Friends of Avantone

Thank you to everyone out there using Avantone products!



Jack Douglas

Jack Douglas on Avantone's The Abbey Studio Monitors "I'm knocked out! I am getting a set for my next album."
Jack Douglas on Avantone's Mixphones "I find no matter where I go to listen to my work I'm never disappointed by sounds I track on these little gems. They truly represent and I find no need for subs."


- Jack Douglas | Producer / Engineer (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Clutch, Blue Oyster Cult, Pattie Smith, Cheap Trick, and many others.)

Check out Jack describing what it was like to work with the great John Lennon below.


Popa Chubby

Popa Chubby enjoying his new Avantone CR14
This mic was used on his newest release "The Catfish" which was released in 2016. He has released over 20 studio albums since 1994 and has been on many national and international tours throughout his career.
"Theodore Joseph 'Ted' Horowitz (born March 31, 1960 in The Bronx, New York City, United States), who plays under the stage name of Popa Chubby, is an American Rock / Electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist" (Source: Wikipedia)
Visit his website here.
Check out his latest music video "The Catfish":


Chuck Alkazian

Chuck Alkazian showing off his new Avantone CV12
Chuck is a music industry professional for over two decades, Chuck has produced, recorded, mixed and consulted for countless diverse music and multi media clients. He has worked with such acts as Pistol Day Parade, blessthefall, I See Stars and many more acts. The CV12 is currently what he uses to record in his studio, Pearl Sound Studios.
"Chuck Alkazian, owner of Pearl Sound Studios, is known as the man with the “Grammy” touch." (Source: CBS Detroit)
Visit Pearl Sound Studios' Facebook Page: here.
Check out his feature on CBS Detroit:


Here are some of Chuck's clients using the CV12 in studio:

Jay Hudson (Sirius XM executive) feelin' it with the Avantone CV12 Kevin Lee Palmer of Trust Company belting it out into the CV12 Zayra Alvarez of Rockstar Supernova with the CV12
 
Michael Hughes of Sons of Eden posing with the Avantone CV12 Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil singing into the CV12  


Mike Watts

Mike Watts on Avantone's CV95 "If you could use classic German mics wherever you wanted in a recording session because they were affordable, how many would you buy? I bought 5."

- Mike Watts | Producer / Engineer (The Dear Hunter, The Dillinger Escape Plan, As Tall As Lions, Hopesfall, The Junior Varsity, As Cities Burn & more.)

Check out his website.


Levon Helm - Levon Helms Studio | Woodstock, NY

Levon with CV12 doing what he did best.
Levon with CV12 doing what he did best.
Levon Working Out! (Note Blurred Drum Sticks)
Levon Working Out! (Note Blurred Drum Sticks)
Side view of Levon recording
Side view of Levon recording
Justin Guip - Levon’s Studio Manager, Engineer, & Producer plus Grammy Winner for his Engineering Job on Levon’s 2008 Grammy Winning Album, “Dirt Farmer” posing with the CV12.
Justin Guip - Levon’s Studio Manager, Engineer, & Producer plus Grammy Winner for his Engineering Job on Levon’s 2008 Grammy Winning Album, “Dirt Farmer” posing with the CV12.
One of several CR14 Ribbon Mics at Levon Helm Studios ready for a session!
One of several CR14 Ribbon Mics at Levon Helm Studios ready for a session!
Levon’s Drum Kit… In Memory of Levon Helm… May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012
Levon’s Drum Kit… In Memory of Levon Helm… May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012


Robert Plant

Thank you Robert Plant and Buddy Miller for using Avantone MicsCheck out the new video, "Angel Dance", from Robert Plant / Band of Joy. Album Produced by Buddy Miller & Robert Plant. All of Robert's vocals are recorded with our BV-1 Mic!

"The BV-1 was the only microphone we used on Robert's vocals on the new "Robert Plant / Band of Joy" record, and we had everything at our fingertips; beautiful old U47's, Telefunken's, every RCA mic known to man. There was no need to spend time A/B'ing - the BV-1 captured everything and sits beautifully in the track.It's been the "go to" mic at every session ever since i bought it." -Buddy Miller


Nick Jonas

Thank you Nick Jonas for using Avantone Mics We would like to thank Nick Jonas for choosing the Avantone Pro CV-12 Mic!

Thank you Nick Jonas for using Avantone Mics Thank you Nick Jonas for using Avantone Mics Thank you Nick Jonas for using Avantone Mics


Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum recording with the Avantone CR-14! ...

"For the last Lady A album I purchased some Royer ribbon mics, and adapted Neil’s technique to a dynamic and a ribbon. Then Kenny Greenberg, a local guitar player, mentioned the Avantone CR14 ribbon mic to me. They only cost 200 bucks, which is unheard of. But they sound great, and on the Lady A album I used a dynamic with either the Avantone or the Royers to get different guitar tones."
- Clarke Schleicher | Producer & Engineer (Lady Antebellum)

Read the article here!


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Taylor Swift

We would like to congratulate Taylor Swift on all the success that she has achieved. Taylor uses the CV-12 MICROPHONE on ALL her studio vocals!

"When you're producing a top country artist like Taylor Swift you can choose any microphone you want for the lead vocal, from vintage high-priced mics to the unimaginably rare that the top studios in Nashville have to offer. But I found the best sound and the most emotional microphone I could use for Taylor's lead vocal was the Avantone CV-12. I take it with me everywhere I record....Thanks for the CV-12 being County Music's best vocal mic" - Nathan Chapman - Producer for Taylor Swift


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Lewin Barringer


Bachman & Turner

"My current CD, "Bachman & Turner" which we are just releasing and previewing around the world was "final mixed" on our Avantone Cubes which are amazing and I feel are a notch better than the old Auratones which I used to use back in the 70s and 80s, I am receiving much acclaim from reviewers and media on the sounds on the album. Thanks to all my vintage gear and the final and most critical stage, the Avantone monitors.

I am working on a new rock album, a movie soundtrack, a Television Series series and stage play and the most important constant in my 3 different home studios which are now being set up will be my powered Avantones." - Randy Bachman


Tyrone Wells


Taya Rayden

Check out the new video promos from Taya Rayden - "BITE MY TOUNGUE" & "GIRL TALK"
Audio was recorded at ESAudio Studios in Burbank. Produced by Alex Cantrall (Fantasia, Dru Hill, JoJo)
Vocals recorded with our CV-12 Mic


Lena Meyer-Landru

Vocals recorded with our CV-12 Mic!

"...We have had the #1 spot in the single charts for 9 weeks this year with the (double-platinum) single "Satellite" by Lena Meyer-Landrut. She won the "Eurovision Song Contest" in Oslo and sold 1.2 Million singles so far. That was awesome and recorded with an Avantone CV12 ;-) We have 6 CV12 microphones in the moment. We use them for vocals, acoustic guitar, overheads, percussion, etc.. These mics are so unbelievable !!!"
- BRIX (Producer)...VALICON-BERLIN