🎶Vanguard and Tree Audio, sittin' in a tre...dang it, that doesn't really work, does it?
We got to hang out today at @modern_fuzz_studios and demo our line of microphones on drums. First of all - what a great room! It's one of the best drum rooms I've heard in a long time. Big ceilings, just the right amount of everything. It's a fantastic studio, and if you're in the Pomona, CA area it's probably the best place to get your drums tracked within an hour's drive. Mike is an awesome guy, they have some stupendous gear, and we were so happy to be able to hang out and test some of our mics there!
Secondly - HOLY SMOKES, these @tree_audio consoles are next-level 🎚️🎛️. I've been curious about them for a while and haven't gotten to hear one until today. I appreciate any pro audio company with great people, great customer service, & great gear (and analog makes it double)...this console gave us one of the better sounds i've ever heard on our microphones without any EQ or compression (which is built into each channel!), and I've heard them through quite a few preamps. It's just a brilliant piece of work - go check out the wonderful folks at Tree Audio right now!
Last, but not least - we'll be editing and hosting the audio files on our website ASAP, as well as including photos of the various mic positions and patterns. Everything was 44.1k straight from this lovely Tree Audio console to an Apollo converter right into Pro Tools - as usual, no EQ, no compression, no tweaking. We believe in getting as close as possible to record-ready with a minimalist signal chain, right to tape. We tracked amazing sounds from every mic in this photo in various configurations - the V1+LOLLI, the V13, the V44S, and the V4, and we're so excited that Vanguard Audio Labs microphones will be a mainstay at Modern Fuzz Studio. If you have any questions, please let me know, and check our Insta stories for some video and more photos! -DEREK