Mike Avenaim

Mike Avenaim

When selecting mics, I always look for something that provides clarity, but also captures the vibe. The OC818 fits the Bill perfectly. The ability to pair it with any other OC818 or OC18 (in cardioid mode) is amazing and incredibly useful. I’ve yet to try these mics on something I don’t love them on!

Mike Avenaim has quickly made a name for himself through his ability to perform in any musical situation. Whether it be in the studio or on stage, his experience as a Music Director, Session Drummer, Producer, Composer and Mixer have taken him all over the world. Some of his clients include: Scott Weiland, Lil Nas X, Tori Kelly, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Lachey, Leslie Odom Jr., Ruel, NOTD, Bea Miller, Jorge Blanco, Disney, Emblem3, Zella Day, M-Phazes, Colby O‘ Donis amongst many others.

From an early age, Mike began studying classical percussion and ranked in several national classical competitions. As a teenager, his love for the drum set took over and as his education continued, he was granted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Music where he majored in contemporary performance and Jazz. In 2010 Mike decided to re-locate to the USA and focus on being a Studio and Touring Musician.

Since living in America, he has Music Directed multiple national and international tours and recorded on #1 charting tracks including tracks for Lil Nas X on the Grammy Awards. He has also appeared on such T.V. shows as: Good Morning America, The View, The Arsenio Hall Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daly. On top of his session work, Mike has composed, recorded and produced songs for feature films, movie trailers and T.V. shows.