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Ear Trumpet Labs – Old Dominion Hits the Road with ETL Edwina

Ear Trumpet Labs – Old Dominion Hits the Road with ETL Edwina

Nashville, TN (April 10, 2019)—A highlight on country act Old Dominion’s current arena tour has been the performance of a new song, “One Man Band,” with the moment underlined by the group using an Edwina vocal microphone from boutique mic manufacturer Ear Trumpet Labs.

The large-diaphragm condenser Edwina model was selected for the quieter moment in an otherwise high-energy set, as lead vocalist Matthew Ramsey is joined by lead guitarist Brad Tursi to share the Edwina microphone for vocal harmonies.

 

FOH engineer Ian Zorbaugh noted, “The show designer came to me looking for a ‘vibey’ microphone for two of our vocalists to sing into together. I wanted to give the designer a look he liked, while also achieving a sound quality that I was happy with. I’d heard great things about the sonics of all of the Ear Trumpet products, and obviously, they have a very distinctive vibe. The Edwina sounds great; it has a very detailed, open sound while also being very stable. We use it at the end of a 40-foot thrust, well in front of the PA, so the stability was another key element in making this particular moment in our show a success.”

Lead singer Matthew Ramsey notes, “Playing a new song in our set comes with the risk of losing the full attention of our audience because they aren’t familiar with it. On top of that, it’s somewhat of a ballad. We wanted to make sure this song had its moment [so] when the light hits that microphone at the end of the stage, the crowd instantly knows something special is about to happen, Not only is it great sonically for catching the mix of Brad Tursi’s vocal and mine together, it just looks cool, too.”

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New AEA Session featuring Jay Som

New AEA Session featuring Jay Som

Jay Som is the featured band in one of our most unique AEA Sessions yet. Recorded entirely by the new supercardioid KU5A, Jay Som performs ‘Baybee’ from their 2017 album, ‘Everybody Works’. From the cozy comfort of a living room-turned-practice space, Jay Som demonstrates a playful, but precise chemistry.

The sharp directionality of the KU5A allows an entire band like Jay Som to record live and in close proximity without excessive bleed or room tone. It gives engineers and artists a unique combination of superb directionality and warm ribbon tonality in an active, road-ready form factor.

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Telefunken Alchemy Series Microphones

Telefunken Alchemy Series Microphones

Designed, hand-built, and tested to strict quality standards in Connecticut, USA, the Alchemy Series is TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s next generation of large diaphragm tube condensers. These new microphone models feature unique sonic profiles developed from the ground up. The bold new voicings of the Alchemy Series are the TF29TF39TF47, and TF51.

TF29

TF29 Copperhead

The fixed cardioid TF29 is a workhorse microphone, accurately capturing nearly any source put in front of it with a natural tonality.

TF29

TF39 Copperhead Deluxe

The TF39 expands on the “Copperhead” sound by adding 3-pattern selection between cardioid, omnidirectional, and figure-8.

TF47

TF47

With a deep low end and a forward midrange, the TF47 delivers a warm and punchy sound reminiscent of the U47 and M49.

TF51

TF51

The large diaphragm multi pattern TF51 exhibits a smooth midrange and airy top end similar to the ELA M 251E and C12.

Future classics, not clones.

With the combination of vintage microphone elements and modern fidelity and reliability, the Alchemy Series delivers microphones each with a distinctively original sonic fingerprint. The Alchemy Series is an evolution and refinement to past models in the R-F-T Series (CU-29 Copperhead, AR-51, and AK-47 MkII), benefitting from over a decade of in-house microphone design and production.

Professional designs, superior functionality.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has implemented numerous improvements sonically and mechanically to the Alchemy Series, tailored all the way down to the accessories. Boasting newly designed custom headgrilles for transparency and openness, hand-plugged circuit boards, and selected American and European vacuum tubes and transformers, no detail was left unaddressed. All systems ship in a sleek, compact, protective case for easy transport and storage. Included are two modern mount options, microphone dust cover, high-flex 7-meter cable, and an American-assembled power supply.

Real trusted quality, built to last.

Like all TELEFUNKEN microphones, the Alchemy Series is assembled in the same American facility as the legendary Diamond Series (ELA M 251E, C12 and U47) by a small, dedicated team of engineers and technicians. Each microphone is individually tested and listened to. All critical components are quality controlled in-house before assembly, including capsule frequency sweeps, vacuum tube burn-in and noise grading. These high standards lead to extremely tight tolerances from microphone to microphone – something few in the industry can claim.

