Brauner Introduces VMA Mic

Jan 5, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors

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The latest microphone from Brauner is the VMA (MSRP: $7,000), which offers users a choice between the original and a "vintage" sound with the flick of a switch. The VMA is derived from eight years of experience with the VM1. This new microphone combines the core design of the VM1 with additional input from Brauner customers worldwide.

A toggle switch on the power supply allows users to set the mic to two different operational modes. One represents the sound of a VM1 and the second sets the microphone to operate with a sweet and mellow tube sound reminiscent of vintage mics.

Unique circuitry and biasing help the VMA achieve each of its sounds. Switching from one position to the other introduces parameter changes, rebiasing the microphone and introducing different sets of components into the circuit.

The first Brauner VMA was ordered by New York's Sony Music Studios president David Smith at the show. Brad Lunde, president of Transamerica Audio Group, the U.S. distributor for Brauner, said that Elliott Scheiner was so impressed with the VMA at the recent AES show that he said it was the best-sounding microphone he had ever heard. "He said that he can't wait to use it in front of Donald Fagen on the next Steely Dan album next year," said Lunde. According to Lunde, Al Schmitt was also overheard enthusing about the VMA.

For more information, visit Transamerica Audio Group at www.transaudiogroup.com.






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