Friends of Avantone

Jack Douglas

  • Jack Douglas

    Jack Douglas with The Abbey

  • Jack Douglas
  • Jack Douglas
"I'm knocked out! I am getting a set for my next album."
- Jack Douglas on Avantone's The Abbey Studio Monitors
"I find no matter where I go to listen to my work I'm never disappointed by sounds I track on these little gems. They truly represent and I find no need for subs."
- Jack Douglas on Avantone's Mixphones

Jack Douglas

Producer / Engineer

  • John Lennon
  • Aerosmith
  • Alice Cooper
  • Clutch
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Pattie Smith
  • Cheap Trick
  • and many others.

Popa Chubby

  • Popa Chubby

    Popa Chubby enjoying his new CR14

The Avantone CR14 mic was used on his newest release "The Catfish" which was released in 2016. He has released over 20 studio albums since 1994 and has been on many national and international tours throughout his career.

"Theodore Joseph 'Ted' Horowitz (born March 31, 1960 in The Bronx, New York City, United States), who plays under the stage name of Popa Chubby, is an American Rock / Electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist" (Source: Wikipedia) Visit his website here.

Popa Chubby

American Rock / Electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist


Chuck Alkazian

  • Chuck Alkazian

    Chuck Alkazian showing off his new Avantone CV12

  • Jay Hudson

    Jay Hudson (Sirius XM executive) feelin' it with the Avantone CV12

  • Kevin Lee Palmer

    Kevin Lee Palmer of Trust Company belting it out into the CV12

  • Zayra Alvarez

    Zayra Alvarez of Rockstar Supernova with the CV12

  • Michael Hughes

    Michael Hughes of Sons of Eden posing with the Avantone CV12

  • Chuck Alkazian

    Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil singing into the CV12

Chuck is a music industry professional for over two decades, Chuck has produced, recorded, mixed and consulted for countless diverse music and multi media clients. He has worked with such acts as Pistol Day Parade, blessthefall, I See Stars and many more acts. The CV12 is currently what he uses to record in his studio, Pearl Sound Studios. Visit Pearl Sound Studios' Facebook Page here.

"Chuck Alkazian, owner of Pearl Sound Studios, is known as the man with the “Grammy” touch." (Source: CBS Detroit)

Chuck Alkazian

Producer / Engineer


Mike Watts

  • Chuck Alkazian

    Mike Watts setting up his Avantone CV95

  • Jay Hudson

    Mike Watts setting up his Avantone CV95

"If you could use classic German mics wherever you wanted in a recording session because they were affordable, how many would you buy? I bought 5." - Mike Watts

Check out his website.

Mike Watts

Producer / Engineer

  • The Dear Hunter
  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • As Tall As Lions
  • Hopesfall
  • The Junior Varsity
  • As Cities Burn
  • As Tall As Lions
  • and many others.

Levon Helm

  • Levon Helm

    Levon with CV12 doing what he did best.

  • Levon Helm

    Levon Working Out! (Note Blurred Drum Sticks)

  • Levon Helm

    Side view of Levon recording

  • Justin Guip

    Justin Guip - Levon’s Studio Manager, Engineer, & Producer, posing with the CV12.

  • CR14

    One of several CR14 Ribbon Mics at Levon Helm Studios ready for a session!

  • Levon Helm

    Levon’s Drum Kit… In Memory of Levon Helm… May 26, 1940 - April 19, 2012

"Levon, to the best of my knowledge, never endorsed any product in his life, except Avantone microphones and I remember that he wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to make anything a "cheap deal" with him. He had pride for what he said and how we would say it. That was foremost in my mind too, so after many assurances from me, the pictures arrived, and there they were. CV12's and CR14 Ribbon Mics from Woodstock, NY." - Glen Heffner for Avantone Pro

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm was an American musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the vocalists for the Band. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style, highlighted on many of the Band's recordings, such as "The Weight", "Up on Cripple Creek", and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down".

Levon Helm

Singer / Songwriter / Actor

  • The Band
  • Ronnie Hawkins
  • Bob Dylan
  • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band

Robert Plant

  • Levon Helm

    Robert plant using the Avantone BV-1

"The BV-1 was the only microphone we used on Robert's vocals on the new "Robert Plant / Band of Joy" record, and we had everything at our fingertips; beautiful old U47's, Telefunken's, every RCA mic known to man. There was no need to spend time A/B'ing - the BV-1 captured everything and sits beautifully in the track.It's been the "go to" mic at every session ever since i bought it." -Buddy Miller

Robert Anthony Plant is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Check out the new video, "Angel Dance", from Robert Plant / Band of Joy. Album Produced by Buddy Miller & Robert Plant. All of Robert's vocals are recorded with our BV-1 Mic!

