TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik Studios

  • Studio Overview
  • Microphones
  • Outboard Gear
  • Rates & Services
  • Sessions


TELEFUNKEN Studios is not your typical "for rent" sound hotel; the facility offers an extensive selection of premium microphones and pre-amplifiers that can suit the needs of any project. Located at the heart of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's microphone laboratory in South Windsor, CT, the studio plays a large role in research and development of the microphone line and ensures that TELEFUNKEN products stand as a benchmark for quality and excellence. By having both state of the art and vintage outboard pre-amps and processing gear, the design and engineering team at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is able to keep in step with the needs and desires of the modern recording engineer.

The studio is based around a modest sized control room situated directly next to the microphone manufacturing and assembly laboratories. While the central location of the control room and isolation booth makes for a positive work-flow between the assembly and testing technicians, audio tie lines connect the main assembly area to the control room.

This main assembly area can also double as a full on sound stage as it has the massive dimensions of 49' x 52' with 35' ceilings. The space has been acoustically designed with non-parallel surfaces through out, complete with a 625 sq. foot dance floor. In addition, there is a ground-level truck-loading bay into which a semi-trailer can be backed and unloaded (in case someone decides to drop off a full sound reinforcement system, piano, etc.).

Within the control room of TELEFUNKEN Studios resides an API 1608 console, along with a Pro Tools HDX system and an excellent selection of pre amplifiers, compressors, EQs and EFX. In addition to a veritable cornucopia of hardware from the ages, the studio also employs TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's rather extensive collection of benchmark vintage microphones from which historic accuracy for the company's Diamond Series is derived.

Services include recording, over-dubbing, editing, mixing, mastering, archival and analog to digital transfers, as well as mobile and location recording, and microphone and outboard gear rental.

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The major element that sets TELEFUNKEN Studios apart from the rest of the recording studios in New England is the vast collection of both historic and newly manufactured microphones. We have the entire line of TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones available for use as well as original European Neumann, AKG, RCA, Shure, Bock, Royer and many others.

Large Diaphragm Condensers:

Telefunken ELA M 251
Telefunken ELA M 251E
Telefunken U47 x2
Telefunken U48
Telefunken C12
Telefunken AR-51 x3
Telefunken AK47 x3
Telefunken CU-29 x2
Telefunken AR-70 Stereo
Neumann U67
Neumann U87ai
Neumann M49 x2
Neumann FET 47
Neumann TLM 103 x2
Neumann KM-66 x2
Brauner Phantom x2
Bock 507
Octava MK-219
AKG C24 Stereo
AKG 414EB x2
AKG C12A x2
Beez Neez Elly FET

Small Diaphragm Condensers:

Telefunken M60 FET x7 (Card, Hypercardioid, Omni)
Telefunken ELA M 260 x8 (Card, Hypercardioid, Omni)
AKG 451 E x2
Neumann KM-84
Shure SM-81 x2
Earthworks SR-71 x2
Cascade M37
PML DC73 x4

Dynamic Microphones:

Telefunken M80 x6
Telefunken M81 x6
Telefunken M80 SH x2
Telefunken M81 SH x7
Telefunken M82 x4
Sennheiser 441 x3
Sennheiser 421 (Black) x3
Sennheiser 421 (White) x2
Sennheiser MD 409 x2
Electrovoice RE-20
Electrovoice 666 x2
Shure SM57 x3
Shure SM58 x2
Shure SM BETA 57A x2
Shure SM7B
Shure SM5B
Shure Unidyne 3
Beyerdynamic M88 TG
Dynacord DD800 x2
AKG D112
Northern Electric 633A

Ribbon Microphones:

Telefunken RM5C x2
RCA 44A x2
RCA 44BX x2
Royer 121 x2
Beyerdynamic M500

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API 1608
API 550 3-band EQ x 6
API 550A 3-band EQ x 6
API 560 10-band x 2
Arsenal Audio VF14 4-band EQ x 2
API 525B Compressor/Limitor, DeEssor, Gate x 4
API 525 Compressor x 2
Chandler Limited Germanium Preamp x2
Rupert Neve Design 5059 Satellite 16x2 Summing Mixer


Genelec 8250 (Calibrated)
Yamaha NS10 (With Hafler amp)

Pre Amplifiers:

Neve 1081 x6
Neve 1073 x3
Neve 1079 x2
Neve 33140 x8
TELEFUNKEN V72 Tube Mic Pre x 4
BAE Audio 1073MPF x6
LaChapelle Audio two-channel Tube Mic Pre (Custom)
Wunder Audio PEQ1 Mic Pre/EQ x 2 (Custom)
Grace 201 two-channel Mic Pre
Grace 801 eight-channel Mic Pre

Dynamic & EQ Processing:

Neve 2254/E x2
AMEK 9098 Stereo Compressor
API 2500 Stereo Buss Compressor
Smart C1 two-channel Buss Compressor
Empirical Labs Distressor Mono Compressor x 2
DBX 160VU Mono Compressor x 2
Universal Audio 1176 Mono Compressor x 2
Universal Audio LA-2A Mono Compressor x 2
Arsenal Audio EQ-R24 two-channel EQ
GML 8200 two-channel EQ
Kush Auido Electra x2

Reverb & Time Delay Processing:

Lexicon PCM42 Digital Delay x 2
Lexicon PCM80 Digital Reverb
AMS RMX 16 Digital Reverb
Roland Dimension-D
Lexicon 480L with LARC

AD/DA Converters:

Avid HD I/O AD/DA Converter x 2 (32i/o)

Floating Gear:

API Lunchbox 4 Space rack
API Lunchbox 6 space rack
API 550A 3-band EQ x 6
API 560 10-band
Telefunken V52 micpre
DBX 160X compressor
Drawmer DS201 Gate x2

Sony CDR-W66 CD player/burner
Tascam DA30mkII DAT Machine
Tascam 122mkII Cassette recorder

Aventone mixcubes
Meyer HD1
Neumann KH120

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Hourly Rate - $75hr/4 hour minimum

Weeknight Rate - $400
M-F 6pm - 12am (all hours to be used on one day)

Day Rate- $600
Saturday & Sunday only - 10 hour maximum

Weekend Rate- $1,000
Sat 10am - Sun 11pm - 10 hour daily maximum

Session includes in-house engineer and access to the entire collection of vintage and newly manufactured microphones.


25% deposit due upon booking.
Cash, Check & Credit Cards accepted.
All sessions cancelled within 48 hours are not eligible for a returned deposit.


Recording & Tracking of all musical instruments
Digital Editing
Live Multi-track on-site recording
Multi-Camera film shoots (GoPro & Cannon)


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