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Boris Milan

Engineer - 6x Latin Grammy winner, 3x Grammy nominee Boris Milan is a six-time LATIN GRAMMY Award-winning and three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated recording, mixing, and mastering engineer. He is based in in Miami, Florida. Boris has worked with multi-platinum artists including Carlos Santana, Shakira, Placido Domingo, Luis Fonsi, Fonseca, David Bisbal,  and Ricardo Montaner. From Boris on his Vanguard V13 Tube...

Dale Becker

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin Dale Becker of Becker Mastering in Pasadena, CA has worked with artists like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Earth Wind & Fire, Aretha Franklin, and Cam. Here’s what he had to say about his Vanguard V13 (Serial #77):“I’m a very hard sell on new tube microphones – especially on those that…

Ray Kennedy

Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams Ray Kennedy (Serial #2), 5-time Grammy-winning producer, engineer, and musician, helped us develop and field-test the V13. Here’s what he had to say: “This is a revolutionary breakthrough in microphone technology and manufacturing. I do believe it will surpass any new mic on the market and also test well up against so many vintage mics…

Aaron Sterling

John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles   Aaron Sterling is a drummer, producer, and audio engineer living in Los Angeles, CA. If you've listened to popular music in the last decade or two, you've heard his work. Aaron has played on hundreds of albums for artists including Miley Cyrus, Shakira, Lana Del Rey, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, The Civil Wars,...

Kyle Manner

Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, ABC's 'Nashville' Kyle Manner is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, mixer, and editor. Skilled in all genres, with an expertise in rock, metal, and country music, Kyle has worked with numerous artists, both major labels and independent alike. Working at Station West Studio in Nashville's famous Berry Hill neighborhood, Kyle has racked up an impressive credits list...

Joshua Radin

Singer-Songwriter We are incredibly thrilled to welcome Joshua Radin to the Vanguard family. Like many of you, I was introduced to Joshua Radin by his song "Winter" in that unforgettable episode of Scrubs (incidentally one of my favorite TV shows of all time). He's gone on to release seven studio albums and international acclaim as a singer-songwriter. He’s shared the stage...

Ned Douglas

Celine Dion, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr Ned Douglas is an audio enginer and keyboardist in Los Angeles, California. His incredible list of work includes Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Mick Jagger, Sarah McLachlan, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, No Doubt, SuperHeavy, and more. Here's what he had to say about his V13 (Serial #1094): "I chose the V13 as I was...

Gary Lux

(Janet Jackson, Manhattan Transfer, Sting, Usher) "High fidelity still lives. Just depends on who's settin' the standard and who's spinnin' the knobs." Gary Lux is one of Hollywood’s premier music mixers, with literally thousands of projects to his credit. He is an accomplished surround mixer (now working in ATMOS and Sony 360) and has worked on many soundtracks for film...

Bob Bullock

The Monkees, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Chic Corea Bob Bullock began his career in Los Angeles training under legends such as Humberto Gatica, Reggie Dozier, Barney Perkins, Roy Haley and Roger Nichols. He quickly rose to the top of his field working with acts including The Tubes, Art Garfunkel, Seals and Crofts, Crazy Horse, Chic Corea and REO Speedwagon. While...

Gabe Veltri

David Baerwald, Aaron Neville, Toto, Mariah Carey Gabriel Veltri (Serial #s 74 & 75) is a Hollywood-based recording engineer whose career spans back to engineering for Toto in 1978. In addition to working with Steve Lindsey over the last several years, Gabe has engineered for artists such as David Grusin, Chris Botti, Boz Scaggs, Natalie Cole, Cheryl Lynn, The Pointer…

Steve Lindsey

Bruno Mars, Celine Dion, Marvin Gaye, Leonard Cohen Steve Lindsey (Serial #s 74 & 75) is a producer, songwriter, and publisher based in Hollywood, CA. He has an innate knack for spotting and grooming talented songwriters and performers, and has worked with an incredible slate of artist over his multi-decade career including Bruno Mars, Elton John, The Temptations, Eminem, Rihanna,…

Richard Furch

Prince, Usher, Outkast, Frank Ocean, Patti LaBelle Richard Furch owns our V13 Serial #161. As an engineer, his work underlines 6 Grammy-winning albums and 18 Grammy-nominated albums, and his sought-after engineering prowess has led him to work with artists such as India.Arie, Jay-Z, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Fountains of Wayne, The Isley Brothers, Tyrese, Leela James, Patti LaBelle, and many...

Cesar Mejia

Herbie Hancock, Brian Eno, Bill Withers, will.i.am Cesar Mejia (V13 Serial #142) is an incredible LA-based engineer whose clients include Marcus Miller, Los Lobos, Joni Mitchell, and more with his V13: “Been using the V13 on anything and everything I can put it in front of: Pianos, Guitars, both electric and acoustic, Drums, basses, strings, you name it. All I...

Dave Way

Michael Jackson, P!nk, Fiona Apple Dave Way (Serial #48) is a 4-time Grammy-winning engineer, musician, and songwriter with numerous #1 and Top-20 hits. He has worked with artists including Christina Aguilera, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Gwen Stefani, and many, many more.Here’s what he had to say about his V13: “I’ve got my fair share of…

Steve Genewick

Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Gladys Knight Steve Genewick is a thrice-Grammy-nominated engineer. His twenty-five years worth of credits is chock-full of platinum artists including Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Earth Wind & Fire, Whitney Houston, George Harrison, and many, many, MANY more. I had the luck of running into Steve through a mutual friend, and Steve, being a...

