A Vanguard V13 Tube, two Vanguard V4 FETs, and two Vanguard V44S FET Stereo mics having some fun with the Studio Orchestra from Azusa Pacific University a few weeks ago, led by the awesome Mark Gasbarro. Thanks again to Ebiut for having us out! We compared each mic to the Neumann SM69 *giggle* FET smack dab in the middle.
We're so honored and excited to have the blissful talent of Gaby Moreno (@gaby_moreno) in the Vanguard family, pictured here with her V13 Tube Condenser (Serial No. 418).
Gaby is an accomplished tri-lingual singer-songwriter. She has won a Latin Grammy, co-wrote the Parks & Recreation theme song, taken top prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, released 4 studio albums, and shared the stage with the likes of Bono, Andrea Bocelli, Tracy Chapman, and many more. Oh, and appeared on one of my favorite concert series - NPR Music Tiny Desk!
When we first heard that Gaby wanted to try our microphones, I visited her YouTube channel and was immediately thrilled at the prospect of her voice on a V13. I'm very nitpick-y when it comes to vocalists, but Gaby's voice is instantly captivating. She possesses that rare vocal character which transcends the idea of "musical era"; it fits perfectly in a crooner-era ballad as well a modern pop arrangement. There is an exquisitely delicate smokiness & authenticity which belies her ability to effortlessly rip into powerful sections.
There are very few voices that so easily move my soul - Gaby's is one of them. Do your day a favor and check out her work at gaby-moreno.com.
Questions about our gear? Give us a shout anytime - 909-920-5600 or [email protected] Looking forward to hearing from you! -DEREK
Well It’s been another jam packed week of sessions. I feel extremely humbled and grateful that so many of you are choosing to make this place your creative home!🙏🏼 Countless amazing musicians and songs! Here’s @_tessfinley_ in the zone cutting vocals with @thechandonsaint
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i recorded some acoustic guitars today for a bonus track on an upcoming @everdying single that should be out pretty soon! i really like the way the @mojaveaudio ma300 paired up with my pair of what used to be mxl 603s before i did the royer tube mod to them and basically turned them into less formal mojave ma100s. so basically a lot of tubes happened today 👍🏻
Well there's a lovely pair! Quite frankly, I have enough V13s - i'll take the RCA! 😜 Repost from Millsounds Studio in Mountain View, Arkansas - "This Vanguard Audio Labs V13 and RCA PB-90 are slowly becoming the default vocal chain here.... They play great together, or I can pick and choose later." ---
We ❤️ when you guys take great photos of our gear. Honestly, I still have an iPhone 5 and my 🎙 skills > my 📸 skills. Tag us in your photos of your Vanguard gear! 😃 -DEREK
This fourth Big Jaw EP will be the first with someone’s voice besides my own added in. Ishaq came by today to sing some harmonies and from the first note he sang I could tell that his voice is going to add so much. Really excited to have his energy and talent on these recordings. #NewMusicComingSoon
We ❤️ when you folks choose to make music with our microphones! Repost 📷 from 4x Latin Grammy winner Boris Milan (@borism) - Feliz Miércoles, el Mood del dia: grabando voces , con mi Vanguard Audio Labs V13. Mood of the day: recording vocals with the vanguard Audio Labs V13. ---
I love when you guys take photos and tag us, because here's a secret - I'm a lot better at microphones than I am at photography. If you're making music with our gear, snap a photo and tag us - it makes our day...because that's why we do this! -DEREK
Been a busy week in the studio! My favorite part of my job as a producer and mixer is hearing the excitement in an artist’s voice when they realize how good they can sound. @avantonepro
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Soyuz studio microphones are all class. SU-017 and SU-023 Bomblet.
⠀ We’re shipping all our V13 and V44S microphones with a small microfiber bag to keep the capsules clean and happy. A small detail, but we feel like it’s an important one!
#repost@peterschun⠀ • • •⠀ Starting the New Year right with @vanguardaudiolabs 😛🎤
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Setting up for a bluegrass session!
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Well, i do believe that's some mighty fine company we're keeping. Can you name 'em all? 😁 Photo by: @steffen.k.peters