,,,and today, perhaps unsurprisingly: some of the new kit unveiled in 1971 at the NYC AES show, also via DB mag. Of note: Auto-Tec, Scully, Ampex and 3M intro’d new 16-track machines, Neve made a push for a new console (would this have been the series 80?), AKG introduced the BX-20 reverb, Melcor showed its model 5001 electronic reverb (anyone???), and a new company called Eventide introduced a digital pitch-shift device! The Neumann U47-fet and Sennheiser MHK-815 mics were introduced, as were the Marantz 500 and Crown M2000 power amplifiers.
Click here to DL a pdf of the proceedings: AES_1971_DBmag
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Continue reading Highlights from the 1971 AES Convention
Download the 6pp 1973 Neumann FET 80 microphone catalog:
Models covered, with text, specs, and photos, include: Neumann KM 83, KM 84, KM 85, 87, and 88; KMS 85; U87, U47 FET, SM 69 FET, and KMA lav mic.
I have a U87 from this first era, and although it has its share of scars, it never fails to impress. Expensive but worth it… these things just WORK.
For our scan of the 1980 Neumann FET 80 catalog, click here…
Although Scully seems to have dominated the US lathe market in the 1950s and 1960s, every time I have personally attended an LP mastering session (maybe a dozen times), I have seen a Neumann used. Any of you LP mastering folk prefer Scully brand to Neumann these days?
Above: the Neumann U-67 is announced. The U67 was the ‘bridge’ between the earlier U47 and the soon-to-be-ubiquitous U-87. Like the U-47 it is a tube mic. A U-67 just sold on eBay for $7k, which is not too surprising. It’s possible to turn up cheap U87s from time to time but the U67 had a much shorter run and not the same level of popularity.
Above: the Neumann KM-54, KM-56, SM-2, U-67, M-49b, and M-269 microphones.
Another announcement ad for the U-67.
Download the eight-page Neumann FET 80 catalog:
Features, photos and specs on the following models: KM 83, 84, 85; KM 86 and 88; KMS 84; KMF 4 i; TLM 170; U 47 fet; U 87 i; U 89i; SM 69 fet; USM 69 i; KU 81 i ‘Dummy Head’ ; KMR 81 i; KMR 82 1; and all associated accessories of the era.