On Thursday, March 29th, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik hosted a microphone clinic and listening party at Java Jive Studio in Nashville, TN. The event featured TELEFUNKEN microphones exclusively on each instrument and voice. The music was performed by Human Radio, an American pop-rock band from Memphis, TN.
The original song “You & Me & the Radio” was recorded through a D&R Cinemix console in Pro Tools HD at 24/44.1 through Black Lion modified 192 converters. No EQ or compression was used.
Microphones featured in this session include the AR-70 Stereo on drum overheads, M80 Dynamics on snare and toms, and the new M82 Kick Dynamic on the kick drum. The M81 Universal Dynamic and AK-47mkII were employed on guitar rig, with the M80 Dynamic and CU-29 Copperhead positioned on the electric bass amp. Organ was tracked with a stereo pair of ELA M 260s and a stereo pair of CU-29s were stationed on the grand piano. The male lead vocals were cut using multiple microphones including the ELA M 251E, U47, CU-29, AR-51 and AK-47mkII.
The multi-track files from this recording session are now available for download as part of the latest installment of the TELEFUNKEN Multi-Track Session Files. The audio files are presented as 44.1k / 24bit .WAV and can be imported into the digital audio workstation (DAW) of your choice and are zipped (using 7-Zip) in groups for ease of 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 (C12, AR-51, etc), and then the make and model of pre amplifier (BAE 1073, Manley, Neve, API, etc.).