AMP/C is a precision-engineered miniature cardioid condenser microphone for professional sound reinforcement and studio recording. Features an integrated XLR preamplifier with a flexible gooseneck and the A75M Universal Microphone Mount for accurate placement in any configuration of toms, snares or percussion. An extremely uniform cardioid polar pattern provides excellent gain-before-feedback, off-axis rejection of unwanted noise, and high maximum sound pressure level (SPL).
Shure KSM 137SLThe KSM137 is an end-address condenser microphone with a single cardioid polar pattern. Designed for studio use, yet rugged enough for live applications, the KSM137 can withstand extremely high sound pressure levels (SPL). Its low self-noise and extended frequency response make it ideal for recording instruments. Versatile, durable, and precise, the KSM137 is an outstanding microphone for instruments ranging from percussion to wind, strings to brass, and piano to guitar.

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Biography

The past few years have definitely been Dan Sultan’s favourites so far. Among many notable career highs, such as supporting Bruce Springsteen on his Australian tour, Dan admits releasing his third LP Blackbird, was the icing on the cake. The long-awaited album shot to #4 on the iTunes charts, and spent over 7 weeks in the Top 40 ARIA album charts. 

For a young songwriter who quickly became a household name and has played every Australian festival under the sun, touring the Blackbird album for a mammoth two months to sold-out venues across the country defined ‘living the dream.’ Taking its name from Nashville’s Blackbird Studios, the album was recorded in the same four walls that have seen the likes of Neil Young and The White Stripes. It is pure, bold soul-rock, and quickly becoming triple j and ABC’s Album of the Week. The timeless, powerhouse riffs met by crackling gospel interludes and old-school rock and country tones resonated with audiences and the industry alike, ultimately taking out three NIMAs (including National Album of the Year). After all, it’s a timeless journey of a man singing about love, desire and identity.

What followed was Dan Sultan’s EP Dirty Ground, and the subsequent tour showcased him in a new intimate solo mode. The EP is full of sparse and stunning new songs as well as some quieter moments and B-sides from his acclaimed 2014 album Blackbird. The songs, which highlight Dan's outstanding and unique vocal talent, include co-writes with Australian folk legend Paul Kelly and Damian Dempsey from Something For Kate. The EP was recorded in one day at Melbourne's Way Of The Eagle studios with lauded producer Jan Skubiszewski. In this intimate solo mode, the sit down shows allowed Sultan to showcase his unique talent as not only a singer and songwriter, but a teller of stories. 

Now in 2015, after the release of his live album ‘OPENLIVE’, Dan Sultan is back on the road, doing what he does best, and playing to sold-out crowds. Whilst travelling solo around the country supporting the new music platform OpenLIVE, he is road testing new material up-close and personal in intimate settings. 

The man behind Blackbird is equally as in-demand as his music. Sultan has been appointed a Greenpeace ambassador as well as ambassador for AMRAP, The GO Foundation and Record Store Day. Having already won the 2010 ARIA for Best male Artist, and 2014 ARIA for Best Rock Album, it’s clear Sultan won’t rest on his achievements – he continues to search for the most authentic and thrilling way to capture the Australian spirit and further the path of Australian music.

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