Grammy-Nominated Engineer/Producer (Gaby Moreno, Ben Harper)
“I’m so glad I have [the V13], it’s already my go to mic for vocals and acoustic guitars.I did a mic shootout with a few other brands, Souyuz 17 tube ($4,500), Souyuz 23, Mojave MA300 and AKG 414 EB I believe from the 80s. The V13 exceeded my expectations; for me it was in the same league as the Souyuz as far as quality but it has its own sound.The hi-mid and hi range is very easy to the ears and it saves me from eq’ing out a bit of the extra body captured by some mics. You made a mic that sounds like a vocal should sound to sit nicely on a mix. I prefer the V13 over the Mojave and the AKG for both vocals and acoustic guitars.”
Meet Juan Pablo Berreondo, a music producer and sound artisan from Guatemala City. His work has been recognized with Grammy and Latin Grammy nominations. Some of his favorite projects include “Black Eyed Dog” with Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens, and “Luna de Xelajú” with Gaby Moreno and Oscar Isaac. Juan Pablo loves the Vanguard V13 gen2 Tube Condenser microphone—it captures the sound he loves for vocals and makes mixing a breeze. It’s like finding the perfect tool for his artistic vision in recording and it’s his go-to microphone to record vocals at his studio Asonic World.