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Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass Kicking Team (or The OAK Team for short) recorded their new song "Girls with Glasses" during a weekend session with Fletcher at Sound Pure Studios for TELEFUNKEN'S m...
Terry Anderson and The Olympic Ass Kicking Team (or The OAK Team for short) recorded their new song "Girls with Glasses" during a weekend session with Fletcher at Sound Pure Studios for TELEFUNKEN'S multitrack session mix contest. Girls with Glasses was recorded with all TFunk microphones including: M80, M81, M82 prototype, ELA M 260 with both omni and cardioid capsules, AR-51, AK-47 MkII, AR-70 Stereo mic, U48, and U47. Check out the full version of "Girls with Glasses" by watching our video of the session. The session was was engineered and mixed by Fletcher. If you have any questions about the gear used in this recording, call the engineers at Sound Pure today. Or, if you would like to enter T-Funk's mix contest, visit their website and download the multitrack files to mix the song yourself!
The OAK Team came to Sound Pure for a recording session led by Fletcher. The "Girls With Glasses" session was sponsored by TELEFUNKEN ELEKTROAKUSTIK for their mix contest (go to TFunk's website to dow...
The OAK Team came to Sound Pure for a recording session led by Fletcher. The "Girls With Glasses" session was sponsored by TELEFUNKEN ELEKTROAKUSTIK for their mix contest (go to TFunk's website to download the tracks and enter the mix contest). The session was also sponsored by A Designs Audio, Avid Nolatone Ampworks, Phoenix Audio, Pork Pie Percussion, and Vintech Audio. Check out our other demo videos from this session to learn about the specific gear and equipment used. If you have any questions about specific recording chains, signal paths, or gear, please give us a call at 888.528.9703 or 919.682.5552. Thanks to the Olympic Ass Kicking Team - Terry Anderson (Drums/Vocals), Jack Cornell (Bass/Backup Vocals), Greg Rice (Keys), and Dave Bartholomew (Guitar/Percussion).
Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones explores their entire line at the NAMM 2010 show. The line consists of some extremely well built affordable microphones from their RFT series, as well as the out...
Telefunken Elektroakustik Microphones explores their entire line at the NAMM 2010 show. The line consists of some extremely well built affordable microphones from their RFT series, as well as the outstanding M80 dynamic microphone, and of course, their flagship line of museum-quality replicas of the most famous vintage microphones ever built, such as the Telefunken (Neumann and AKG) Vintage microphones the ELAM 251, U47, U48, C12, and many others. They go through the entire line in some detail at the NAMM 2010 show. Sound Pure proudly represents the entire line, and has numerous mics of theirs on demo, including all of the flagship staples in stock. Call Sound Pure to discuss your microphone needs, toll free, 888-528-9703
TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphones are known for their beautifully detailed reproduction and historic accuracy. Because TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik's Diamond Series microphones are meticulously made to historic detail with no expense spared, that also makes them rather expensive for the average small studio or home enthusiast. With this in mind, the R-F-T Series of microphones was created.
The R-F-T line of tube condenser microphones utilizes American designed electronics in conjunction with New Old Stock tubes and standardized parts from overseas manufacturers. While we have not "cut any corners," we have been able to provide a lower cost alternative to more expensive microphone systems, without sacrificing the qualities that you would expect from a TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik microphone.
With the CU-29 "Copperhead" we went even further to ensure quality while working toward the goal of providing TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik craftsmanship that just about everyone can afford.
No detail was left unattended. Specific attention was given to circuit board layout, with countless revisions done to optimize current flow and directness of traces. Each component was experimented with and individually selected for the best sonic and electronic qualities. Lastly, careful attention was put on keeping high impedance lines as short as possible to maximize efficiency and minimize unwanted noise.
The amplifier found in the R-F-T CU-29 "Copperhead" features a new proprietary circuit designed around a NOS TELEFUNKEN tube and a custom output transformer. Being a "cardioid only" microphone, the CU-29 "Copperhead" employs a single-membrane version of the large diaphragm capsule used in the AR-51 and AK-47 MkII microphones, which undergoes rigorous testing in our laboratory prior to installation. Further quality control is ensured again during final testing and burn-in of the microphone, all to give you the ease of many trouble free years of use with your R-F-T microphones.
Sonically, the CU-29 "Copperhead" is a remarkably hi-fidelity microphone with a "present" but not "harsh" character, with clarity and detail, but entirely devoid of the "bite" usually found in microphones in this price range.
The microphone provides a solid and clear low end, without the upper mid-range frequency bump often found in microphones in this price range. Instead, it has a delicate and intimate "air" that is usually found only in microphones many times the price, and because it is not a "recreation" (or even a variation on a theme) the end result is a detailed yet unique tone, with character and its own sonic texture.
The CU-29 "Copperhead" was developed from the ground up in our South Windsor Connecticut facility by our in-house design team and the aid of some of the industry's most knowledgeable and respected consultants. If you're interested in the history and the development of the CU-29 "Copperhead", click HERE.
The CU-29 "Copperhead" delivers top shelf TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik quality at a price nearly any dedicated engineer, musician, or enthusiast can afford.
Contact your favorite TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik reseller to acquire a tool you won't outgrow and will enjoy for a lifetime, now more than ever, there is no excuse not to have TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik quality in your studio's mic locker!!
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
Capsule: Single Sided Gold Sputtered Membrane
Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Sensitivity: 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
Impedance: 200 ohms stock
SPL: 138 dB
Non Linear Distortion: Less than or equal to 0.5% at 100 dyne / cm sq
Equivalent Noise: 16 dB (a-weighted)
Tube Type: TELEFUNKEN new old stock EF-95
Power: Dedicated Power Supply
Weight: 24.7 oz (690g)
Size: 8â€ (203.2) Length x 1 Â¾â€ (44.45mm) Diameter
Extras: Modern Power Supply, Shock Mount, Wooden Box, 7-pin Microphone Cable