Songstress Badu Behind a Brauner Mic

Feb 6, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Erykah Badu is riding high with four Grammy nominations from her hit album, Worldwide Underground, in the categories of Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Urban/Alternative Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album. Her recording engineer, Tom Soares (New Kids on the Block, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige), captures the gamut of Badu's performance styles, which are reputed to test any microphone and recording chain, if not the patience of most recording engineers.

To complement Badu's voice, Soares uses the Brauner VM1 Klaus Heyne-edition mic. The VM1 KHE is handmade in Germany and then shipped to Heyne's own German Masterworks in Oregon for final pair matching, tuning and adjustments. The VM1 KHE builds upon the VM1's "spare-no-expense" philosophy with insight and expertise collected over decades of Heyne's detailed hands-on work restoring and improving classic microphones for clients such as A&M, Record Plant, LucasFilm and Disney. Among many improvements are shortened electrical pathways, hand-selected Telefunken or Siemens EF806 tubes and other components, and special attention to the acoustical construction.

For more information about the Brauner VM1, go to distributor Transamerica Audio Group's Website,

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