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A Tiny Factory Is Handcrafting $11,000 Mics for Justin Bieber, Dr. Dre

Johnny Karlsson

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It's interesting to hear the stories behind these older microphones that are still made to this day.  I was listening to "Jazz At The Pawnshop" today and it was predominately recorded on old school Neumann's and still sounds amazing today despite being recorded in a tiny bar basically in 1977 with the mixer setup ragtag in the kitchen.  "The recording was made on two Nagra IV-S portable tape recorders on 2-track, 1/4" tape running at 15ips. Nagramaster equalization was used, with Dolby A noise reduction. Neumann U47, M49 and KM56 microphones were used, and mixed to stereo at real time on a Studer mixer".


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Custom microphones modified or built by hand are so rare.  Expensive and exclusive from our motion picture sound recording microphones arena. 
Sony Group Corporation extending that art to employ disabled people and continue the craft of custom microphone manufacturing is extraordinary. 

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