The AKG C 414
condenser microphone has been in production since 1971. It evolved from the
tube classic C 12 which
first appeared in 1953. The C 12
and its close sibling, the Telefunken
250/251, are still coveted by recording engineers around the
world. The Telefunken 250/251
were manufactured by AKG
and sold by Telefunken
with their nameplate and used the same capsule and, in some models, the same
tube and transformer.
The C 12 had two
models, the C 12 in
1953 and the C 12 A in
1962. The C 414
came about with the introduction of solid-state amplifier technology powered by
a DC voltage ranging from+12 to +52 instead of an external supply.
“River Runs” was recorded and co-produced at Morrisound Recording by Tom Morris. Here is the most recent article featured on usf.edu about this exciting and innovative project:
Call it the journey of a lifetime. When USF Distinguished Professor Chuck Owen wrote his new CD, River Runs, he was inspired by his own personal journeys down America’s most iconic rivers. Now, he has been nominated for one of the nation’s most iconic and prestigious music industry awards.
At the 2014 GRAMMY Award nomination announcement on December 6, Chuck Owen was among the nominees in two separate categories: Best Instrumental Composition for Bound Away, and Best Instrumental Arrangement for Side Hikes: A Ridge Away. Both tracks are part of Owen’s newest CD, River Runs: A Concerto for Jazz Guitar, Saxophone & Orchestra(MAMA Records) – a five-movement concerto, more than an hour in length, combining a full symphony orchestra with a jazz ensemble (The Jazz Surge) and jazz soloists on guitar and saxophone.