Whitefish, MT (September 12, 2011)—Brett Allen has purchased the first U47/48 large diaphragm tube microphone Studio Set, for his SnowGhost Studios in Montana.
ShowGhost also has matched pairs of ELA M251 and C12 microphones, as well as Telefunken Elektroakustik's most exotic microphone, a modern replica of the rare ELA M270 stereo tube mic.
SnowGhost features an SSL 9048K console, Studer 24-track tape machine, plate reverb, Sonoma 24-track DSD digital recording, Pro Tools|HD, 80 terabytes of network storage, and a sizable stash of classic outboard gear and premium microphones. SnowGhost is also an independent music service that records and distributes both new and established artists.
The new Telefunken U47/48 Studio Set features the classic U47, which utilizes both cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns, as well as the U48, which utilizes both cardioid and figure-8 polar patterns. The two mics combined provide a variety of recording techniques, including M-S stereo applications. The set also includes one dual-microphone power supply.
"Lately, we have been smitten using omni patterns in pop productions with our new Telefunken U47," commented producer/engineer and founder of SnowGhost, Brett Allen. "Fantastic space, and a sense of bass without the proximity. Of course if it's proximity you want, the cardioid pattern on the U47 can't be beat. Add a matched U48 to the equation, with the figure-8 pattern, and you have the ultimate mid-side combination. The U47/U48 M-S array stays set up on a starbird stand with wheels, so that we can roll it around for everything from piano to backing vocals, keeping a strong center image, with a choice of how much room to bring in."