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The Other Half Of The Winning Formula, The Engineer

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Musicians spend years and years honing their skills, techniques and signature traits in songwriting and performance. When an artist walks into a studio armed with a fistful of new material to record, walking in the door is only half the formula. The other half of the formula is a well trained ear. The ear of a producer or engineer completes that winning combination that creates true timeless musical magic with the artist. One pair of well trained ears is that of Master Engineer Brian Vibberts.

A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Brian has spent the past 20 years painting a discography resume that would make the Great Masters jealous, Working with such great artists as Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, George Martin, Garth Brooks, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Aerosmith, Metallica, Jay-Z, just to name a few. Brian credits some of his well trained talents to his mentors Bruce Swedien, Al Schmitt, Mick Guzauski, Phil Ramone, David Foster, Nile Rodgers, Arif Mardin, Jam & Lewis.

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We've all heard the phrase "taking your work home with you," and Brian gives new meaning to that phrase. To keep his well tuned ear in key, over the years Brian has amassed a collection of over 8000 CDs from all genres which he proudly says helps him focus in on achieving the best sound in his recordings and mixes. Just like any artist or musician, Brian knows what to listen for in quality equipment that can help him produce the results he wants in his job. That is why Brian has added the Telefunken AR-51 to his arsenal of microphones.

Whether it's the smooth sounds of a Jazz Horn or the soaring heights of a Mariah Carey style high note, the AR-51 delivers the crisp clarity note for note. A smooth mid-range, open top end and solid lows, this microphone is made for the seasoned professional's ear. Any artist armed with an AR-51 and Brian at the helm, can feel secure in the knowledge that true magic will be made sailing the musical waters of today's industry. Great song, great mix, great microphone. What a winning combination.

Multiple Grammy Award Winner
2010 (Best Jazz Instrumental Album) John McLaughlin & Chick Corea - Five Peace Band
2009 (Best Jazz Instrumental Album) Chick Corea & Gary Burton - The New Crystal Silence

In Brian's years in the field he has participated in the making of some great albums with a total of 257 Grammy Nominations and 68 Grammy Award Winners under his belt. It's safe to say, Brian's ear for quality and musical magic is one of the best on the scene today. We are honored that Brian has chosen to use the Telefunken AR-51 in his collection. And we look forward to hearing how it's helped him make some of his timeless musical magic. We here at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik welcome him to the family.


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