I try not to play favorites with the folks who use our mics – I really try. But there are some people who are talented musicians, die-hard creatives, and genuine people. Josh Turner (the guitarist, not the gospel singer) is one of those people.
Josh has been jonesing for a V44S gen2 FET Stereo Condenser for quite a while. When
we finally started building them he picked one up, he immediately started using it all over his 600k+ subscriber YouTube channel.
To me, one of Josh’s signatures is his willingness to try different recording techniques to capture the sound of a particular era. His latest video harkens back to the doo-wop days of The Penguins & The Cadillacs, complete with a tinsel backdrop and black-and-white videography. It features Brendan Jacob Smith, Liam Fennecken, Jim Hogan on vocals, William Carrigan on bass, and Kelly Oden with the camera work and editing.
In order to capture “the sound”, Josh only used two mics – his trusty Vanguard V13 Tube Condenser on the upright bass, and his new V44S gen2 for the vocals and snare drum. He recorded live BASF 771 type II tape on a Tascam 424 Mk II running at low speed. The video was recorded on a cassette tape. And to top it off, they each held a glass of 100-proof Very Old Barton Bonded whiskey.
Check out Josh’s other fantastic videos on his YouTube channel. You can also subscribe to his Patreon, check out his live shows, visit his website, and follow him on Spotify.