Los Angeles, October 15, 2014 — During the 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention held here last week, premium audio brand Neumann made a very special presentation of a new U 47 fet Collectors Edition to esteemed recording engineer and producer Bruce Swedien.
Swedien, who counts the recording and mixing of Michael Jackson's Thriller album
among the highlights of his lifetime of career accomplishments, was
presented with serial number 82 of the U 47 fet Collectors Edition, in
honor of the year that the Thriller album was released to the
public. The presentation was made by Neumann President Wolfgang
Fraissinet at the Neumann booth on Friday, October 10th.
The original U 47 fet was used extensively by Bruce Swedien throughout the recording of Thriller, so the event was especially fitting as Neumann launched its new U 47 fet Collectors Edition to a new generation.
Wolfgang Fraissinet commented: "It is a very special honor for our
company to honor Mr. Swedien in this way. He has not only left an
indelible mark on the recording community at large, but his
contributions to the recording of Thriller and countless other recordings have had a tremendous influence on our culture."
Neumann U 47 fet microphone was iconic in shaping the sound of the
'70s, '80s and beyond. As the transistorized successor of the U 47, it permitted the processing of very high sound pressure levels for the first time, and engineers were able to place it directly in front of extremely loud sound sources such as guitar amplifiers and kick drums, as well as in front of more delicate sources such as vocals and acoustic instruments. The combination of the U 47 fet's ability to capture high sound pressure levels and the unique capsule design derived from its famous tube-based predecessor, the U 47 fet contributed to many legendary recordings.
Now, the U 47 fet Collectors Edition has been faithfully reproduced
using the original production documents and schematics. The Collectors
Edition is supplied with a high-quality wooden case with special
packaging, and an individual certificate with the serial number of the
microphone and signature of Neumann President Wolfgang Fraissinet.
The U 47 fet is now shipping and is priced at $3,999.95. For more information, please visit u47fet.neumann.com.
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the transistorized successor of the U 47, it
permitted the processing of very high sound pressure levels for the
first time, and engineers were able to place it directly in front of
extremely loud sound sources such as guitar amplifiers and kick drums,
as well as in front of more delicate sources such as vocals and acoustic
instruments. The combination of the U 47 fet's ability to capture high
sound pressure levels and the unique capsule design derived from its
famous tube-based predecessor, the U 47 fet contributed to many
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