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:

"I first used the AR-51 for lead vocals and found it to be a excellent sounding mic. It beautifully captures the nuance and detail of the voice ... all of the information is there, so you are free to work with your favorite EQ and compression."

– Kenji Nakai, Recording Engineer

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