Percussionist with the Stars Picks TELEFUNKEN

Pictured is percussionist Roland Gajate-Garcia with his matched pair of TELEFUNKEN AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphones. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Pictured is percussionist Roland Gajate-Garcia with his matched pair of TELEFUNKEN AK-47 MkII tube condenser microphones.
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"Dancing With The Stars"" percussionist Roland Gajate-Garcia and his bandmates typically learn and rehearse as many as twelve songs in a day. The musicians work with skeleton charts that might indicate bass or keyboard parts, but rarely include specific percussion patterns. As a result, Garcia must be consistently imaginative and very flexible, providing a clear sound for the program. "I have to come up with new instrumentation and sounds all the time," says Garcia. "And being a hand percussionist creates more of a sonic variety than only playing with sticks. I'm loving my new pair of Telefunken AK-47s – they provide a unique clarity and warmth that always helps to bring my music to life."

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TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Product Overview

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is a world-class audio equipment manufacturer located in South Windsor, CT, offering a wide array of products focusing on the highest quality vacuum tube-based condenser microphones and dynamic microphones.

The flagship Diamond Series line offers meticulous reproductions of classic vintage microphones including the ELA M 251, U47, and C12, recreated to exacting details to the originals. The R-F-T Series consists of original circuit designs combining premium components and new old stock vacuum tubes with globally sourced metalwork for cost efficiency, and includes the AR-51, AK-47 MkII, ELA M 260, and CU-29 Copperhead. The Dynamic Series features three unique dynamic microphone designs, the M80, M81, and M82, in a variety of packages to accommodate nearly every need for a dynamic microphone, such as handheld microphones, low-profile versions, and wireless head capsule adapters for use on everything from vocals to drum kits. All of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's microphones are hand-assembled in CT, USA.

In addition to the expansive microphone line, TELEFUNKEN offers premium vacuum tubes, vintage restoration microphone parts, high quality XLR cables, guitar picks, and several other after-market parts. The product line continues to grow to provide new markets with the quality that TELEFUNKEN is known for.

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones are built to a standard, not a price.

Telefunken Quotes:

"Bob Weir had previously used the M80 and suggested I check it out. The M80 microphone has an incredible balance of fidelity and rejection. These microphones worked flawlessly in the Dead's somewhat hazardous live sound environment."

– Derek Featherstone, FOH engineer, The Dead

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