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Offline klaus

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« on: February 27, 2011, 12:41:13 am »
Saw a video of the North Korean TV hit show "It's So Funny!" which is performed mainly for the infinite pleasure of "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-il. I noticed a bevy of very fine, but not so North-Korean recording mics on stage.

My new avatar is a crop of the troupe's star performer (North Korea's Katy Perry) sharing her deeply-felt emotions for the Dear Leader through a... Telefunken U67.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 02:20:49 am by klaus »
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Offline Dominick Costanzo

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2011, 07:55:43 am »
U87 or U67?

It seems to have the battery meter slot on the rear of the casing but the connector / stand adaptor looks like the one from a U67.
Tuchel version maybe? Never saw one, Yank that I am.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2011, 08:00:07 am by Dominick Costanzo »
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2011, 02:40:39 pm »
Thanks to your post and forensically enhanced close up, I am putting an additional bet on it being a Telefunken U67.

Clues:

1. the swivel mount, which houses the old Tuchel broadcast-type seven-pin connector

2. the dark spot on the rear of the mic's housing tube which I think is not the battery slot (few of them had it during the time U87 were delivered with Tuchels, and it was positioned lower on the mic), but more likely the embossed "Neumann" trademark which was found on all "Telefunken"-badged U67.

P.S.: I sent an email to Berlin to get a definitive answer, but Martin Schneider replied that they did never sell any mics directly to North Korea, as far as he is aware.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 02:25:34 am by klaus »
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Offline Fletcher

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2011, 10:27:01 am »
Both North Korea and Cuba have "front" companies in Canada that purchase and sell all kinds of things.  I'm sure they have them in other countries as well [and I won't go into details because these transactions are almost on the verge of a violation of US federal laws] but they do exist.

If the North Koreans wanted Neumann microphones all they had to do was buy them... slightly easier to move around than Uranium; they have the money and can get near anything they want [and sell near anything they want as well].

Peace.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 02:26:52 am by klaus »
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mwagener wrote on Sat, 11 September 2004 14:33
We are selling emotions, there are no emotions in a grid


"Recording engineers are an arrogant bunch
If you've spent most of your life with a few thousand dollars worth of musicians in the studio, making a decision every second and a half... and you and  they are going to have to live with it for the rest of your lives, you'll get pretty arrogant too.  It takes a certain amount of balls to do that... something around three"
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Offline Rick Sutton

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2011, 08:52:02 pm »
so, how do i go about getting my avatar on here?

And do i have to give the secret handshake everytime i post?



« Last Edit: March 02, 2011, 09:47:40 pm by Rick Sutton »

Offline klaus

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2011, 09:15:04 pm »
Here is what I did:

I selected a jpg image, reduced it to exactly 80x80 pixels with image manipulating software, then went to my "forum profile", clicked on "upload avatar image", and uploaded the image.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 02:28:05 am by klaus »
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Offline tekis

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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 10:35:49 am »
I tried the same thing-reduced it to 80x80 pixels but I'm having no luck.  Help?
« Last Edit: March 08, 2011, 02:28:31 am by klaus »

Offline klaus

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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 12:52:14 pm »
Tekis and Rick,

The webmaster just responded:

"I know there was one problem that if the image was saved as CMYK color profile it had problems displaying and needs to be converted to RGB."
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 01:42:16 pm by klaus »
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Offline Bubba--Kron

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 10:07:26 pm »
Do you have a link to the North Korean show? it looks interesting!

Thanks
Cheers, Bryan Richards

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Offline Dominick Costanzo

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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011, 07:36:10 am »
Rooting through our storage space, I found a Neumann IC4 cable.
That certainly could be a U87 in that picture.
Dominick Costanzo

Offline jeffstuart

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011, 05:42:34 am »
That's what I use for my U87---I hate using the Neumann shock mounts...
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 02:45:58 pm »
And the reason?
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Offline jeffstuart

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011, 07:09:56 pm »
Hi Klaus---glad to be here... For vocal work they are fine, but trying to position them for other things where the angle is critical and the mic is not going to be entirely vertical (acoustic gtr., drums etc.) I find the spider mounts really frustrating. And much less importantly, I think the IC4 just looks cooler---much more integrated design-wise for me...

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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2011, 08:01:17 pm »
Hi,
To me, the microphone in question looks identical to the old U87 in the picture below.

Regards,
Milan