Vintage King and Woodshed Recording Host Top Mic Shootout

Malibu, CA, May 2016 - Vintage King Audio recently co-sponsored a critical listening session at Woodshed Recording studio in Malibu, CA.
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Producers and Engineers Gather at Popular Malibu Studio

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 Pictured (L-R) are Denise Carite, singer, and Vintage King's Chris Bolitho, Robert Alexander, Matt Knobel, and Jeffrey Ehrenberg. Microphones pictured (L-R) are Aston Origin; Audio-Technica AT5040; FLEA Microphones 47 with EF12 tube, Wunder Audio CM7, Soyuz SU-017, Soyuz SU-019, Bock Audio 251, and Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251 E. Photo by David Goggin.

Malibu, CA, May 2016 - Vintage King Audio recently co-sponsored a critical listening session at Woodshed Recording studio in Malibu, CA, owned by prolific scoring composer and producer Richard Gibbs. The microphone evaluation featured a variety of top microphones in sessions with a number of dynamic vocalists. The attendees included top level composers, engineers and musicians.

View a 1-minute video clip of the event:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7WG8BNrAk

"As part of our commitment to the music community," commented VK sales rep Chris Bolitho, "We decided to take our Vintage King LA studio showroom concept out to Richard's great studio in Malibu to showcase these top microphones in a professional listening environment, with participants able to listen to great singers using an assortment of microphones in a high-performance signal chain."

Among the many microphones auditioned were the Aston Origin; Audio-Technica AT5040; FLEA Microphones 47 with EF12 tube, Wunder Audio CM7, Soyuz SU-017, Soyuz SU-019, Bock Audio 251, and Telefunken Elektroakustik ELA M 251E.

The founder of Woodshed Recording, Richard Gibbs, has written the scores for over sixty feature films and various television series, including Battlestar Galactica, the Simpsons, Dr. Dolittle, Say Anything, and Queen of the Damned. He was formerly the keyboardist for the seminal L.A. band Oingo Boingo and worked extensively as a session player and arranger for artists such as Tom Waits, Aretha Franklin, Robert Palmer, and War. He has also served as record producer for Eisley, Korn, and Richard Page, among many others.

Woodshed Recording provides a unique creative environment, with a flexible wall system overlooking the Pacific thru a dozen French doors and windows. Coldplay, U2, Barbra Streisand, Kanye, and many others have made this their destination studio of choice. Some have opted to take over the entire 1.5 acre property, with its separate two story, four bedroom house, organic gardens, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and private beach rights. Replete with a 65" rolling video monitor, 5.1 speaker system, and deep writing rig, the studio is also a film scoring and ADR facility of the highest order.
http://www.woodshedrecording.com

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