Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2016)—Uberproducer Jim Kaufman’s Southern California studio is outfitted with equipment from Vintage King, including Telefunken Elektroakustik microphones, which he’s using to crank out the hits.
Through Vintage King, Kaufman has acquired a matched pair of new Telefunken Elektroakustik C12 microphones with dual power supply and an ELA M 251T with the newly developed titanium/aluminum CK13 capsule.
“I’ve used them every single day since I got them. Today I was miking Kenny (Carkeet, AWOLNATION) on acoustic guitar with the C12s as a stereo pair through Neve 1089 mic-pres, and the 251T through my Neve 33115; compression was with 1176s on the stereo pair and the Retro Doublewide on the 251T. It sounds awesome.”
One of Kaufman’s specialties is his drum sound. “It’s all about recording good instruments. I have a drum kit made by Masters of Maple, custom built for us and we do a lot of drum recording here, like records for Anti Flag, Danny Wornsop, and Beware of Darkness. I like the C12s as stereo drum room mics and the 251T as a center drum mike. The amount of clarity and depth has really added a professional edge to the sound that I’m now able to achieve.”