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Big Big Train Picks TELEFUNKEN at Real World

Rehearsals for Major Tour Recorded and Filmed

Pictured is Big Big Train rehearsing at Real World Studios, UK. Photo by Simon Hogg.

English prog-rock band Big Big Train picked an arsenal of TELEFUNKEN microphones for their rehearsals at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios before taking them out on the road for their recent tour. The band releases the single “Merry Christmas” on December 8.

Big Big Train is using the entire TELEFUNKEN Dynamic Series of microphones, including the M80-WH and M80 on vocals, M81 and M81-SH on guitar amps and horns, plus two DC7 seven-microphone drum packs on the large custom drum set provided by Sonor.  Rehearsals were recorded and filmed for future release.

David Longdon (vocals, flute, keyboards and guitars) commented, “I have used Telefunken mics quite a lot in the studio and know how great they sound. They always work and seem to bring life to the instruments they are put on. With Big Big Train we have a big band with a lot of different instrumentation. From my vocals to the brass ensemble, guitars, bass, and Nick’s big drum kit, I knew using Telefunken live would be a great choice and they did not disappoint at all.”

The band’s FOH mixer Rob Aubrey added, “All the mics I used at rehearsals and gigs were perfect straight out of the box with little or no EQ.”

Big Big Train was formed in 1990. The current line-up consists of Nick D’Virgilio (drums), Dave Gregory (guitars), Rachel Hall (violin and vocals), David Longdon (vocals, flute, keyboards and guitars), Danny Manners (keyboards and bass), Andy Poole (guitars, bass and keyboards), Rikard Sjöblom (keyboards and guitars) and Gregory Spawton (bass, guitars and keyboards). They have released eleven studio albums and three EPs.

Real World Studios is a residential recording studio and rehearsal space founded by Peter Gabriel and situated in the village of Box, Wiltshire. The studio’s 2,000 sq. ft. Big Room has two isolation booths and houses an SSL XL 9000 K mixing console, with additional outboard equipment surrounding the room.

ABOUT TELEFUNKENTELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that expertly combines vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone design. TELEFUNKEN’s commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the best possible service to their customers.