On December 13, 2013, the Hartford, Connecticut based band Bronze Radio Return visited TELEFUNKEN Studios amidst a winter tour to promote their newly released album Up, On & Over. Having originally demoed material at the studio a few years prior, the band and their fans were excited for the year-end holiday home coming performance.
The entire performance was recorded live via the studio’s API 1608 console and a selection of original Neve, LaChapell, and Grace Design pre amps. Every single channel was tracked using a TELEFUNKEN microphone into Pro Tools HD, in one take, with no overdubs.
The newly released DD5 Dynamic Drum Pack was employed on drum set. The Kick drum features the M82 positioned inside. The M80-SH was utilized on snare drum, with the M81-SH on toms and electric guitar cabs. The yet-to-be released M60 small diaphragm FET microphone was used on hi-hat and ride cymbal, as well as on the drum overheads.
The Leslie speaker of the C3 organ was recorded with an M80-SH dynamic on top and the M82 positioned on the low end. A Nord keyboard and bass guitar were recorded direct. Lastly, the vocals were recorded with the M80 Dynamic microphones.
The multi-track audio files of the original song “Mister, Mister” from this live recording are now available for download.
All the files are clearly labeled in the same format with the source listed first (LEAD VOX, ACOUSTIC, PIANO), followed by the microphone used (M80, M82, etc). All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 44.1KHz sample rate.
“Mister, Mister” was a song in an ongoing monthly contest co-hosted with Indaba Music. The top ten mixes were determined by popular vote, with the winning mix judged by the artist and TELEFUNKEN’s staff members.
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.
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