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Rhythm Shack



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Paul Weller vocal mic for recording?
      #1031572 - 01/02/13 12:13 PM
Hi.
Anybody happen to know what mic Paul uses in the studio (in general)?

Could have sworn I saw a recent clip of him with one of the newer AKG 414s (which I understood to be not too good, at least not compared to the older ones).


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turntable



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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: Rhythm Shack]
      #1031807 - 02/02/13 10:19 PM
The name of the mic escapes me but I'm pretty sure he some kind of mod done to it


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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: turntable]
      #1031857 - 03/02/13 11:30 AM
Quote turntable:

The name of the mic escapes me but I'm pretty sure he some kind of mod done to it






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Jack Ruston



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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: Rhythm Shack]
      #1031859 - 03/02/13 11:36 AM
At Black Barn they have 87's, 414s (an old AEA 440 which normally lives on the cieling) and assorted dynamics. There aren't any 47's, 251's or C12s etc etc. He's not really into fancy recording gear. So while he's at home at least, it's nothing posh.

J

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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: Rhythm Shack]
      #1031864 - 03/02/13 11:47 AM
Quote Rhythm Shack:

...one of the newer AKG 414s (which I understood to be not too good, at least not compared to the older ones).




Depends how you define 'not too good'. In any technical comparison the current generation out-perform the older ones in terms of self-noise, distortion, and bandwidth.

But the sound character is not exactly the same, and people like to hang mythical status on old things that they don't have or can't afford...

99 times out of a hundred, the mic doesn't matter very much. It's all about what the performer delivers, where they are performing, and where the microphone is placed.

hugh

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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: Rhythm Shack]
      #1032092 - 04/02/13 05:10 PM
Is there nothing in the SOS feature on the recording of SoniK Kicks, his vocals on this record are the best I've ever heard them. & I don't mean the singing - or at least don't think I do, it's just that the vocals engage you in a way his voice hasn't (for me at least) for many a year.

Sonik Kicks SOS Feature


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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording? new [Re: TheBev]
      #1032098 - 04/02/13 05:46 PM


email Charles and ask him

http://www.blackbarnstudio.com/location.shtml

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