Arne Akselberg – Abbey Road

Sir Paul McCartney, Ian Bostridge, the Belcea Quartet 3-time Grammy-winner Arne Akselberg is the Senior Engineer for Abbey Road Studios. His extensive credits include the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Leif Ove Andsnes, Ian Bostridge, the Belcea Quartet, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Temirkanov, James Galway, Sabine Meyer, Sir Charles Mackerras, Mariss Jansons, David Daniels and Itzhak Perlman.

6lack

Recording Artist 6lack is a Grammy-nominated platinum-selling singer, songwriter and rapper. His record “East Atlanta Love Letter”, releasing on 9 September 2018, was recorded on a V13. And we even made the album cover! From Bear himself: "fits my voice superrrr well...I travel with it and pretty much use it solely."

Chuck Alkazian

Soundgarden, Tantric, Eminem, Pop Evil   We're happy to welcome our old friend Chuck Alkazian to the Vanguard family. Chuck is a Grammy-winning producer and engineer based in Canton, Michigan. He's worked with artists including Tantric, Madonna, Soundgarden, The Romantics, Royce da 5'9", Pop Evil, Jason Hartless and more. Chuck has an incredible mic locker at Pearl Sound Studio. Vintage...

Bill Malina

Lady Gaga, Adam Lambert, Santana, Van Halen Bill Malina is a Grammy- and Emmy-nominated audio engineer in Los Angeles, California. As you can see by his credits, he's worked with artists like Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, FIDLAR, Van Halen, Santana, and more. Bill recently picked up a stereo pair of our V1 Pencil Condensers for his studio, and has...

Sebastian de Peyrecave

Chayanne, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Cornell Sebastian de Peyrecave is a Grammy-winning producer, audio engineer, and composer based out of Miami, FL. A Berklee College of Music graduate, he’s worked on records for artists including Kany Garcia, Thalia, and Marc Anthony. Sebastian recently wrote this to us about his V13 (Serial #221): “Happily blown away by the sound of this mic....

Obie O’Brien

Grammy-winning Engineer, Producer, and Hot Rod Builder Obie O'Brien is a Grammy-winning engineer and producer. While best-known for his longtime work with Jon Bon Jovi, Obie has a massive credits list including Barbra Streisand, The Marvelettes, Cole Redding, The Nighthawks, Alice Cooper, and many more. In 2010, Obie received a Grammy award for his engineering & production on Oh Happy...

Dan Richard Bailey

Session & Touring Drummer Drum wizard Dan Bailey has toured and recorded for acts including Christina Aguilera, Father John Misty, Everest, Jon Foreman, First Aid Kit, and many more. I first met Dan while field-testing our first production run of V13s at Sam Knaak’s Earwitness Studios in Whittier, CA. When he set up his own studio, he called us to...

Pomplamoose

Music Duo

Matt Hornbeck

Guitarist Matt Hornbeck is an accomplished guitarist living in Los Angeles, CA. Recent credits include John Legend’s “Merry Xmas (War Is Over)”, National Geographic’s "Genius: Aretha", and the Amazon Original film "Vanguard (starring Jackie Chan)". You can also hear Matt’s playing with the modern organ groove trio The White Blinds. “Once I recorded with the V13, there was no going...

Brandon Walters

Singer-Songwriter Brandon Walters is an LA based session/ touring musician and producer. He began his professional career touring with and producing records for Greg Laswell (Vanguard Records). Since then he's toured extensively with a slew of singer-songwritter including Joshua Radin, Cary Brothers, Tristan Prettyman among others. He's also produced tracks for Joshua Radin, Cary Brothers, Rachael Yamagata, & Azure Ray,...

E-MAN

Andy Grammer, Gwen Stefani, Cody Simpson While working with artists like Andy Grammer, Gwen Stefani, Cody Simpson, E-MAN has appeared on SNL, David Letterman, The Ellen Degeneres Show, America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, and more. E-MAN recently picked up our V44S Stereo FET Condenser for his drum studio, where he does remote session work (give his website a visit...

Jeremiah Mullins

Voice Actor  Jeremiah Mullins is a voice actor whose credits include everything from radio ads for Amazon and Nissan, television ads for The MLB on Direct TV and Advil, to being the most recent campaign voice for Indeed.com. He recently did the new television campaign for the Bacon Club Chalupa at Taco Bell, and he's been a regular promo announcer...

ICHI

Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Michelle Branch Ichiro Suezawa (ICHI) is a singer-songwriter and producer in Los Angeles, California. He is signed with Warner Chapell Music as an exclusive songwriter. He has worked with world class artists such as Bruno Mars, Christina Milian, Dr. Luke, Bloodshy, Ben Lee, Mickey Avalon, Michelle Branch, Blair Daly, and Kara Dioguardi. ICHI is involved with...

Coco Morier

Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears Coco Morier is a singer-songwriter, producer, and recording artist in Los Angeles, California. As a songwriter, she's written songs for Britney Spears, Icona Pop, Demi Lovato, Tom Jones, Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, and Hayley Kiyoko. Her compositions have been featured in film, television, and video games such as the Spongebob Squarepants Movie Soundtrack, Broad...

Jamie Jones

(All-4-One, The HeavyWeights) Jamie Jones is the founder/lead singer of the Grammy-winning group All-4-One. The group has sold over 20 million records worldwide and is celebrating their 26th anniversary. Jamie is also an accomplished songwriter/producer and is 1/3 of the talented production team The Heavyweights. The heavyweights have worked with many amazing artist like Lil Wayne, Wayne Brady, Martina McBride,...