Robert Plant

Singer / Songwriter / Musician

  • Led Zeppelin
  • Band of Joy
  • The Honeydrippers
  • Page and Plant
  • Strange Sensation
  • Alison Krauss
  • Patty Griffin
  • The Sensational Space Shifters

Nick Jonas

  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
  • Nick Jonas
"The Avantone CV-12 is truly a gorgeous looking and sounding microphone. Well known for the microphone that recorded Taylor Swift and Nick Jonas’ studio albums, the design, character and performance can be compared directly to some of the very finest vintage tube vocal mics but at a fraction of their cost." -Sinamex Audio

Nick Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and actor. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002. He released his eponymous debut album in 2004 to little success, though it did catch the attention of Columbia Records. Jonas opted to form a band with his older brothers, Joe and Kevin, known as the Jonas Brothers.

We would like to thank Nick Jonas for choosing the Avantone Pro CV-12 Mic!

Nick Jonas

Singer / Songwriter / Producer / Actor

  • The Jonas Brothers
  • Nick Jonas & the Administration
  • Demi Lovato

Lady Antebellum

  • Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum record with the Avantone CR-14!

"For the last Lady A album I purchased some Royer ribbon mics, and adapted Neil’s technique to a dynamic and a ribbon. Then Kenny Greenberg, a local guitar player, mentioned the Avantone CR14 ribbon mic to me. They only cost 200 bucks, which is unheard of. But they sound great, and on the Lady A album I used a dynamic with either the Avantone or the Royers to get different guitar tones." - Clarke Schleicher | Producer & Engineer (Lady Antebellum)

Read the article here.

Lady Antebellum

Country / Country Pop Band


MusicTool Vietnam


Taylor Swift

"When you're producing a top country artist like Taylor Swift you can choose any microphone you want for the lead vocal, from vintage high-priced mics to the unimaginably rare that the top studios in Nashville have to offer. But I found the best sound and the most emotional microphone I could use for Taylor's lead vocal was the Avantone CV-12. I take it with me everywhere I record....Thanks for the CV-12 being County Music's best vocal mic." - Nathan Chapman - Producer for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift used the CV-12 to record all of her tracks recently, especially in Fearless and Speak Now. We would like to congratulate Taylor Swift on all the success that she has achieved. Taylor uses the CV-12 MICROPHONE on ALL her studio vocals!

Taylor Swift

Singer / Songwriter / Actress


Fun.

Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe using the Avantone CV-12 for this cover song session.

Fun.

Indie pop / Alternative rock / Indie rock / Baroque pop


Bachman & Turner

  • Bachman & Turner

    Bachman & Turner use the Avantone Mixcubes when for their final mixes.

"My current CD, "Bachman & Turner" which we are just releasing and previewing around the world was "final mixed" on our Avantone Cubes which are amazing and I feel are a notch better than the old Auratones which I used to use back in the 70s and 80s, I am receiving much acclaim from reviewers and media on the sounds on the album. Thanks to all my vintage gear and the final and most critical stage, the Avantone monitors.
I am working on a new rock album, a movie soundtrack, a Television Series series and stage play and the most important constant in my 3 different home studios which are now being set up will be my powered Avantones."
- Randy Bachman

Bachman & Turner

Rock / Hard rock / Classic rock


Tyrone Wells


Taya Rayden

Check out the new video promos from Taya Rayden - "BITE MY TOUNGUE" & "GIRL TALK" Audio was recorded at ESAudio Studios in Burbank. Produced by Alex Cantrall (Fantasia, Dru Hill, JoJo). Vocals recorded with our CV-12 Mic.


Lena Meyer-Landru

Vocals recorded with our CV-12 Mic!

"...We have had the #1 spot in the single charts for 9 weeks this year with the (double-platinum) single "Satellite" by Lena Meyer-Landrut. She won the "Eurovision Song Contest" in Oslo and sold 1.2 Million singles so far. That was awesome and recorded with an Avantone CV12 ;-) We have 6 CV12 microphones in the moment. We use them for vocals, acoustic guitar, overheads, percussion, etc.. These mics are so unbelievable !!!" - BRIX (Producer)...VALICON-BERLIN