Telefunken will be heavily involved with this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, where it will take part in the annual Gear Expo and see a variety of its mics used at gig venues across the city.

The microphone manufacturer has partnered with The Continental Club, which is set to equip its entire main stage equipped with the company’s products, including the M80, M81 and M82 dynamics, in addition to DD5 Dynamic Drum sets.

Charles Twilling, FOH engineer for singer-songwriter and former guitarist for The Black Crowes Jackie Greene, who will be play the Club on Thursday (19 March), said: “Everything good needs an excellent beginning. As a touring sound engineer, that perfect beginning starts with my Telefunkens.”