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The annual NAMM show in Anaheim, CA is the world's largest gathering for pro audio and music enthusiasts. Come meet the mics (including our NEW phantom-powered N8!) and their maker in Hall A, Booth #6848.
Les Paul, most famous for the invention of the electric guitar, died August 13, 2009 at the age of 94. "Without Les Paul, we would not have rock and roll as we know it...He was truly an architect of rock and roll," wrote Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in a statement released today. Besides the electric guitar, Les Paul also pioneered multitrack recording, earned thirty-six gold records, won multiple grammy awards, was inducted into the Inventor's Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bush in 2007.
Grammy award winning producer/engineer Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Paul McCartney, Sting, and many more) recently used two AEA A440 active ribbon microphones at Clubhouse Studio in New York. "AEA mics will amaze you with their clarity and richness of sound," he said. "They have everything we all love about vintage mics, but with plenty of gain, low-noise, and the warmth and color that makes almost everything you record sound better."
Neil Young & Crazy Horse are releasing their album "Americana" on June 5th, 2012. It is their first full-length record in nine years. The choir for the album was recorded with AEA A440 phantom-powered ribbon microphones at EastWest Studio 2. Engineered and co-produced with Neil Young by John Hanlon, and assisted by Jeremy Miller.
As part of the Shaking Through documentary series, the Pennsylvania based band Night Panther recently recorded their infectious song 'Fire' with a large number of AEA microphones and preamps. Several videos, raw tracks to download, and track sheets at www.shakingthrough.com document the recording process and allow hearing AEA products in action. The full range of AEA ribbon microphones were used on the session in addition to TRP preamps. To watch the session video click here. Click here to learn about choosing the right preamp for recording strings. To learn more about this episode of Shaking Through follow this link.
A pair of AEA R92 ribbon microphones is currently being pressed into service for the electric guitar sound with country music rapper Colt Ford on Eric Church's sold-out Blood, Sweet, and Beers Canada tour. FOH engineer Michael Zuehsow reports: "Every dynamic and condenser mic we've used, I've been spending quite a bit of soundcheck time trying to accurately reproduce what the guitar speakers are putting out. Now it is effortless and musical."