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can anyone figure out what mic this is ?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by Trace113, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Trace113

    Trace113 Guest

  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Not going to lie, that's a pretty strange question buddy, but I digress. Looks like this one to me.

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    Actually after looking at it again it looks to be one of the more chiseled-looking Neumann mics. Could always be a knockoff though, a lot of mics could be hidden under that silhouette.

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  3. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I was also going to guess TLM-103.
  4. Trace113

    Trace113 Guest

    It's not a weird question this guy has great vocals and I wanted to know what kind of mic that was. I thought it was a Neumann
  5. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    +1 on the TLM-103.

    If you really like the vocals then you should try to copy the technique, both in the tracking and mixing, IMHO.

    Could save you some $$$, and still sound almost as good.
  6. blaumph2cool

    blaumph2cool Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Yeah, just don't copy the technique of blowing billows of smoke on an expensive microphone. Not a good idea.
  7. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    If he has a great vocals it's not because of the mic. I can pick up a POS student French horn and play a Mahler concert and still sound good. That doesn't mean that Parot is a decent instrument. By the same token, once the engineer has the tracks all bets are off as to what he sounded like originally.

    The TLM103 is a great mic but so is a Shure 58. If the engineer knows what s/he is doing then either will produce fabulous results.
  8. BobRogers

    BobRogers Distinguished Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    While I agree with most of what is said above, it's still rational to start looking at mics that were used on recordings you like. On the other hand, its not good to presume that mics displayed in artfully staged photographs were actually used in the recording. You can bet the mic in the photo is the coolest looking mic available. Can't assume much more.
  9. Trace113

    Trace113 Guest

    he really uses that mic they have video of it. I know he uses Pro Tools too and has a delay reverb and something called voxout ? if anyone knows what that is

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