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30.09.2010 | Joe Cocker records with CharterOak

Joe Cocker & Matt Serletic Choose the Warm, Modern Sounding CharterOak SA538B on Lead Vocal


ENFIELD, CT - (Sept 27, 2010) - The CharterOak SA538B large diaphragm condenser microphone captured the lead vocal tracks for music legend and multi-award winner Joe Cocker.

Cocker, along with Grammy Award winning producer Matt Serletic, choose the SA538B for the singers soulful voice on the upcoming album "Hard Knocks" (Sony Music - Oct 2010). The album was recorded at Emblem Studios in Los Angeles.

CharterOak has been at it for five years now and has seen a steadily increasing number of top artists and producers turn to CharterOak for both microphones, and signal processors. However, in the last year, the brand has received quite a bit more attention caused by world-wide popularity of the incredibly unique SCL-1 Compressor Limiter, a Resolution Award nominee.

"We're very thankful each and every time a user buys our product, and then contacts us to rave about it. In December, an engineer working with Serletic emailed us to say that the SA538B had just won a shoot out on the Joe Cocker sessions, and how AWESOME the mic sounded on the tracks." Remarks CO's VP of Marketing.

This is the third hit album linked to producer Serletic and a CharterOak SA538B. Both Rob Thomas, "Her Diamonds" and Gloriana's, "Wild at Heart" tracked lead vocals with an SA538B. Joe Cocker set out to create a modern sounding record. In this context, the huge, warm, and detailed sound of the SA538B, was particularly well suited for Cocker's rich, iconic voice. Doug Trantow, engineer for the upcoming "Hard Knocks" release said of the SA538B, "it has all the size and detail of a great vintage U47, but in addition it has a slight midrange forwardness that results in a more focused and modern vocal sound. It has been the most consistent winner in our rather rigorous microphone shootouts, and we have used it this year with Joe Cocker, Pat Monahan, and Rob Thomas among many others. Our locker includes vintage M49, U67, U47, C12, etc....but the "CO" is the only new mic we have that ever beats the classics."

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About CharterOak Acoustic Devices

Founded in 2002, CharterOak Acoustic Devices designs and manufactures exceptionally high quality audio devices for the recording and broadcast industries. The company's mission is to provide distinctive sound with extreme durability and to create microphones uniquely suited for today's recording environments. Current customers include leading professionals such as Mike Chapman (The Sweet, Blondie, Divynls), John Fishbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King, War) Don Miller (Ben Folds, John Mayer, Natalie Merchant) Emmy winning film composer Brian Keane, and broadcast icon SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

News: Joe Cocker records with CharterOak
Posted at: 30.09.2010
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