Jack Daniel

Voice Over Artist Jack Daniel voices movie trailers, promos, network documentaries, and national commercials. You’ve almost certainly heard his voice on television, in the theater, online, and on the radio. His clients include Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, Blizzard Entertainment, Jack in the Box, US Cellular, Dell, Cisco, AT&T, Ketel One Vodka, and hundreds more. “Sound...

Louise Goffin

Songwriter, Recording Artist, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist Born into a storied songwriting family, Louise Goffin has carried on the tradition of excellent music craft as a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and recording artist. Releasing her first album with a major label when she was 18, she’s gone on to release eight others, including her most recent record “All These Hellos”. Among her many...

Daniel Pearson

(Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Pop, Jessica Simpson, Kanye West) Chicago native Daniel Pearson is a Producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has lent his talents to the likes of AR Rahman, Iggy Pop, Jennifer Lopez, Ronny Wood (The Rolling Stones), Taylor Dayne, Clay Aiken, Macy Gray, Coolio, Shelia E, The English Beat, Sophie B. Hawkins, Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Jessica Simpson, Ivan Neville,...

Lucas Pimentel

Chris Duran, Gabriela Rocha, June21 Lucas Pimentel about his V13 (Serial #71): “After using the Vanguard V13 on John Turri’s lead vocal, I was blown away by how good this mic is. And I don’t say this lightly…I am absolutely in love with this mic! It’s transparent, sweet, it can handle high SPL, extremely low self noise. At this price…

John Van Nest / Resonate Studios

Audio Engineer, Studio Owner, Producer John Van Nest is an incredibly storied and accomplished audio engineer. In his decades in the music industry, he has worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, Chaka Khan, Barry Manilow, Green Day, U2, Miley Cyrus, Macy Gray, Social Distortion, and many, many more. In 2005 he opened resonate in Burbank, California, as a premier…

Scott Rummell

Voice Over Artist Scott Rummell is the #1 Hollywood voice over artist for movie and television promos, trailers, and commercials. He’s been doing top-notch VO work for over 30 years. Chances are, if you go to any movie or watch any television, you’ll hear his voice several times. Some of his recent work includes trailers and promos for Wonder Woman,...

Bill Rogers & Camille Dixon

Voice Over Artists Have you been to Disneyland or California Adventure and heard “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls…”? If so, you’ve heard Camille Dixon and Bill Rogers, two supremely talented voice over artists. Not only are they the familiar park announcers for various Disney resorts, their VO resumes are incredibly impressive – their combined credits (because if I listed...

Peter Chun

Gwen Stefani, Louise Goffin, Ben Folds, Charlie Faye Peter Chun (Serial #42 & 47) with his stereo pair of V13s, and one of our favorite one-liners of all time: “Eargasm.”  

Shawn Tubbs

Guitarist, Engineer (Carrie Underwood, Crystal Lewis, Thousand Foot Krutch) Shawn Tubbs is a touring and studio guitar wizard (seriously. We assume there’s some sort of magic going on for him to be this good). In between touring with Carrie Underwood, he records out of his studio in Nashville. He was looking for a great acoustic guitar microphone, and when he...

John Lowson

John Fogerty, Brian Wilson, Roger Waters, Richie Sambora John Lowson is a 2-time Grammy-winning engineer, producer, and instrumentalist. Here’s what he had to say about his V13 (SERIAL #49): “In the world of tube driven LDC mics, I have had my more than fair share of privilege. At one point I had lined up side by side – 8 Telefunken…

Gaby Moreno

Singer-Songwriter Gaby Moreno is tri-lingual singer-songwriter from Guatemala City, Guatemala. Among her many accomplishments are a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist, co-wrote the theme for Parks & Recreation, won first prize in the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and has shared the stage with Bono, Andrea Bocelli, and more. The moment we heard her blissful voice, we knew she...

José Diogo Neves

Audio Engineer (Tonik Ensemble, Gil Goldstein, Greg Osby…) Multi-award-winning recording, mixing, and mastering engineer José Diogo Neves has successfully transcended genres through working with a diverse array of artists, including Grammy Award winning artists. José is a distinguished multi-faceted studio talent, and his work is renowned for having artistic integrity. José is also a Professor at TÜ Viljandi Kultuuriakadeemia –…

Sky-Hi

Recording Artist J-Pop artist Mitsuhiro Hidaka is a member of the group AAA and solo artist Sky-Hi. His new record, Marble, debuted 6 October 2017, and immediately hit #1 on the Japanese charts. The hit single “Bitter Dreams” was recorded by our friends Peter Chun, DNA, & Chris Casper using the Vanguard V13 for the lead and backing vocals, as...

Fred Guarino

Tiki Recording Studios Fred is the owner and engineer of Tiki Recording Studio in Glen Cove, NY. He’s been in business for 42 years and has worked on thousands of projects. Fred's credits include Billy Joel, Jimmy Webb, Odetta, Joan Osborne, Phoebe Snow, Ashanti/Nelly, Billy J Kramer, Maureen McGovern, Brian Setzer, Peter Allen, and Debbie Gibson/Phil Ramone. 5 of his...

David Palmer

Session & Touring Drummer David Palmer is a phenomenal drummer who was worked with Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Carole King, Steely Dan, and more. David recently picked up a pair of Vanguard V13 Tube Condensers and a V44S Stereo FET Condensers after hearing them on Dan Bailey’s recordings. Here’s what he had to say: “Feeling extremely grateful to now own…

Jimmy Roberts

Session & Touring Saxophonist Our talented friend Jimmy Roberts, sax player for Sir Rod Stewart, recently picked up a V13 after hearing it at David Palmer’s studio. From Jimmy – “Vanguard V13 + Saxophone = Beautiful Combination…” In addition to touring and recording with Rod Stewart, Jimmy has worked with folks like Carly Simon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Etta James, The Eurythmics,…

Kevin Savigar

Producer, Songwriter, Composer, Keyboardist A 4-time ASCAP Award winner and the recipient of multiple Gold and Platinum Album Awards, Kevin Savigar is a producer, songwriter, keyboardist, and composer. While most recognized for his longtime collaboration with Sir Rod Stewart, Kevin’s well-storied credits include Bob Dylan, Pat Benatar, George Harrison, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton, Daryl Hall, and many more....

