JZ Microphones has taken over distribution and manufacturing control of the Flamingo microphone series, thus placing all of the designer's microphones under one company. The re-issue features a new metallic black finish and JZ says that special care has been put in to ensure that the exquisite capabilities and sound of the microphone are preserved. Here's their press release with the detais:
Flamingo series microphones have always been manufactured in Latvia but for many years the rights of distribution were entrusted to Estonian company -Violet Design. Juris Zarins -The creator of Flamingo products and the brand itself highly appreciates the work done by Violet Design but believes that the Latvian-made microphones should "return home" and go after the global market with new energy. This can be done by JZ Microphones – a company with close tie stothe biggest recording studios in Hollywood and a name that is well-known in the industry. Juris Zarins is confident that JZ microphones can give the new Flamingo series much deserved attention: "I am sure that JZ Microphones is much better equipped to handle a line with such big potential. Also there will always be a demand for high quality microphones in the music industry, especially when it comes to assembling a serious recording studio."
JZ Microphones stresses that although there have been new improvements to the look and design of the microphone, special care has been taken to ensure that the characteristics of the product remain intact. The quality of microphones is no-doubt highly important to sound engineers because it plays a key role in a quality recording, which in turn builds the reputation and success of the studio. A good example of the Flamingo series being up to the task is the recording of Foo Fighters album Wasting Light in which a Flamingo stereo microphone was used.
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Pricing and Availability:
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