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Uncle Dad – “Who I Am”

In the late Summer of 2011, TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik visited Legends Studio in historic Nashville, TN for a presentation and microphone clinic featuring the R-F-T and Dynamic series of the TELEFUNKEN product line. The latest installment of TELEFUNKEN's Multi-Track Session Files was produced at this famous studio and is now available for download.

Studio owner and Nashville based producer / engineer Dan Frizsell assembled a talented group of musicians called Uncle Dad to track their original tune "Who I Am" utilizing the best of the TELEFUNKEN
R-F-T product line, along side some faithful industry standard microphones. This song is retro-acoustic with country overtones by our standards, featuring exclusively acoustic instruments (no electric guitars or amps) and a radio ready arrangement.

Within this multi-track session file you will find professionally tracked signal sources including fiddle tracked with the ELA M 260 and AK-47mkII, a mandolin tracked with the AK-47mkII, banjo cut with the CU-29 and the AK-47mkII, upright bass with the AK-47mkII, and multiple acoustic guitars tracked with the CU-29. In addition, the AR-70 STEREO makes its debut on dobro and drum overheads along side the M80 Dynamic on snare drum. Vocals were cut with the CU-29 and the AK-47mkII, and grand piano was cut using the recently released AK-47mkII Stereo Set.

All the files 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 then the make and model of pre amplifier (BAE 1073, Manley, Neve, API, etc.).

All audio files are presented in .WAV format and were recorded at 24bit / 44.1KHz sample rate. They can be downloaded and imported into your Digital Audio Workstation of choice by downloading and unzipping from the links below:

A sample mix of the song "Who I Am" has been made by the producer Dan Frizsel and can be heard here:

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The musicians featured on this session include Glen Duncan, an award-winning multi-instrumentalist with an extensive list of accomplishments. Glen has recorded everything from Foggy Mountain Breakdown with Earl Scruggs (for which Glen won the Grammy for Best Country Instrumental in 2001) to the biggest hits by artists as diverse as Bill Monroe, Shania Twain, John Denver, George Strait, Mark Knopfler, Reba McEntire, George Jones, Faith Hill, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Statler Brothers, Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Davis, Hank Snow, Kenny Chesney, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and literally scores of others.

Savannah Music Group staff songwriter, Kevin "Swine" Grantt, is one of the most sought after session bass players in the country, having played on some to the industry's great releases by notable artists such as Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Linda Rondstadt, Rodney Crowell, James Taylor, Brad Paisley and most recently Jamey Johnson. Grantt's songwriting credits include two cuts with Brad Paisley and cuts with Daryl Worley and Rhonda Vincent.

Chad Cromwell's (drums) career began to blossom in Memphis, Tennessee during the early 1980's, placing him in the studio and on stage/TV/touring with an impressive list of major recording artists. Chad Cromwell has executed a solid-feel behind many of today's hit-making artists, including: Blake Shelton, John Michael Montgomery, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jessica Simpson , Boz Scaggs, Wynonna, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Frampton, Donnie Osmond, Gary Allen, Radney Foster, Comedians Jeff Foxworthy & Bill Engvall, Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, Amy Grant, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Brooks & Dunn, and Keb' Mo'. Chad was nominated for "Drummer/Percussionist of the Year" at the 1996 Nashville Music Awards.

Joel Shewmake is a singer/songwriter from Cookeville, TN. He has been working and writing in Nashville since January 2001. Some of his greatest musical influences include Don Williams, Merle Haggard, Roger Miller, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson. One of his favorite songwriters is Bob Mcdill, who penned super hits like Alan Jackson's "Gone Country" and Alabama's "Song of the South." In 2006, he signed a publishing deal with Amylase Entertainment and has since enjoyed the success of cuts by artists such as Craig Campbell, Craig Morgan, Montgomery Gentry and Brad Paisley.