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Aftermaster Enriches Studio with TELEFUNKEN Diamond Series ELA M 251E

Prized Microphone Acquisition Part of Recent Studio Renovation & Expansion

Telefunken Press Release

Pictured with the TELEFUNKEN ELA M251E at Aftermaster Studios are (L-R) Daniel Polselli, TELEFUNKEN consultant; Toni Fishman, TELEFUNKEN CEO and Founder; and Aftermaster CEO and Founder Larry Ryckman. Photo by David Goggin.

Hollywood, CA, August 29, 2017—Aftermaster, Inc. (OTCQB: AFTM)—an award-winning, industry leading audio company—adds yet another piece of iconic equipment to its formidable arsenal at the newly opened Aftermaster Studios Hollywood. One of the world’s foremost recording facilities now features a TELEFUNKEN Diamond Series ELA M251E large diaphragm tube microphone. The mic carries a similar legendary legacy to that of Aftermaster Studios Hollywood and stands out as the perfect complement to its already robust recording setup.

Personally chosen and delivered by TELEFUNKEN founder and CEO Toni Fishman, this microphone would capture innumerable timeless smashes over the years, including Brian Wilson, Cee-Lo, The National, and Duran Duran. The ELA M251 E is right at home at Aftermaster and will undoubtedly prove integral to upcoming sessions with the studio’s A-list regular clientele.

Upon opening early this summer, Aftermaster Studios immediately cemented itself as a pre-eminent recording space in North America and a go-to for top talent. The main control room boasts a classic 80-channel SSL 4000 G+ recording console originally built for NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Moreover, the atmosphere proves inspiring with stone wall accents, stained glass windows, specially designed acoustic treatments, bamboo floors, and more, making it a welcome creative oasis.

“To have this exceptional pinnacle of microphone perfection is a most welcome addition to our mic locker,” remarked Aftermaster CEO and Founder Larry Ryckman.

Aftermaster’s new TELEFUNKEN ELA M 251E includes an edge terminated, dual backplate CK12 capsule capable of cardioid, omnidirectional and bidirectional polar patterns, a New Old Stock 6072a vacuum tube and a Haufe 14:1 ratio output transformer (the same found in the AKG Acoustics GmbH C12). Each reissue is 100% true in every detail to the original and delivers the same sonics response that made the ELA M 251E one of the world’s most sought after recording tools.

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Aftermaster is a groundbreaking audio technology originally developed for the mastering, re-mastering and processing of audio through Aftermaster HD Audio Labs, Inc. Aftermaster’s executive team includes music and audio technology leaders Justin Timberlake, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Shelly Yakus, Pete Doell, Andrew Wuepper and Larry Ryckman. Aftermaster delivers an unparalleled clarity, depth and fullness to audio recordings, while delivering a significant increase in volume without increased distortion or loss of dynamic range. The technology has been utilized by a number of leading musicians seeking to create a fuller and richer sound quality than otherwise available in digital audio.



TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik strives for absolute perfection. By offering historic recreations of classic microphones alongside their own proprietary designs based around the distinctive tube mic sound, TELEFUNKEN has established a product line that expertly combines vintage style and sound with the reliability of a modern-day microphone design. TELEFUNKEN’s commitment to both the sonic excellence and quality of all of their products is rivaled only by their dedication to provide the best possible service to their customers.