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Nigel Olsson Endorses Quik-Lok Systems for the Studio and Stage(August 22, 2001)
During a successful recording career that has spanned almost 35 years, Nigel Olsson has recorded with such artists as Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Sedaka, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Uriah Heep, and the Spencer Davis Group. Nigel is best known for his work with Elton John on such classic albums as HONKY CHATEAU, DON'T SHOOT ME..., GOOD-BYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, CARIBOU, and CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE BROWN DIRT COWBOY. Nigel is presently working on his seventh solo album with Elton John guitarist and musical director Davey Johnstone and Elton John keyboardist, Guy Babylon.
On-stage and in the studio, Nigel does his own monitor mix through two 16x4 compact mixers and several effects processors. Nigel points out, "I do my own mix into my wireless headphones. By doing so, I do away with two or three fat, screaming monitors on my drum riser. I have about 15 mics on my drum kit with effects and the soundman is feeding me everything from vocals, to piano in stereo, and all the guitars and keyboards. By isolating and doing my monitor mix, it keeps my on-stage sound much cleaner. I work much better and am more in touch with the music when I have my own little studio in my head."
Supporting the compact 16 channel mixers are Quik-Lok's QL-400 Locator Stands. The Quik-Lok QL-400 Locator Stand is designed to hold small professional studio gear such as auto locators, multi-track recorders, compact mixers, sequencers and drum machines as large as 17-1/4 inches to 23-3/4 inches wide by 26 inches deep. Nigel points out, "I came across the Quik-Lok QL-400 Locator Stand during a drum clinic in Columbus, Ohio. The mixer that was provided for me was on a Quik-Lok QL-400 Locator Stand and I fell in love with this beautiful stand immediately! I knew it would be perfect for my on-stage needs."
When Nigel places his 16 channel mixers in the "seat" of the QL-400, they are secured in place when the stand's heavy gauge, rubber padded support arms are locked-down. Nigel can almost tilt the mixer to a 90° angle without fear of it coming out of the seat. The QL-400 is height adjustable from 32 inches to 40 inches high with full circle angle adjustability. The Quik-Lok QL-400 Locator Stands keep Nigel's mixers at the appropriate height and angle, well within Nigel's reach for fine tuning of his mix. The QL-400's five legged "starfish" foot print with 5 double-wheel casters, allows Nigel to easily position the QL-400 on his drum riser."
Nigel continues, "The QL-400 are so easy to set-up and the construction is second to none - The QL-400 is really a brilliant stand. Once I put the mixer on the QL-400s and find the right height and angle position, the stand locked down and it's rock solid for the show."
The QL-400 Locator Stand has a suggested list of $179.95.
The QL-400 Locator Stand, like all professional Quik-Lok Stands, is manufactured of solid steel welded construction and features a standard five year limited warranty against manufacturers defects. The QL-400 is available for immediate shipment from the Music Industries Corp.
L.A. and New Jersey warehouses. For more information about Quik-Lok Stands and the many other product lines from Music Industries Corp., contact, Quik-Lok Systems, 625 Locust Street, Garden City, NY 11530, tel: 516-794-1888. fax: 516-794-4099. Web: www.quiklok.com or www.musicindustries.com.
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