January 22, Winter NAMM 2016 — TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, CT, is introducing two new comprehensive drum microphone packs at Winter NAMM 2016. The company has assembled the three unique voices of its TEC Award-winning Dynamic Series microphone line, in combination with two matched small diaphragm FET condensers, and packaged them as the 6-microphone DC6 Drum Pack and the 7-microphone DC7 Drum Pack for drum recording and live performance applications.
Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, the M81-SH for toms, and the M60 FET cardioid for cymbals or overheads. Both the DC6 and DC7 ship in heavy-duty hard shell HC87 flight cases and include multiple drum mounts (M782, M784 and M785) and an SGMC-5R five-meter XLR cable with right angle female connector for each microphone in the set. Read More . . .
South Windsor, CT , SXSW 2016 — TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has expanded its popular Stage Series line of microphone cables. Alongside the popular microphone line, the new cables are being introduced March 17, 18, and 19 at the SXSW Gear Expo, Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 4, Level 1. Open to all registrants, showcasing artists and the general public, the Expo has become the key destination for musicians, buyers, gear and tech aficionados at SXSW.
Three new cable lengths are now available, including 1m, 2m and 5m cables: SGMC-1, SGMC-2 and SGMC-5. These cables join the previous three cables from the series: SMGC-5R, SGMC-10 and SGMC-10R.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Stage Series microphone cable has been specially engineered for use on live sound stages, as well as in recording studios. Featuring cable made from 100% Copper wire, Stage Series cable is ideal for lower profile applications around the drum set and percussion rig, as well as on vocals and instruments.
TELEFUNKEN cables are offered in non-standard lengths including the extra lengthy 10 meter (33.3 feet) SGMC-10 and SGMC-10R which is offered with a right angle XLR, making it ideal for drum set and percussion application with a tight space allowance for a microphone. Read More . . .
South Windsor, CT, October 2015 — TELEFUNKEN recently hosted recording sessions with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers at the company's Connecticut studio. The daughter of music legend Levon Helm, she co-produced Levon Helm's 2007 CD Dirt Farmer, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band's Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman Grammy-winning albums.
Amy Helm's debut album Didn't It Rain, is available now. View the "Live from the Lab" session for the single "Didn't It Rain" and three other video performances.
Helms is currently touring with the TELEFUNKEN AR-51 multi-pattern tube microphone, as well as the company's ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube, DD5 drum package, and M80 dynamic mics for live vocals.
Officially dubbed the "Live From The Lab" Series, these performances are recorded exclusively with TELEFUNKEN microphones on a 25' x 50' soundstage, which is flanked by tech benches that employees use to build and assemble the microphones.
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