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Paul Weller vocal mic for recording?

Postby Rhythm Shack » Fri Feb 01, 2013 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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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording?

Postby turntable » Sat Feb 02, 2013 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?

Postby TheBev » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:30 am

turntable wrote: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?

Postby Jack Ruston » Sun Feb 03, 2013 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.

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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:47 am

Rhythm Shack wrote:...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.

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Re: Paul Weller vocal mic for recording?

Postby TheBev » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:10 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.

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