Gary Nicholson

Songwriter, Producer, Session Guitarist, Recording Artist We’re humbled to welcome 2-time Grammy-winning songwriter, producer, session guitarist, and recording artist Gary Nicholson to the Vanguard family! To choose a few of the artists who have recorded his songs is tough, but Robert Plant, Fleetwood Mac, BB King, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, and Willie Nelson is just skimming the surface. He’s written...

Jon Titterington

Father John Misty, Khalid, and Ben Lee Jon Titterington is a touring and session musician from Los Angeles, CA. His album credits include Father John Misty, Khalid, and Ben Lee. He recently purchased a Vanguard V13 Tube Condenser (Serial #1079). "The V13 gives you so much, at such a great price point. I can't recommend it enough."

Dan Scott

Ty Fy Studios, Walt Disney Entertainment Dan Scott is an Emmy Award winning engineer and sound designer based in Orlando. He and his partners at Ty Fy Studios work on major projects for the likes of Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Parks Live Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Fox, ABC, ESPN, Disney Cruise Line, Activision and more (seriously – his credits list...

Dave Roe

Johnny Cash, Ray Lamontagne, Chet Atkins The legendary Dave Roe (Serial #63) with his Vanguard V13 . His simple review: “I [bleep]ing LOVE this mic!”

Charles Ruggiero

Chuck Mangione, Geezer, Rocco DeLuca   Charles is a drummer with an incredible range, having played everything from jazz to rock n' roll and beyond. Throughout his career he has worked with the "who's who" of musicians, ranging from Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Chris Potter, Sam Yahel, Bob Reynolds, David Ryan Harris, and 80s icon Molly Ringwald. Charles said this...

Othmar Eichinger

Grammy-Nominated Audio Engineer Othmar Eichinger is an Grammy-nominated audio engineer working in Vienna, Austria, known throughout the industry for his outstanding recordings of orchestral and operatic music. He has one of the most refined and discerning set of ears in the business. When we sent Othmar the V13, he immediately put it through grueling paces with some of the best...

Sam Witwer

Voice Artist & Actor I was lucky enough to meet Sam Witwer at the NAMM Show in 2019. A voice and screen actor, you can see or hear Sam in SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Being Human, Supergirl....it's a long list, just check out his IMDb page! He's been using his two Vanguard...

Hernan Hecht

Drummer/Producer/Composer/Educator/Promoter/Audio Engineer/Visual Artist Hernan Hecht is the owner of HHStudio, located in Mexico City.  He was awarded the Latin Grammy Award (2010) for the production and recording of the album by Ely Guerra, Hombre Invisible; has 3 nominations for Latin Grammy's for the Unplugged MTV by Pepe Aguilar (2016); has 5 Latin Grammy nominations for the album by David Aguilar...

Rozhan Razman

Bassist, Audio Engineer & Record Producer Rozhan Razman, the youngest of three brothers, was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His involvement with music began with a tiny Casio toy keyboard but soon upgraded to the Electone Organ, at the age of 8 years old. In his teens, friends had influenced him to pick up the Guitar. After graduating...

Maria Taylor

Singer-Songwriter Maria Taylor is an American Singer-Songwriter from Birmingham, Alabama, and also a member of the folk-pop duo Azure Ray. Maria is excited to be using the V13 on her upcoming projects. “I’m LOVING LOVING IT!! Can’t wait to share the new Azure Ray record with you. I think our vocals have never sounded better using this mic!!!” Welcome to the...

Ashley Jarmack

Woodwind Musician Ashley Jarmack is a Los Angeles-based world woodwind player. Some of her credits include - Camila Cabello Lionel Richie Michael Buble Andrea Bocelli She has also performed/recorded on The Voice, American Idol, the American Music Awards, League of Legends, Debt Collectors, Working Man, and more. Her repertoire ranges from oboe to ocarina/shakuhachi to saxophone. Ashly recently stopped by...

Adam Alesi

Studio & Touring Drummer Drummer Adam Alesi is in high demand for session and live work in Los Angeles and around the greater Southern California region. As a student of drum legend Gregg Bissonette (and later as Gregg's drum tech), Adam learned how to connect with music and musicians on a personal and emotional level. Like his mentor, he has...

Brad Smalling / Evergroove Studio

Owner, Recording / Mixing / Mastering Engineer  With a self-reliant, humble mindset, a top-of-the-line selection of gear and resources, and a network of professional musicians and technicians on call, Brad knows how to do one thing: make you and your audience fall in love with your sound. With over 30 years of audio and music experience, Brad Smalling (J Balvin,...

Josie James

Grammy-Nominated Vocalist Born and raised in Los Angeles, Grammy nominated singer Josie James is equally at home on the concert stage or in the recording studio with a track record that has been praised by many. She sings a wide variety of music influenced by R&B, gospel, pop and jazz. Since embarking on a career in the music world as...

Georg Hofmann

Drummer, Percussionist, Producer Born in Zürich, Switzerland, Georg Hofmann has led a professional career as a drummer and percussionist for more than 30 years, playing and/or recording with such artists as Pierre Favre, Charles Gayle, Ernst Reijseger, Trevor Watts, Cyro Baptista, Robert Dick, Yang Jing, Herrmann Bühler, at Schauspielhaus Zürich, and many more. Since 1984 he has collaborated with American...

