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Vanguard’s V4 Microphones Sparkle For the 2020 Golden Globes
Award-Winning Engineer Gary Lux Chooses Vanguard Audio Labs V4 to Capture Sparkling Horns
For the past 27 years, the music for the Golden Globe Awards broadcast has been recorded by veteran LA recording guru Gary Lux. That's right - all the music heard during the Golden Globe’s broadcast is prerecorded. There is no live orchestra at the show.
“In show music the trumpets are generally the lead instruments, so they need to have a certain sparkle”, explains Lux, “these players are blowing their brains out and the mics need to handle all that SPL without folding…and not hurt me”. Gary continues, “I used the V4s on saxes as well, in fact all the brass and woodwinds were on V4s. I think they sound terrific. They’re open and have great presence”.
...All the brass and woodwinds were on V4s. I think they sound terrific. They’re open and have great presence.”- Gary Lux
The Vanguard V4 is a transformerless large-diaphragm multi-pattern FET condenser microphone. It was designed with certain characteristics of classic FET microphones in mind, while also utilizing modern technology and design to meet the demands of the modern recording environment. The ultra-thin 3µm edge-terminated capsule diaphragms are extraordinarily sensitive, and custom-voiced with a proprietary hand-tuning process. The capsule is mounted in an open weave headbasket producing minimal internal reflections.
After using German mics for years, I tried the Vanguards. After the first take, I knew these were the real deal.”- Gary Lux
You can hear the V4s on the Golden Globes intro above.
Want to hear more? Register to attend our Vanguard Audio Labs event on February 20th, 2020 and you can hear exclusive tracks from the session, plus some A/B between the vintage German mic mentioned and the Vanguard V4.
Recording Tips from the Pros Featuring Cesar Mejia and Gary Lux
Thursday, February 20, 7pm at RSPE Audio
Join us Thursday, February 20th as veteran engineers Cesar Mejia (Herbie Hancock, Terrace Martin, Fredo Ortiz, will.i.am, and more) and Gary Lux (Janet Jackson, Manhattan Transfer, Ben Harper, Usher, Sting, and more) plus instrumentalist Ben Burget share their experiences recording with Vanguard Audio Labs microphones.