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Telefunken Microphohnes To See Heavy Use At Next Week’s SXSW In Austin

Mics for several stages, as well as at a performance venue, on display at Gear Expo, and more

By PSW Staff March 6, 2014

Telefunken Elektroakustik microphones will be out in force at next week’s South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin.

Telefunken has partnered with the Continental Club in Austin, which will have its entire main stage equipped with a variety of Tfunk mics, including the M80, M81 and M82 dynamics, in addition to DD5 dynamic drum sets.

Telefunken also hosts its own open SXSW party at the Gallery @ the Continental Club on Thursday, March 13, from 6 pm to 8 pm, with performances by artist Gone By Daylight and others to be announced.

In addition, Telefunken has partnered with Austin-based audio specialists Nomad Sound and will provide dynamic microphones for additional outdoor stages throughout the SXSW event.

Continental Club production manager and Nomad Sound lead engineer Jamie Wellwarth notes: “Telefunken has changed the whole sound of the Continental Club. Their M80 and M81 dynamic mics have brought out a clarity to the vocals that we just didn’t have before. We use the M82 on kick drum giving us solid boom and attack.  It’s great working with Tfunk, because we are going for the same thing—great sound in a rockin’ nightclub.”

Tfunk mics will also be used for the SXSW tapings of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Audio engineer Bart Chiate states, “The Telefunken M80s are my go-to mics for the live performances on JKL. But with the show happening in Austin it wasn’t logistically possible for us to bring our own mics, so we reached out to Tfunk and they fixed us up with all the mics we need for our crew at the festival.  It’s gonna be a blast, especially since we know we have the sound totally nailed.”

And finally, Telefunken will be showing its entire line of microphones again this year at Gear Expo—booth 209—during SXSW.

Telefunken Elektroakustik


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