Ryland Talamo

Alan Parsons, Chance the Rapper, Israel Houghton, Natalie Grant Ryland Talamo is a Grammy-nominated audio engineer & multi-instrumentalist who has worked with artists including Ben Rector, The Newsboys, Cody Simpson, and many more. Here’s what he had to say about his V13 (Serial #50) and V44S (Serial #197): “The V13 brings all of the elements we love about tube microphones,...

PolyStereo

Janina Dietz & Tobias Wendl PolyStereo is Janina Dietz and Tobias Wendl. Janina and Tobias are both music producers, creating music in various styles. PolyStereo is an Electro Pop Project where handmade electropop meets funk and jazz elements. Janina and Tobias are both well-known artists. They have worked with people like Justin Timberlake, Lang Lang, Toto, Jimi Jamison, Wally Palmer,...

Tiago D’Errico

RBD, Sofia Carson, Adriana Evans, Rosa, Fire Department Club Tiago D'Errico is a Brazilian engineer, performer, and producer working out of California. As a fellow gear nerd, he is constantly sampling different gear and has a vast knowledge base of microphones, preamps, compressors, EQs...darn near anything out there, he's used it on a project! He picked up a pair of...

Chris Fries

Voice Over Artist Chris Fries is an award-winning voiceover artist. If you play video games or watch television, you’ve heard his voice many, many times. His voice has been featured on commercials for American Idol, Honda, FOX Sports, Brooklyn 99, General Motors, Dodge, McDonalds, and many, many others. He’s also lent his voice to games including Halo 5, Call of…

Mike Avenaim

Session Drummer & Audio Engineer We met Mike through our good friend Lucas Pimentel during a studio session in Santa Ana, CA. Not only does Mike have incredible groove, timing, and tone as a drummer, he also is a *deep breath* producer, composer, audio engineer, touring drummer, and multi-instrumentalist. He does a ton of remote session work from his studio...

Kelly Keagy

Drummer & Lead Vocalist - Night Ranger Kelly Keagy is a drummer and vocalist for the band Night Ranger. Keagy started out his career as a drummer, but over the years gained experience in many aspects of the music business. The day after Kelly graduated high school, he packed his bags and left home to pursue being a full-time drummer....

Oliver Schnee

Film & TV Composer Our friend Oliver Schnee is a film & TV composer from Los Angeles, California. With his father’s wonderful microphone collection and studio available, he was fortunate enough to grow up recording with some of the best vintage tube microphones around. In 2012, he scored a powerful film for Academy Award winner Robert Zemeckis, and just recently…

Ash Jangda

Bobby Brown, Michael Brecker, Wyclef Jean Originally from Miami, FL, Ash Jangda has established himself as a sought-after & versatile composer/musician/musical director/educator in Los Angeles, CA. Ash Jangda's broad musical scope has afforded him the privilege of collaborating with an eclectic group of today's influential and relevant award-winning artists both across the U.S. and abroad. Notably, Pop Idols Bobby Brown,...

Joshua Lee Turner

Guitarist, Recording Artist, YouTuber Josh began making YouTube videos in 2007. Ranging from popular to esoteric, local to far flung, and playful to serious, Josh’s videos offer a little something for everyone. Josh also performs regularly with long-time collaborator, Carson McKee, as the folk duo The Other Favorites. Josh’s first full-length solo album, As Good A Place As Any, was...

Max Weinik

Loote, Ayokay, Kat Saul Max Weinik is an LA-based pop producer from Baltimore, Maryland, who produced and co-wrote the Loote single "All The F***ing Time." In 2018 he co-wrote Ayokay's single “Half Past You" featuring Future Jr. Additionally he has worked with writers and producers such as Prince Fox, Dallas K, Loote, Emily Vaughn and Jax. Max recently purchased a...

Arnie Newman

Shenandoah, Reba McEntire, Linda Davis, The Country Club Band Arnie Newman is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer based in Southern California. Simply put, he’s the most virtuosic picker I’ve ever worked with! A veteran touring guitarist with Reba McEntire and others, Arnie has recently built his own studio in Southern California, as well as the Arnie Newman Band which plays...

Irwin Sparkes

The Hoosiers Irwin Sparkes is the lead singer and guitarist for the English Pop Rock band The Hoosiers. Their album “The Trick To Life” peaked at #1 in the UK and #8 in the EU, and is certified 2x platinum. Irwin is now the proud owner of our V13 Tube Condenser microphone. “The way [the Vanguard V13] made me sound...

Rob Tavaglione

Catalyst Recording Rob Tavaglione is the owner/operator of Catalyst Recording in Charlotte NC. He's a long-time columnist/reviewer with Pro Sound News Magazine and Pro Audio Review, a two-time regional Emmy winner, an educator, a musician, and an avid re-mixer who frequently (EDITOR'S NOTE: and I stress that Rob wrote this himself) mangles perfectly good songs into alternate sonic visions for...

Max Mungari

Producer, Engineer, Guitarist Max Mungari is a producer, engineer, and guitarist who has built a fantastic studio in Crotone, Italy. I learned Max had picked up a V13 Tube Condenser when he released his video review below. With Paola Cortese of InHertz singing, he tested the V13 against several mics in his locker and was thoroughly impressed. Max uses the...

Craig Fuller

Recording Artist (Pure Prairie League, Little Feat) Craig Fuller is a founding member of Pure Prairie League, and has worked with folks like Eric Kaz & Sir George Martin with a career spanning several decades. He currently splits time between Nashville and North Carolina while writing, recording, and performing. “The V13 is transparent when you need it to be, but…

Matt Anderson

Audio Engineer, Studio Owner Matt Anderson is the owner of the aptly named MillSounds Studio, a studio built in an old mill in Mountain View, Arkansas. He's pictured here with his trusty studio assistant Dusty. He owns our V13 Tube Condenser and a matched pair of V4 FET Condenser (Serial #134 and 137) microphones. Here's what he has to say about them:...

Tony Vincent

Producer, Engineer, Recording Artist Tony Vincent is a talented artist, vocalist, and producer from New York, perhaps best known for his appearance on the second season of “The Voice”. Tony has also done extensive work on Broadway (Green Day’s “American Idiot”, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and “RENT”) as well as worked extensively with Queen on their London theatrical. Here he is...

Spencer Gibb

Recording Artist, Engineer, Producer Spencer Gibb (Serial #27) is a solo recording artist, and happens to be the ultra-talented son of Robin Gibb (the Bee Gees). “In all of my years as a performer, producer and engineer, I have to say that the V13 is one of the most exquisite microphones I have ever used. Beautifully transparent yet both bright...

James Grey

Recording Artist, Songwriter, Composer A cross-pollination of styles influences his music to consistently and effortlessly capture listeners from across the musical spectrum. As a songwriter with credits in multiple genres, his songs have been recorded by major and Independent label recording artists, as well as featured in T.V. and Film.  His songwriting collaboration card ranges from independent to seasoned published...

Crystal Lewis

Recording Artist Time does not seem to define the career of critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, multi-Dove Award winner, and 3 time Grammy nominee Crystal Lewis. In a day and age where so many artists come and go, Crystal’s voice has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nearly 3 decades Crystal has appeared on Nickelodeon's acclaimed musical/comedy show ROUNDHOUSE,...

Sam Knaak

Tyrone Wells, Moonsville Collective, Propoganda The owner of Earwitness Studios in Whittier, CA, Sam Knaak is one of the most enthusiastic and friendly audio engineers you’ll ever meet. I was lucky enough to meet Sam after chatting with him about his engineering for singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells. Sam owns almost all of our mics and uses them regularly for vocals, guitars,…

Paul Smith

8 Days A Week Studio 8 Days A Week is a studio based in Northumberland, PA. Paul recently contacted us after acquiring two Vanguard V13 Tube Condensers. Here’s what he had to say about them: “The V13 is a welcome addition to our studio. My ‘go to’ valve mics are my 251 and 47. The V13 is hitting a sweet...

Courtney Fortune

Recording Artist Courtney Fortune is one of our “One Mic” contest winners. She is an excellent songwriter and an extraordinarily talented jazz vocalist. Here she is with her V13, serial #81.  

Dylan Chambers

Recording Artist Dylan Chambers (Serial #83) is one of our “One Mic” contest winners. He is an incredible songwriter, guitarist and vocalist.  

Makana

Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording Artist Described as “dazzling” by the New York Times, Makana is an internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, composer and activist who is known for lending his musical talent for social change. He has been a TEDx talk presenter, and his guitar playing has been featured on three Grammy-nominated albums, including the soundtrack of the Academy-Award...

Jesus Martinez

Decibel Studios LA Jesus Martinez is a producer/engineer and requintista (tenor guitar) based in Los Angeles,CA. He began to play latin folk music at a young age and is part of Tres Souls, a trio embracing the sounds of the 1940's. When producing Tres Souls latest EP he brought together the classic folk sound of Cuba while adding electric guitars...

Robert Tepper

Award-Winning Composer & Artist Robert Tepper is an award-winning composer, songwriter, and recording artist. Originally hailing from Bayonne, New Jersey, Tepper has spent decades in the music industry in both New York and Los Angeles. Robert's first successes came as a composer & songwriter. He has written hits like Paul Anka's "This Is Love", Benny Mardonnes' "Into The Night", and...

Kit Nolan

Lindsey Stirling, Robbie Williams, One Direction   Kit Nolan is a Nashville based producer, musician and songwriter. Since 2015 he has been the principal keyboardist and guitarist for Billboard Award winning violinist Lindsey Stirling, playing sold out shows all over the world, and appearing on TV shows such as Conan, Kelly and Ryan, The Disney Channel awards, and many more....

Xulfi

Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan, more commonly known as "Xulfi", is a songwriter, producer, engineer, and instrumentalist in his native Pakistan. Starting his career in 1994, Xulfi has established himself as one of the most prolific artists in the Pakistan music industry. He is the recipient of multiple awards in Pakistan, including the ARY Music Award and the Indus...

Jacob Montague

Composer, Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist I've known Jacob Montague since college as a fellow APU alumni, and his continued ability to diversify his musical projects has never failed to amaze me. As a member of indie pop band Branches (40M+ streams on Spotify), he produces, records, and mixes all their projects in addition to playing "the stringed things". Under the electronic alias...

Alex Johnson

Studio & Touring Drummer Alex Johnson is a session and touring drummer based out of Denver, Colorado. Whether in the studio or on the stage, Alex applies his incredible feel and expertise to hundreds of sessions and live performances across the country each year. Working out of his own remote studio at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Alex has...

Greg Sadler

Studio & Touring Drummer Greg Sadler is a Los Angeles-based drummer who keeps a relentlessly busy schedule both in the studio and on the stage. He has provided the rhythmic foundation for GRAMMY, Tony, and Olivier award winners and his stylistic diversity allows him to meld seamlessly into any playing situation. Greg has performed in six countries across three continents...

Jamee Mae Kyson

Singer-Songwriter Jamee Mae Kyson is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Jamee launched her solo career in 2016 with her debut EP, “Fly,” which includes the award-winning single, “Oh My.” She has performed in several high-profile events, including the Genius Loci Music Festival, the Lucidity Music Festival (recurring performer), and the LoveLife:Livestream event, which included performances by Rachel Platten and...

Eugene Bisdikian

Bassist, Audio Engineer, Educator Eugene Bisdikian is an electric and upright bassist located in Rochester, NY. He regularly performs with a number of groups in both Rochester and the New York metropolitan area, with styles including pop, rock, jazz, soul, funk, and more. He is also a private bass instructor, and currently teaches lessons through the Eastman Community Music School....

John True

Producer, Songwriter, Engineer, Instrumentalist John True is a producer, songwriter, engineer, and multi-instrumentalist from San Diego, California. He has spent the last few years behind the scenes playing keyboards both in studio and live with a variety of artists, and has recently emerged songwriting with Lia Marie Johnson, Bella Kaye, & the new Alt rock band HUE(s). His work usually...

Patrick Krief

Musician, Songwriter, Producer Patrick Krief is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based near Montreal, Quebec. Having been a co-writer and guitarist with Montreal “orchestral pop noir” band The Dears for nearly a decade, Krief’s solo career has evolved from side-project band (Black Diamond Bay) to more of a one-man effort with a succession of guests to a truly solo...

David Kaplan

Voice Over Artist Sometimes, people are lucky enough to be born with ‘that’ voice…David Kaplan is one of those people. His voice has been used for brands like Apple, Panasonic, Dominos Pizza, Airbus, Kaiser Permanente, and many more. A successful VO artist based in New York, David recently said this about his new V13 (serial #264): “For the money they...

Jim Hancock

Recording Artist/Engineer Jim Hancock is a Renaissance instrument and performance expert based in Austin Texas, as well as a recording engineer. Here’s what he had to say about his pair of V13s (Serial #45 & 46): “I have used them on voices, guitar, harp, baritone ukulele, and concertina, so far. Every instrument is clear, warm, and accurate to my ears….

Mervin Thomas

Audio Engineer (Adam Kagan, Dave Isaac, Nathaniel James…) Mervin is a very young aurally gifted Producer/Mix/Post-Production engineer immersed in the Music Industry for the last six years. Starting off as a live performer and producer, he has worked his way up to being one of the few AVID Certified Protools Engineers in both Music and Post-Production in India. From working…

Camille Van Niekerk

Recording & Touring Vocalist Camille van Niekerk is a voice instructor and trained vocalist from Ventura, California. She was introduced to our V13 when she did a vocal mic shootout with 11 microphones - ranging from $500 to $5000! The V13 took top prize, and she called us immediately to grab one - Serial #707, to be exact. You can...

Ocean Spiral Studio

Canary Islands Recording Studio Andrea from Ocean Spiral studio sent us this beautiful shot of his V44S Stereo microphone. “Just finished the basic tracks of an entire album of classical/nylon string guitar, with your V44S as the main mic in front of the instrument. M through Triton Audio tube preamp & LA500 tube comp, S through Focusrite ISA Two &…

Joey Sykes

Songwriter, Engineer, Musician Joey started out in New York and got his big break as the lead guitarist in the band Coward signed to Elektra Records and Warner-Chapel Publishing, touring with Third Eye Blind. He’s since moved to Los Angeles and made his name as a songwriter, touring musician, and engineer. As a long-time music veteran, some of his most...

American Recording Studio

Memphis, TN American Recording studio is a fantastic recording and mixing facility in Memphis, TN. Engineer Brad Dunn recently reached out after acquiring a Vanguard V44S Stereo FET Condenser to add to their already-formidable microphone locker. “We are still experimenting with that lovely Serial #87…We have 100+ mics in our collection and have incorporated [the V44S] on every live tracking…

Mark Kroos

Songwriter, Producer, Session Guitarist, Recording Artist Mark Kroos is a touring and recording 2-neck guitarist, one of only a few in the world. In 2013, his video of "Dueling Banjos" exploded on YouTube, garnering over 1.1 million views. Mark has also competed in Guitar Player Magazine's 2011 International Guitar Superstar Competition in Nashville for host Larry Carlton and renowned judges...

James Lugo

Engineer, Producer, Vocal Coach James is a lifelong musician, working in both Los Angeles and Nashville. He is one one of the sought-after vocal coaches in the music industry, including work on ‘American Idol’ as an analyst and vocal coach. Here’s what he had to say about his V13s (Serial #s 223 & 224): “The only thing better than the...

Matthew Jordan

Singer-Songwriter, Touring Keyboardist You know when you meet people that are just born to play music? That’s all they’ve ever done and want to do? Matthew Jordan is one of those people. He’s a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter In addition, he works as a touring keyboardist, producer, and MD with artists including Rooney, Sabrina Carpenter, Kaya Stewart, and Jaq MacKenzie of...

Eric Meyer

Engineer & Studio Owner Eric Meyer is the owner of The Noiz Faktory in Georgetown, Texas. He was one of the earliest adopters of the V13, and we’ve had the pleasure of meeting him several times at NAMM. Here’s what he said about his V13s: “The V13 to me is what you get when you cross a C-12 with a...

Roger Ryan

Engineer, Producer, Musician Roger Ryan is the Grammy, Juno, and Dove-nominated founder of After Touch Music in Nashville, Tennessee. His credits include work with Whitney Houston, Wynonna Judd, Take 6, and many more. Here’s what he says about his Vanguard V13 (Serial #35): “I’m really happy and excited to have the V13 as a part of my mic collection and...