The ideal choice for discerning engineers, musicians, and producers.

The Alchemy Series combines timeless sound quality with TELEFUNKEN reliability in an affordable package. Whether it’s the home studio or a commercial facility, the Alchemy Series is suited for any recording environment.

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Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

Sting Shoots Out the Slate VMS ML-1

In a recent recording session, audio engineer Alex Venguer shot out the Slate VMS ML-1 against a vintage 251 with the one-and-only Sting!

Find out what happened in our interview with Alex, where he discusses full session details, shootout results, and key ML-1 pro tips and tricks when recording under pressure with world-renowned artists.

Here’s what happened

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In The Spotlight Cloud Microphones

In The Spotlight Cloud Microphones

Hear more of your mic’s character and less preamp with the ultra-clean gain of our award-winning Cloudlifter Series Mic Activators.  

Or…

Elevate Your Sound to the power of Z and shape the sound of your mic, guitar, bass, or keyboard with our Vari-Z control.

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New AEA Session featuring Madison Cunningham

New AEA Session featuring Madison Cunningham

MADISON CUNNINGHAM PERFORMS “BEAUTY INTO CLICHÉS”

On her new single, ‘Beauty Into Cliches’, singer/songwriter and guitarist, Madison Cunningham, sings of the relentless expectations the world foists on women and girls. Her solo performance of the song is the feature of this latest installment in the AEA Sessions video series, in which we follow her through fancifully decorated rooms full of color and texture set to the shifting dynamics of her guitar and voice.

A near-field N22 captures the clarity and detail of Madison’s guitar playing, while the supercardioid KU4 records her voice. A stereo R88 runs through a TRP2, capturing the ambient sound of each room.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Madison Cunningham is a singer-songwriter from Orange County, CA reminiscent of the great songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Jeff Buckley. Her raw emotional songwriting attracted producer Tyler Chester and together they released her debut EP, Love, Lose, Remember, in early 2017. 

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Introducing the VMS ML-1 Vintage Edition

Introducing the VMS ML-1 Vintage Edition

The ML-1 Vintage Edition takes our ultra linear microphone circuit from our VMS ML-1 Modeling Microphone and places it into a vintage 47 style body for the ultimate pairing of classic looks and modern technology.

Features include a steel frame and polished brass ring, a German-inspired, cage-style shock mount, and it also includes a wooden jewel box.

The ML-1 Vintage comes with the Classic Tubes module that recreates the sound of over $100,000 worth of famous tube microphones and preamps.

You can use the ML-1 Vintage with any clean and linear preamp to take advantage of the microphone and preamp modeling.

Vintage looks, the classic sounds of the industry’s top mics.

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Slate Digital Classic Tubes 3

Slate Digital Classic Tubes 3

Description: Product ID VMSCT3

The Classic Tubes 3 Expansion Pack adds five new lush, vintage, and warm tube mics to the Virtual Microphone System mic locker.  From German classics to custom hybrid Tube/Ribbon mics, these mics will help give your recordings a classic tone and feel.

Included Microphones:

  • FG-37A
  • FG-44
  • FG-47 MKII
  • FG-67 MKII
  • FG-49


Minimum System Requirements:

  • Quad Core i5 Processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.7 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • Classic Tubes license required (ML-1)
  • iLok 2 or 3 Required


Recommended System Requirements:

  • Quad Core i7 Processor
  • 8GB of RAM
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or Later
  • Windows 7 & Above
  • iLok 2 or 3 Required

Supported Plugin Formats:

  • Intel Mac 32bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Intel Mac 64bit: VST2, VST3, AU, AAX
  • Windows 32bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
  • Windows 64bit: VST2, VST3, AAX
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Ear Trumpet Labs

Ear Trumpet Labs

Ear Trumpet Labs

Ear Trumpet Labs is the unholy offspring of a former software engineer with a habit of building audio gear. Having learned the arcane secrets of microphone construction from his betters, he set about finding the coolest looking, most unlikely components with which to make bodies for his babies.

Emerging from the dark, he held before him the talismanic sound-art pieces that would light the path forward for a new workshop. In constant flux and experimentation, the microphones of Ear Trumpet Labs are all glimmering spots of distinctive light in a world of boring same-old.