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TELEFUNKEN Partners With Indaba for Rusted Root Mixing Contest

Previous Winners Announced for Choice TELEFUNKEN Microphones

Pictured live in concert is Rusted Root. Photo by Jay Blakesberg.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has partnered with Indaba Music to present a monthly mixing contest: TELEFUNKEN Multi Track Sessions LIVE. Each month a new song recorded exclusively with TELEFUNKEN microphones, live on stage in front of an audience, is available for download as part of the mixing contest.

This month’s contest features Rusted Root ( ), a summer festival sensation known for its fusion of acoustic folk-rock and a percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, Native American, and Indian influences. They recently performed live for TELEFUNKEN, which is providing the live stems for the song “Ecstasy” for this month’s mixing contest.

Submissions are due by July 23rd at 5PM. To enter, visit:

Last month’s contest song was “Go Go Go,” recorded live with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. Thousands of contest participants submitted their mixes via the Indaba Music contest page. The top ten mixes were determined by popular vote, with winners chosen by the artist and TELEFUNKEN’s staff members.

Grand Prize Winner : TELEFUNKEN M82 Dynamic
Skeeter Jackson from Berlin, Germany

Runner Up : TELEFUNKEN M80 Dynamic
Alpha-Sonics from South East, United Kingdom

Each month winners receive a TELEFUNKEN microphone. Prizes include microphones from the R-F-T and Dynamic Series including the M82 Dynamic, M81 Universal Dynamic and the M80 Dynamic, as well as the CU-29 Copperhead, AR-51, AK-47mkII and the ELA M 260.

TELEFUNKEN’s Multi Track Sessions LIVE is an excellent tool for auditioning the TELEFUNKEN microphone product line in the comfort and familiarity of a personal studio or listening environment. Focusing on the Dynamic Series, these recordings feature the newly released M82 on kick drum alongside the M81 on guitars and toms, and the M80 on vocals and snare drum, as well as the ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube mic on drum overheads and room mics.

Indaba Music offers a place for musicians around the world to network and make music together through online collaboration. Created in 2007, Indaba Music is an online platform offering the tools and services that help musicians across all aspects of their careers – from networking and education, to production, promotion and distribution.

Contestants can download, mix and submit entries until July 23.
Online voting will take place from July 24 to August 6. Winners will be announced shortly after the voting deadline.

About TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik produces a comprehensive line of fine microphones, ranging from meticulously engineered replicas of historic vintage microphones handcrafted in the USA, to the R-F-T series of microphones that take advantage of the globalization of technology, as well as innovative dynamic microphones for live and studio performance.

To learn more about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, visit: