Audition a Variety of Mics in Your Personal Studio Listening Space
[caption id="attachment_13221" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Pictured in session at Germano Studios in Manhattan is Andrew Cole. TELEFUNKEN microphones pictured (L-R) are the CU-29 Copperhead over his shoulder, the AR-51 on the guitar body, and an ELA M 260 on the guitar neck. Photo by Ian Cluggish."][/caption]
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, the TEC Award-winning microphone company which faithfully recreates the vintage sound of classic Telefunken mics, is now offering access to a number of multi-track recording sessions with a variety of musical artists.
The latest addition to the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik multi-track session file series was recorded at Germano Studios during the 131st Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City. Engineered by Germano Studios staff engineer Kenta Yonesaka through the studio's SSL "Duality" console, with assistance from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's, Brendan Morawski.
The artists featured during this recording session were songwriter Andrew Cole backed by female vocalist Chantel Upshaw, guitarist Lee Sylvester, drummer Bryan Kelly, bassist Bill Carleton, and pianist Tony Parlapiano. Andrew's original song "Dead Roses" is an acoustic folk-pop song with a breathy male lead vocal and a haunting female accompaniment.
Some of the highlights heard on these files feature several TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik classics employed for vocals. The ELA M 251, U48, C12, as well as the R-F-T AR-51 and CU-29 have become the norm for vocal duties on the multi-track session series. Unconventionally, a pair of R-F-T AK-47 MkII microphones were placed in direct comparison to a pair of the venerable classic C-12 in drum overhead duties.
Additionally, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik premiered two proto-type models from the company's line of dynamic range mics. The M82 specialized kick drum mic made its debut, along with the just released M81 instrumental microphone. Featuring a flatter frequency response, the M81 was employed for recording toms,, and placed next to R-F-T series CU-29 "Copperhead" and AR-51s on electric guitar.
Also in less familiar microphone applications, a pair of ELA M 260 microphones was used to record an upright piano while a proto-type DI and R-F-T CU-29 made their first appearance in a bass recording application. To fill out the session, an R-F-T AR-70 stereo microphone expertly captured the overall room sound.
These files are available for download to the user's favorite DAW system in 24-bit .WAV format at 44.1k sampling rate. All are welcome to not only audition these files, but to listen to and compare the various "multi-mic'd" scenarios while finding a textural mix balance that suits one's particular personal sense of aesthetic.
"We encourage listeners to use these files to get familiar with the TELEFUNKEN product line and also fine tune their mixing skills," commented Alan Veniscofsky, Director of Operations.
To learn more about the TELEFUNKEN Session Files, visit:
Andrew Coles "Dead Roses" was recorded in NYC at Germano Studios in NYC:
Jonny Rodgers "Glorious" sessions feature water filled wine glasses and male voice,
and was tracked at TELEFUNKEN Studios in CT.
Massachusetts-based band The Brew has sessions for "What I Want" available for download and mixing at:
For info about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, visit: http://www.t-funk.com