South Windsor, CT (December 2, 2015)—Telefunken recently hosted recording sessions with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers at the company's Connecticut studio as part of its "Live from the Lab" series.
"Live from the Lab" Series performances are recorded exclusively with Telefunken microphones on a 25 foot x 50 foot soundstage, which is flanked by tech benches that employees use to build and assemble the microphones. Alan Venitosh, director of operations, explained, "The concept is that we have developed a work space that allows our microphones to be designed, built and tested all within a recording studio and sound stage environment. Touring and local musicians are the test subjects and our staff the audio scientists in the name of research and development of our products."
Helms is currently touring with the Telefunken AR-51 multi-pattern tube microphone, as well as the company's ELA M 260 small diaphragm tube, DD5 drum package, and M80 dynamic mics for live vocals.
Amy Helm, the daughter of music legend Levon Helm, co-produced her father’s 2007 CD Dirt Farmer, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album. She is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band's Grammy-winning Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman albums. Her debut album, Didn't It Rain, is available now.
Artists featured in the upcoming "Live from the Lab" series include Rubblebucket, Turkuaz, Robert Delong, Jon McLaughlin, The Z3, Monroe Crossing, Jessica Childress, Leftover Salmon, Lost Leaders, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, The Lonely Wild and others.