(l-r) Tommy King, keyboards; Gavin Salmon, drums; Zane Carney, guitar and vocals; Greg Garbowsky, bass; Josh Gleave, Vintage King sales; Jason Scheuner, Telefunken artist liaison; Jeffrey Ehrenberg, Vintage King west coast sales manager; Alan Venitosh, Telefunken director of operations. Photo by David Goggin.
Los Angeles, CA (November 3, 2014)—Vintage King Audio teamed up with Telefunken Elektroakustik for a special event to mark the return of the AES Convention to Los Angeles.
Dubbed the "Telefunken Microphone Summit," Vintage King and Telefunken recorded a live session with Zane Carney and Friends showcasing a range of dynamic and condenser models from the microphone manufacturer. The entire line of classic Telefunken microphones were on hand for the session, including the new M60 small diaphragm condenser mic, the company's first FET model. Additional Telefunken mics on hand were the DD5 Dynamic Drum Pack for drums and the M81 dynamic for guitars. Telefunken also supplied old favorites like the ELA M 251E, C12 and U47, in addition to newer mics like the AR-51, AK-47 MKII and CU-29.
In new gear announcements, Telefunken debuted its M60 small diaphragm FET mic at the recording session. While this new mic has been used in private by Steely Dan and on TV projects like The Following, the Vintage King and Telefunken session was the exclusive debut to the public.
Zane Carney is a guitarist, singer and songwriter, most known for his work with the band Carney, and Broadway's "Spider Man - Turn Off the Dark." More recently, John Mayer handpicked Zane to play guitar on his current world tour and latest album. U2’s Bono has referred to Zane as "the best guitarist in New York and L.A."
Detailed information on the session and the downloadable multitrack session files are at:
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