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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 acoustic reproduction. As they're made in a 'no holds barred' manner, 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.
The amplifier found in the R-F-T AK-47 MkII features a new proprietary circuit designed around a NOS TELEFUNKEN EF-732 tube and a custom output transformer that is for all intents and purposes an EXACT replica of the historic BV8 transformer found in our (and historic) U-47 and U-48 microphones. The dual sided large diaphragm capsule undergoes rigorous testing in our laboratory prior to installation in the R-F-T AK-47 MkII, and again during final testing and burn-in of the microphone.
The TELEFUNKEN EF-732 tube is very similar to the AC-701 tube in that is provides a "velvety" character to the overall tone of the microphone. When this tube is coupled with our historically accurate recreation of the BV8 transformer some of the magic begins, but we didn't stop there. The layout of the circuit board features broader traces for superior current on demand capability (which enhances the low frequency and transient response capability of the amplifier) as well as a layout, which minimizes noise and cross talk between components.
Sonically, the R-F-T AK-47 MkII is a remarkably hi-fidelity microphone with a "present" but not "harsh" character, which in many ways is reminiscent of a cross between the historic M-49 and U-47/48 microphones of yesteryear. The result is a microphone with superior high frequency detail, a rich and thunderous low end, without the upper mid-range frequency bump (what we call "guitar store brightness") often found in microphones in this price range. Instead, it has a delicate and intimate "air" that is usually found only in microphones three times the price.
The AK-47 MkII delivers top shelf TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik quality at a price that even mere mortals can afford. Contact your favorite TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik reseller to acquire a tool you won't outgrow and will enjoy for a lifetime.
Type: Condenser Pressure Gradient
Capsule: TK47 dual sided gold sputtered
Frequency Range: 20Hz / 20kHz
Polar Pattern: Omni, Cardioid, Figure 8 with 6 intermediate stages
Sensitivity: 14MV/Pa = -37dB (0dB = 1v/Pa) -10bD
Impedance: 200 ohms
SPL: 125 dB
Non Linear Distortion: (for 1% THD @ 1KHz) 132dB
Equivalent Noise: 16 dB (A-weighted)
Tube Type: EF732 Telefunken NOS
Power: Dedicated Power Supply
Weight: 27oz (765g)
Size: 9 1/2" (241mm) length x 1 3/4" (44.45mm) diameter
Extras: Modern Power Supply, Shock Mount, Wooden Box