(San Francisco, CA – May 10, 2012) Women's Audio Mission, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, recently partnered with Manley Labs and TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, who provided microphones for a recording session with the GRAMMY© Award Winning KRONOS QUARTET. TELEFUNKEN generously loaned WAM a pair of ELA M 260s, AR-51s and CU-29 Copperhead microphones and Manley Labs loaned a Manley Gold Reference specifically for the session.
The Kronos Quartet recorded material for their upcoming performance of "Women's Voices" on May 11th, a concert series featuring critically acclaimed female composers and performers from around the world, including Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Van-Anh Vo. Vo, who joined the Kronos Quartet in-studio at WAM, has written and arranged five pieces for the quartet that she'll also perform during "Women's Voices."
Women's Audio Mission founder Terri Winston and staff engineer Laura Dean engineered the session, assisted by Jenny Thornburg. With help from Manley and TELEFUNKEN, the session was an incredible success and WAM's engineers were able to optimally capture the Quartet's signature sound.
"It was great to have TELEFUNKEN and Manley on board for this project," says Terri Winston, Founder of WAM. "It made all the difference in the world to have that confidence in our mic selection. Kronos Quartet especially liked the Copperheads on violins and the ELA M 260 and Gold Reference on cello." Winston continues, "We couldn’t be happier to have collaborated with TELEFUNKEN, Manley and the Kronos Quartet on something that is also a huge part of our mission — to expand the voice of music and media and ensure that women's ideas, interests and points of view are conveyed throughout our culture and society."
SoundPure.com coordinated the microphone loans from TELEFUNKEN and Manley; the WAM team recorded to Pro Tools HD 2 with Lavry Blue converters, Avedis MA-5, Great River MP-2NV and Millennia HV-3R mic pres, and Earthworks QTC 30 microphones.
The material recorded at WAM will debut at the "Women's Voices" performance at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on May 11th and 12th. Details regarding "Women's Voices" can be found at http://ybca.org/kronos-quartet-womens-voices. For more information about Women's Audio Mission, visit www.womensaudiomission.org. For more information about Manley Labs, visit www.manley.com and for TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, visit www.t-funk.com.
About Women's Audio Mission
Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are critically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the Internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.
For more information, visit www.womensaudiomission.org.
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TELEFUNKEN | USA acquired the TELEFUNKEN Trademark for North America in 2001, and in 2009 the company was named the Elektroakustik (translation: Electrical Acoustics) arm of TELEFUNKEN and awarded the exclusive rights to manufacture a wide variety of professional audio products and vacuum tubes bearing the TELEFUNKEN name, in over 27 countries worldwide. Recreating the classic TELEFUNKEN microphones has been a labor of love for the company CEO, Toni Fishman and the pursuit of that dream has culminated in the manufacture of what we at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik believe are the finest microphones currently available in the world today.
Along with meticulously manufacturing historic replicas of classic microphones by hand in the USA, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is now marketing the R-F-T series of microphones that take advantage of the globalization of technology, in order to offer recording microphones with professional sonic performance at reasonable prices.
Our latest additions to the TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik product line include a revolutionary new capsule design based on Alloy 2213™, an exceptional dynamic microphone [the M80], and a vacuum tube replacement for the original TELEFUNKEN VF14 which offers comparable performance in our U47 and new U48 microphones.
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik continues to expand, and research and development of new products is an ongoing process. Although based firmly on classic designs, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is continuously looking forward. Important changes in our company and further expansion of our product line are slated for the immediate future.
For more information about TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik, call 860.882.5919 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.