Joe on the AMT site:
Joseph Salvatore Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 29, 1952 and grew up in a very musical household. His dad, Tony, aka Big T, was a barber by day and a big-toned tenor player at night. “Big T, ” along with his brothers Nick and Joe, other tenor players, and Carl, a bebop trumpeter, made sure Joe’s exposure to Jazz and the saxophone were early and constant.
Joe’s mom, Josephine, and her sister Rose were serious listeners, as well, His Mom remembers hearing Big T play opposite Stan Getz and Flip Phillips when they were engaged. And Aunt Rose went to hear Jazz at the Philharmonic with Ella Fitzgerald when they came through Cleveland.
Not surprisingly, Joe began playing the alto at five, switching to the tenor a few years later. By the time he got his driver’s license at sixteen, Joe Lovano was a member of the Musician’s Union, Local 4, and working professionally. He started playing club dates (sometimes subbing for his dad), and Motown cover bands, eventually saving enough money from these gigs to put himself through college.
“My dad was a fantastic saxophone player with a really deep passion for the music. I grew up with his record collection and when I was a teenager, he’d bring me around to rehearsals and jam sessions”
The AMT LS is Applied Microphone Technology’s flagship woodwind microphone system. Designed, manufactured by hand, and distributed by AMT in the USA. The system is intended to clip onto flanged bell instruments.
The LS is the # 1 choice for top professionals that look for the most natural sound reproduction possible from a clip on microphone. All versions of the LS now include updated features including D.C.T. (Disconnect Cable Technology) with the ability to connect the Wi5IIC creating a belt pack free wireless system.
The LS in it’s stock configuration is the perfect choice for the player that needs a hard wired (non wireless) belt pack style setup. The LS ships in five models. (LSi, LS, LS Studio, LSW – AMT / Shure / Sabine / Line 6, LSW – AMT / Sennheiser) All of the microphones are identical and all can also be used wirelessly. The decision between the versions comes when one would choose between wireless, hardwired, and / or require both.
The latest LS updates allow the player to easily change to and from AMT’s different preamps while also allowing for direct connections to the Wi5IIC, Shure, Sabine, Line 6 or Sennheiser wireless systems. With a change in a cable, convert your LSi, LS or LS Studio from a wired belt pack / DI style preamp over to a wireless setup quickly and easily or choose the LSW which ships without a preamp and includes the cable ready for the chosen wireless. Cables sold separately.
The AMT LS is an excellent choice for soft to loud music for a principal artist, ensemble setting, or as a soloist. The microphone is suspended in a 4 point isolation ring reducing key and handling noise. Phantom power or 1 AA battery required for hardwired / beltpack use. (BP45) Phantom power required for use with the LSi models. (Inline preamp). Phantom power or 9 volt battery required for the Studio model. The LSW models are powered by the wireless transmitters that they are connected to.
AVAILABLE MODELS: (LSi, LS, LS Studio, LSW) (See optional models for more information.)
The LSi comes complete with the Inline preamp, carry pouch, and AMT disconnecting cable technology to allow the microphone to be used wireless with the AMT Wi5IIC, Shure Line 6, or Sabine Wireless. Sennheiser cable sold separately.
The LS comes complete with the BP45 belt pack style preamp, case, and AMT disconnecting cable technology to allow the microphone to be used wireless with the AMT Wi5IIC, Shure or Sabine Wireless. Sennheiser cable sold separately.
The LS Studio comes complete with the AP Studio preamp, case, and AMT disconnecting cable technology to allow the microphone to be used wireless with the AMT Wi5IIC. Shure, Sabine, and Sennheiser cables sold separately.
The LSW comes complete with microphone and cable for direct use with the AMT Wi5IIC wireless system OR for AMT, Shure, Line 6 and Sabine or Sennheiser. Choose for wireless system to be used.