New Flagship Microphone Design
Sometimes things seem to take very long but the one thing that is still true is that when real perfectionists do not want to compromise on anything and are still looking for the one and only ultimate result it is still worth the waiting!
So what happened to the new super high end design that was anounced more than a year ago? - Plain truth is - we're still not ready. - What's the reason? The reason is simply that we were promised results from a supplier that unfortunately could not keep up with our high demands. After trying for more than a year we did finally decide to take production of this very delicate part in house. We have invested more than half a million euros into production equipment to be able to manufacture this part on our own and to the level of performance that we are looking for and we are already seeing great results and have applied for a whole range of new patents in this particular field. What this new part is we cannot tell you yet, but it will be a true revolution in our industry and in the field. It will also take some more time but the closer we get the more news we will reveal. So keep on standing by and drop by from time to time. We are progressing...
BTW: The new product will surely not make our existing products a thing of the past! These are all classic products that will be around as long as we will be around and they will never be discontinued. At Brauner we are not about short lifetime products. At Brauner we are about sustainability, strong support and lasting value and this is also the reason why we want to make our next step as perfect as the wonderful things we were lucky to achieve in the past. We want our customers to always be able to fully rely on the worldclass level that our work has become synonymous for over the last decades. Stand by - it is going to happen...
5 VMAs delivered to Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel has purchased five Brauner VMA and six Phanthera microphones and uses them currently for his latest project “Scratch My Back”.
Peter became aware of Brauner Microphones after his guitarist Richard Evans bought a VMA. They then used VMAs for a National Geographic music score he was doing in Budapest. Five VMA were used there for the main surround system, augmented by sixteen Brauner Phantera for orchestra spot mics and a custom vintage mic pre rack carefully refurbished by Brauner.
The Budapest recordings were a great success, and this year when the “Scratch My Back” sessions started Peter had to have those VMAs for the new recordings again augmented by twelve Phantheras as spot mics.
Test recordings were a great success and we are eagerly awaiting the final result...:-)
Peters comment regarding Brauner Microphones:
I am really happy with how Dirks microphones express the music of the situation we are in rather than get in the way of it. He not only is a great mic creator he is also an understander of how music should work. Dirk's mics are the best thing I have come accross in years. They are open and natural and inspiring, just like the man himself. (Thank you Peter - this floors me!, Dirk)
Brauner supports Haldern Pop Festival 2009
Brauner Microphones is once again supporting the Haldern Pop Festival taking place from August 13th to 15th, 2009, in Rees-Haldern, Germany. This small festival is famous for its special, intimate atmosphere and a great selection of artists from newcomers to well-known bands. This year's line-up include The Soundtrack of Our lives, Paolo Nutini, William Fitzsimmons and many more.
The picture shows Dirk Brauner giving British artist Jamie Lidell his very own VMX microphone on the festival 2008.
Brauner at Musikmesse, Frankfurt, April 1st-4th, 2009
Brauner Microphones can once again be found on the "musikmesse" fair in Frankfurt, Germany, from April 1st to 4th, 2009. We are looking forward to you visiting us in hall 5.1, booth A48. You will be able to have a close look at our established product line as well as some new releases.
VM1 receives Editors Choice Award 2008
14 years after its release the VM1 is still setting standards being awarded with the "Editors Choice 2008" by German Professional Audio Magazin: "The VM1 is the best sounding large diaphragm microphone we have tested so far. No other microphone reproduces voices as uniquely vivid. Its resolution of sonic detail and tonal character are flooring sound engineers all over the world and the editorial staff can totally understand that". Thank you!