South Windsor, CT — Creating the Sound, producers of in-depth tutorials on recreating classic breakbeats, visit with TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik to examine the microphones used on late-‘60s recording sessions with James Brown and Otis Redding.

In this free video tutorial, TELEFUNKEN’s Alan Venitosh and session drummer Dylan Wissing of Creating the Sound cover:

• In-depth discussions of the microphones and mic positions used on the drums at Stax Records and King Studios in Cincinnati in the late 1960s.

• Issues associated with using rare, vintage (now-antique) microphones today, with modern alternatives to those same mics.

• Extensive audio shootouts on four mic positions, using both vintage and modern mics, with detailed side-by-side comparisons.

• Examining some of the myths and history about vintage microphones along the way.

Creating The Sound

Dylan Wissing has recorded drums for artists such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, Drake, and Eminem. Together with mix Engineer Cooper Anderson (Wu-Tang Clan, Future, Kanye West, Fun.), he formed Creating the Sound to teach how to replicate an existing vintage recording, an exacting and difficult process. Their work on recreating the “Funky Drummer” and “Tramp” breakbeats led to recent feature articles in the New York Times and Modern Drummer Magazine.

“I’m a longtime user of TELEFUNKEN microphones, and recently learned that they have the exact models that would have recorded Clyde Stubblefield with James Brown or Al Jackson Jr. at Stax,” says Dylan. “So of course we leapt at the chance to compare them to the modern Telefunkens that we’re using in the studio every day.”

This tutorial is for anyone interested in recording drums, vintage breakbeats, and recreating that sound today. The full 26-minute tutorial is at: https://www.creatingthesound.com/courses/60s-soul-funk-drums-telefunken

Audio comparison videos demonstrating the sonic differences between new TELEFUNKEN microphones and older models used on the original Stax and King Records recordings can be viewed below. A link is provided below to download the multitrack audio files for each shoot out.

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Live From the Lab

TELEFUNKEN provides these multitrack audio files for the sole purpose of allowing individuals an opportunity to utilize them for home studio use and for educational purposes only.

No commercial use is permitted.  Any commercial use or reuse is strictly forbidden.

By downloading any track hereunder the user agrees to properly attribute all copyrights and to display the following on any non-commercial reuse of the video and multitrack audio files as follows:

All audio files have been engineered and recorded by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik and are presented for educational and demonstrational purposes only.

Live From the Lab

The LIVE FROM THE LAB live music video series is recorded and filmed at TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik’s facility in South Windsor, CT. Each session is tracked live exclusively with TELEFUNKEN microphones and features unique performances from a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists and ensembles.

The multitrack audio files from these sessions are available for free download via clickable links below the individual performance videos. All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 48KHz sample rate. They are clearly labeled in the same format with the source listed first (LEAD VOX, ACOUSTIC, PIANO), followed by the microphone used (C12, AR-51, etc) and can be downloaded and imported into your Digital Audio Workstation of choice.

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