We at TribeSound are excited to announce that we have just acquired a Telefunken U-47.
For those of you unfamiliar with this microphone, it has been an industry standard mic for more than half a century. It has been the preferred microphone of such artists as Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Frank Zappa, Green Day, and the list goes on and on.
This mic offers an incredibly vibrant, detailed tone, and is an extremely versatile addition to our continually growing gear list.
The Neumann U87 studio Microphone is famous for its warm sound and well-balanced characteristics. Equipped with a large dual-diaphragm capsule with 3 selectable directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8, it offers a 6dB improvement in signal-to-noise over its predecessor. A 10dB attenuation switch enables the U87 to handle sound levels up to 127dB without distortion; and the low frequency response can be reduced to compensate for proximity effect. The preferred studio vocal mic for decades, the Neumann U87 also makes a great main mic for band or home studio recordings, as well as a spot mic for single instruments. Frequency range: 20Hz to 20kHz; impedance rated at 200 ohms.
We are so excited to offer Protools HD 11 at our studio!!! We decided it was time to buy a new Mac computer and thought, what the heck, might as well go all the way. With so many huge improvements in the studio we’re not sure what to most excited about first! Read about what Protools HD can do here.
Avid have announced a new version of their flagship DAW, Pro Tools HD, which runs on the host computer’s CPU.
Pro Tools HD Native has an almost identical feature set to the existing TDM-powered Pro Tools HD, including full plug-in delay compensation, support for Avid’s Icon, D-Command and C24 control surfaces, surround-sound mixing and monitoring, and, just like Pro Tools HD, support for up to 192 audio tracks, 160 auxes and 128 instrument tracks. In fact, one of the only limitations of HD Native compared with the TDM-powered version is physical I/O count, though HD Native is still no slouch in that department.
We are loving the sound of our new stereo pair of Vintech X73i, modeled after the classic Neve 1073! These mic preamps produce a warm vintage sound that fits the TribeSound style, and adds another piece to our analog arsenal. The beauty of these pieces is in the seamless pairing of quality of sound you can get from vintage equipment, with the reliability of new technology. Check out this video by our friends at SoundPure to learn more, see a side-by-side comparison of the Vintech and the Neve, and see if you can hear a difference!
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The Empirical Labs EL-8 Distressor single-channel compressor immediately turned heads when it was introduced in ’96. The unit’s ratio settings call up four alternate circuit paths, each having its own distinct personality, making the Distressor one of the most versatile compressors on the market. Additionally, second- and third-harmonic distortion can be added to the audio path to simulate tube or analog tape saturation.
It’s Gear-mas here at TribeSound and we’ve just unwrapped our new pair of Charter Oak E700′s. This large diaphragm condenser mic provides warm, clean, sound in almost any situation you can throw at it. From kick drums to vocals, this mic is the epitome of versatile. Able to accurately capture a wide range of harmonics, and effectively convey subtle nuances, these mic’s sound great with absolutely nothing done to them. Our friends over at SoundPure haveput these mic’s through the wringer and they’ve come out on top! Check out the video of the Charter Oaks on some saxophones.