Los Angeles-based Platinum Audio Rentals added a pair of Brauner KHEs to its list of gear.
Platinum Audio Rentals, a high-end pro audio gear supplier in Southern California recently acquired two Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition microphones to supplement their extensive rental pool. Prompted by an enthusiastic recommendation from a key recording client, Platinum president and co-owner, Jeff Sherman, purchased a VM1 KHE large-diaphragm tube mic without even hearing or seeing it beforehand.
“I had never heard it, never tried it,” remembers Sherman about his introduction to the VM1 KHE. “A producer that rents a lot of gear from us wanted us to get it. So, just for him, I bought one. After that, we would offer it to other producers and engineers or bring it to a studio for a shootout and amazingly most would often prefer the Brauner over their old favorites.”
In creating the Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition, microphone designer and manufacturer Dirk Brauner joined forces with respected mic modifier Klaus Heyne to design an intricately customized and meticulously hand-built, large-diaphragm, transformer-coupled tube microphone.
Like all Brauner microphones, the VM1 KHE is handmade in Germany. After construction, each microphone is shipped to Oregon’s German Masterworks for final tweaking by Klaus Heyne himself. As a result, the VM1 KHE is a truly exceptional transducer that joins ranks alongside the world’s most coveted and classic microphone designs.
“The Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne Edition has a magical quality that cannot be described,” observed Lunde, president of TransAudio Group, Brauner’s exclusive worldwide distributor. “To combine Klaus’ tuning and modification skills here in America with Brauner’s German manufacturing and design expertise is the stuff of legends. It’s no wonder there is now a six-month waiting list for one of these microphones. So far, every KHE owner has called me to share their sheer excitement at the levels of performance their mic can reach. Pretty amazing since all these people already own fine collections of the world’s best microphones!”
For more information about the TransAudio Group, go to www.transaudiogroup.com.