Name that Mic

Friday, July 2nd, 2010 | by

Reader Mike Prewett got in touch with a great question: What mics are used in the video below?

I answered the question, but I cheated — I asked the guys who engineered and mixed the song! See if you fare better on your own…

But even if you strike out, at least you’ll have heard a really nice song, beautifully recorded and mixed. Kudos to Chris Cunningham and John Hermanson of Storyhill, as well as engineers Dan Wilson and Brad Bivens.

(I’m hoping to get Dan and Brad to contribute a story on the recording of the new Storyhill CD; stay tuned!)

Update: To learn the identity of the mics in the video, read my interview with Dan Wilson and Brad Bivens about the Storyhill sessions.

Posted in Microphones, Technique, Video | 5 Comments »

5 Responses to “Name that Mic”

  1. Steve faul

    July 15th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    What is a Soundelux E67, Alex?

    The pencil doesn’t stand out to me. Might be a Sennheiser.

  2. Steve faul

    July 15th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Oh, and the song is great. Kinda like Simon and Garfunkel. Nice.

  3. Bruce Hathaway

    September 14th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I’m not sure what mics you used on the video but the sound is both gritty and sweet. mmmm…The vocal mic looks like a Neuman U47, but it’s too shiny. The guitar mic (hard to see) might be an AKG .

  4. casey campbell

    September 16th, 2010 at 6:46 am

    the vocal ldc looks to be that neumann digital mic

    and the guitar microphone looks like a schoeps

  5. Surasen Dechpan

    August 1st, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    The vocal mic it’s look like Soundelux E47C and for the Guitar it’s look like Neumann KM series,can be KM184

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