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Famous Microphones and the Songs they Recorded

Created by SaintMark on 31 Dec 2020

Superstition by Stevie Wonder, recorded on the Electro Voice RE20, or 'Elephant Trunk'.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/ev_re20_microphone.htm

Song language:  English

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was recorded on the Shure SM7

https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_sm_7b_studiomikro.htm

Song language:  English

Rolling in the Deep was recorded with a Rode Classic Microphone.

http://www.rode.com/classic/learnmore

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian
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John Lennon used a Neumann U87 for his famous hit 'Imagine'.

https://vintageking.com/neumann-u87-39783-vintage

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian
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"Hey Jude" by the Beatles was recorded on a Neumann U67

https://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_u67_set.htm

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic
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Sting and the Police used the AKG c414 for their hit "Every breath you take"

https://vintageking.com/akg-c-414-xls

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic #1
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Michael Jackson recorded the vocals for "Billie Jean" on a humble Shure SM57 microphone. it is basically an SM58 (the most popular and indestructible microphone in the world used for live events) with its top cage screwed off. the SM57 is normally used for guitar cabinets, overheads, and other things.

https://vintageking.com/shure-sm57-lc

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic
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Sufjan Stevens recorded his "Illinoise" album with an AUDIO TECHNICA 4033

https://www.thomann.de/gb/audio_technica_at4033_asm.htm

Song language:  English

NOrah Jones recorded "Don't know why" on the Neumann M49B

https://vintageking.com/neumann-m49b-tube-microphone-356-vintage

Song language:  English

Translations:  Croatian
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Mick Jagger used a Neumann U67 for this song

https://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_u67_set.htm

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian

Kurt Cobain used for the "Nevermind" album a Neumann U67

https://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_u67_set.htm

Song language:  English

Translations:  Albanian
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Jeff Buckley used for the song "grace" a Neumann U87

Song language:  English

Translations:  German
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Avril Lavigne used for the song "Sk8er boi" a Neumann 87

https://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_u87_ai.htm

Song language:  English

Translations:  Arabic
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the same mic was used by Duran DUran for the song "Rio"

https://www.thomann.de/gb/neumann_u87_ai.htm

Song language:  English

for the song Astronaut they used the Neumann TLM 103

https://en-de.neumann.com/tlm-103

Song language:  English

the white stripes used a retro microphone for the album Icky Thump, it's an RCA 77DX

http://www.coutant.org/rca77dx/

Song language:  English

Translations:  French

Amy Winehouse rocking the humble Rode NT1A for her song "Valerie". the same microphone I use myself.

Song language:  English

Translations:  German

Portishead used for the entire "Third" album the RODE NTK

https://www.thomann.de/gb/rode_ntk_inkl_spinne.htm

Song language:  English

Translations:  German

for the "no lines on the horizon" album U2 used this microphone: Shure Beta 58

https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_beta_58_a.htm

Song language:  English

in order to release some anger, James Hetfield and his bandmates of Metallice used a Shure SM7

https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_sm_7b_studiomikro.htm

Song language:  English

Bjork used a humble SHure SM58 for almost all her albums. the microphone, no musician can go without.

https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_sm58.htm

Song language:  English

the Red Hot Chili Peppers used a humble Shure SM57 on vocals for their album "Californication".

https://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_sm57_lc.htm

Song language:  English

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