From L-R: Telefunken North America CEO Toni Fishman and Rafa Sardina.
Photo: David Goggin.
Seven-time Grammy-winning mixer/engineer Rafa Sardina has purchased a matched pair of Telefunken NA's Ela M12 recreations of the classic microphone manufactured in the 1960s.
Because all microphones have slightly different nuances and subtleties, a perfectly matched pair requires meticulous manufacturing standards and extensive performance testing.
"I see my work much like a photographer's," says Sardina, whose credits include Macy Gray, Jessy Moss, Dr. Dre, Sheryl Crow and Angie Stone, among others, "as transparent as possible when required but always providing the creative edge to affect the song and performance in a positive way. To achieve that goal, I like to create a comfortable and inspiring environment using the best acoustics and tools available - especially the finest microphones, the first step in getting a great recording."
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