TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has partnered up with Power Station New England and the band Ripe to let you experience their products like never before. An entire multitrack recording session has been 3D mapped and turned into an interactive environment so you see and hear first hand TELEFUNKEN microphones in action.
Below you will also find two in-studio performance videos, as well as the links to download the multitrack audio files for the featured song "Little Lighter".
South Windsor, CT, June 2018 – TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik has developed a breakthrough 3D immersive studio experience that allows viewers to target specific microphones in performance and solo out specific sounds. The recording session with the band Ripe took place at the recently reborn Power Station New England.
Alan Venitosh, TELEFUNKEN Director Of Operations and project producer, explained, “Our company has a rich history of innovation in the recording world and this 3D studio experience is a new concept we’d like to share with the audio community.”
The performance was recorded through the Power Station NE’s immaculately restored Neve 8068 console with a full range of TELEFUNKEN microphones. In addition, the performance space was photographed using high-definition 3D cameras and the exact microphone / instrument locations can be viewed through the immersive and interactive presentation.
“Power Station New England was one of the first professional recording studios I worked at as an intern in the late 1990’s,” recalls TELEFUNKEN founder and CEO Toni Fishman, who also served as executive producer for the 3D project. “I had the opportunity to work under producer Greg Ladanyi (Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Warren Zevon) and it was my first real exposure to classic recording microphones like the ELA M 251 and U47, as well as the large format Neve console. Power Station NE holds special memories for me and it’s an honor to be back in this same location where I first witnessed the beauty of great recording.”
By clicking on the microphone models located within the 3D immersive studio picture, the viewer can hear the source instrument or voice isolated from the mix. Viewers also find recording information, specifications and additional details about the microphones and direct boxes used during the sessions.
“Our studio loves working with TELEFUNKEN,” say Power Station NE chief engineer Evan Bakke. “We use their microphones on a daily basis and call on the company exclusively to maintain and repair our vintage tube mics. Alan and Toni are the best at what they do.”
Mike DeMatteo, who helmed the 3D video production, remarked, “Toni and Alan immediately understood the vision I had for using Matterport 3D technology as a unique sonic educational and demonstration tool. It’s great to be working on the ground floor of progressive technology with these guys.”
Power Station NE, located in Waterford, CT, was founded in 1995, based on the exact design and acoustics of the original Power Station in New York City. At the center of Power Station New England is the refurbished main recording space with signature 35-foot dome, plus four isolation spaces and the historic control room, which now features a vintage Neve 8068 MkII console. The console was restored to its original 1979 glory by Vintage King Audio and console legend Ed Evans, who worked at the original Power Station in NYC. The Neve console was originally installed at Electric Lady Studio in NYC in 1979, and most recently at Pachyderm Studios in Minnesota. The console played a role in historic recordings by such artists as John Lennon, AC/DC, Van Halen, and Nirvana. Power Station New England is located within the Sonalysts, Inc. media center, which houses five full production stages suitable for large scale concert rehearsal and multi-camera video production. Full crews, HD cameras and post-production is available onsite. The largest of five shooting stages is 15,000 sq. ft. with a 42’ ceiling.
Ripe is seven musical soulmates who refuse to believe in a single definition of dance music. They are an unstoppable groove, an extended moment of ecstatic release, the catalyst for taking “just another night” and elevating it into something else entirely. They are the swagger of funk filtered through a rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite pop banger.
Kick In - M82 Kick & Broadcast
Kick Out - AK-47 MkII
Snare Top - M81-SH
Snare Bottom - M80-SH
Rack Tom 1 - M81-SH
Rack Tom 2 - M81-SH
Floor Tom - M80-SH
Overheads - C12 (Pair)
Rooms - CU-29 Copperhead (Pair)
Drum Shell - U48
High Hat - ELA M 260
Drum Pad FX - TDP-1
Bass DI - TDP-2 (Channel 1)
Bass Amp - M82 Kick & Broadcast
Synth DI - TDP-2 (Channel 2)
GTR 1 Amp - M81 Universal Dynamic
GTR 2 Amp - M81 Universal Dynamic
GTR 2 Vocals - M81 Universal Dynamic
GTR 1 Vocals - M81 Universal Dynamic
Vocals - U48
Vocals FX - M81 Universal Dynamic
Trombone - ELA M 260
Trumpet - ELA M 260
Synth DI - TDP-2