Multi-Track Sessions

TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Presents:
Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers Multi-Track Session LIVE

Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers - "Go Go Go"

Song composed by Nicki Bluhm.

Pictured live in concert is Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. Photo by John Margaretten.On Friday October 6th, 2012, during the weekend of the Audio Engineering Society convention, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers performed to a sold-out crowd at The Independent Music Hall in San Francisco, CA. Nicki Bluhm previously released an acclaimed solo record before relaunching her country soul career with the Gramblers. This show marked the five-year wedding anniversary of band members Nicki & Tim Bluhm, with band members dressed up in full wedding attire.

The performance was recorded in multi-track format by San Francisco bay-area producer and engineer David Simon-Baker (Jack Johnson / ALO), and co-engineered by the bands front-of-house engineer Michael Wilson. Covering nearly every single channel of the stage were microphones provided by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, including the M80 Dynamic on vocals and snare drum, the M81 Universal Dynamic on guitar amps, the M82 on kick drum, as well as the ELA M 260 small diaphragm tubeNicki Bluhm & The Grambers microphones on hi-hat and drum overheads. Pre amps manufactured by API, Neve, Grace and Midas were all used in the on-location recording process. The multi-track audio files of the original song "Go Go Go" 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 (C12, AR-51, etc), and then the make and model of pre amplifier (BAE 1073, Manley, Neve, API, etc.).

All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 44.1KHz sample rate. They can be downloaded and imported into your Digital Audio Workstation of choice by downloading and unzipping from the link below:

Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers: "Go Go Go" Audio Files – Download Here

"Go Go Go" was the first song in the ongoing monthly contest. Contest participants entered by submitting their mixes via the Indaba Music contest page. The top ten mixes were determined by popular vote, with the winning mix judged by the artist and TELEFUNKEN's staff members.

Mix Contest Winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Skeeter Jackson
Berlin, Germany
Prize: Telefunken M82 Dynamic mic

Runner Up: Alpha Sonics
SouthEast United Kingdom
Prize: Telefunken M80 Dynamic mic

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. Focusing on the Dynamic Series, these recordings feature the newly released M82 on kick drum alongside the M81 on guitars and toms, and the M80 on vocals and snare drum, as well as the ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube mic on drum overheads and room mics.

Indaba Music offers a place for musicians around the world to network and make music together through online collaboration. Created in 2007, Indaba Music is an online platform offering the tools and services that help musicians across all aspects of their careers — from networking and education, to production, promotion and distribution.

Skeeter Jackson's Grand Prize Winning Track

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