John Turri

Recording Artist We first met John Turri through our friends Aaron Aiken and Lucas Pimentel. He’s a fantastic singer-songwriter and performer based out of Santa Cruz, CA. After using the V13 in several sessions, he recently picked up one of his own (Serial #108). Here’s what he had to say about it: “I first used the V13 about a year...

Caitlin Linney

Recording Artist, Songwriter Born & raised in North Carolina, Linney’s outstanding singer-songwriter talent, sheer drive and unabridged passion has won her repeated successes. From majoring at Emerson College & studying at Berklee, to opening for Josh Turner & Easton Corbin along with appearances at the Staples Center, winning the LA Round of the Texaco Country Showdown with KKGO Go Country...

John O’Brien

Audio Engineer Jon O’Brien of The Music Box Studios in Fullerton, CA with his V13 (serial #18). “The V13 has become by go-to when I want something to sound life-sized and crystal clear. I reach for it when my ribbons are too low-mid heavy and when my small condensers are a bit too abrasive on the top end transients. The...

Kurt Hoffler

Engineer & Producer Kurt Hoffler was one of the earliest adopters of the V13, and it’s his go-to microphone for vocals. “I have been impressed with this microphone. Great warm sound with smooth mid range and high end. Best of all there is no harshness at all. Takes EQ very well.” I got to know Kurt when he came to...

Natalie Stovall & The Drive

Recording Artist Congratulations to Natalie Stovall & The Drive on their new EP release! Natalie used the Vanguard V13 microphone for her studio vocals. “We mastered the Natalie Stovall EP yesterday…best vocal sound of 6 songs is the one we did on the V13.” –Ray Kennedy, engineer & producer

Jordan B Grubbs

Engineer Jordan Grubbs is the 2017 winner of our Glen Heffner Memorial Scholarship as an audio student (Serial #243).

Pablo Coronado

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Dodge Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Pablo Coronado is a mix engineer and sound designer. A passionate musician, Pablo has worked on audio design projects for renowned Latin American companies as well as working with well-known US brands. Recording live field sounds and creating them in his home studio, Pablo does not allow his tools to...

Jerry Ask

Singer-Songwriter, Musician Jerry Ask is a Swedish singer-songwriter and musician, and apparently a talented multi-tasker. He recently picked up our V13 Tube Condenser from our Swedish distributor Point Source Scandinavia. Here's what he had to say about it (with a hat tip to Google Translate): "Point source Scandinavia let me test Vanguard Audio Lab’s V13 microphone, which is a large-diaphragm...

Brian Hanlon

Musician, Songwriter, Producer Brian Hanlon is a singer-songwriter and musician based in Nashville, TN. Originally hailing from Ireland, Brian's music is an upbeat blend of Pop, RnB, Reggae, and Rock featuring his distinctly soulful vocals.  Mixing modern pop and traditional instrumentation his sound is reminiscent of The Police, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, and John Mayer. Brian recently acquired...

Erik Wheater

Drummer, Audio Engineer Erik Wheater is a drummer from Rochester, NY.  He currently performs with regional Alternative Rock artist Melia, as well as locally performing Indie/Fusion band Transient Mammals. He began studying drums at the age of 8 at the Hochstein School of Music, then the Eastman Community School through high school.  He completed his Associates in Music at Monroe...

Sean Winchester

Studio & Touring Drummer Sean Winchester is a Los Angeles studio & touring drummer with credits including Everclear, Buckcherry, Smashmouth, Giants in Rome, Josh Todd and the Conflict, and more. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Sean currently spends most of his time working out of his North Hollywood studio Wolf Den Recording. Sean recently picked up the...

Rob Kolar

Recording Artist Rob Kolar (Serial #44) is the frontman for the groups He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister and KOLARS, as well as the composer for The Detour and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. “The V13 sounded great on female and male vocals and I especially love the way it captures acoustic guitars. It has a nicely rounded sound with...

Eric Fuller

Audio Engineer & Producer Eric Fuller is an audio engineer and drummer from Orange County, California. One thing I immediately noticed upon chatting with Eric is his incredibly discerning ear. He has the ability to pick out and verbally articulate the  specific characteristics of different instruments and tonalities. We're really happy that he's chosen a pair of V13s as his...

Bryce Zabric

Recording & Mixing Engineer Bryce Zabric is a Nashville-based recording & mixing engineer who has worked with artists like Flaming Lips, Delta Rae, Sandi Patty, Craig Campbell, and more. Bryce recently picked up our V4 FET condenser microphone . "Vanguard will be a staple name for microphones in professional studios, mark my words. These aren’t knockoffs or clones and are over...

Jannik Brunke

Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer "Everything I'm doing here is really personal and very private. I almost dare not bring out the songs, because I reveal so much about myself in my music. " Jannik Brunke is a solo artist working out of Berlin, Germany. Originally from the sparsely populated northern areas of Germany, he learned to compose, produce, play and...

Larissia Murphy

Recording Artist A singer-songwriter in Nashville, TN. Larissia was one of the first people to record a song with the V13 working with Vanguard family member Ray Kennedy. Larissia after using the V13: “It’s seriously one of the best, if not the best sounding mic I’ve ever had the pleasure of singing into.”

Wild Rose Film Soundtrack

Jessie Buckley / Ray Kennedy The soundtrack for the film Wild Rose was recorded by Ray Kennedy at Room & Board Studios in Nashville Tennessee.Four of the lead vocal tracks, sung by actress Jessie Buckley, are recorded using the Vanguard V13. The song titles for the tunes Ray tracked - "I'm Moving On", "Angel from Montgomery", "Goin' Back to Harlan",...