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

Artist:  Stevie Wonder

Translations:  CroatianFrenchGermanGreek   6 more

'I'm Yours' performed by Jason Mraz on the Telefunken ELA M 251

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ELAM251E--telefunken-ela-m-251e-...

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jason Mraz

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Translations:  ChineseCroatianFilipino/TagalogFinnish   14 more

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Adele

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  John Lennon

Translations:  AlbanianArabicAzerbaijaniBosnian   45 more

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Beatles

Translations:  ArabicBulgarianChineseCroatian   21 more

Avril Lavigne used an AKG C12 for her song "Imagine"

https://www.proaudiodesign.com/products/vintage-akg-c12-large-diaphragm-...

Song language:  English

Artist:  Avril Lavigne

Translations:  FinnishFrenchGermanHungarian   6 more

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

Artist:  The Police

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniBulgarianCroatian   23 more

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

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Translations:  ArabicCroatianCzechEsperanto   18 more

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sufjan Stevens

Translations:  CatalanGermanSpanishTurkish

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Norah Jones

Translations:  CroatianDutchFrenchGreek   9 more

Cindy Lauper used a Neumann U48 for this song

https://en-de.neumann.com/u-48

Song language:  English

Artist:  Cyndi Lauper

Translations:  ArabicAzerbaijaniChineseCroatian   25 more

Mick Jagger used a Neumann U67 for this song

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Rolling Stones

Translations:  AlbanianBulgarianCroatianDutch   12 more

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nirvana

Translations:  AlbanianArabicAzerbaijaniBosnian   32 more

Jeff Buckley used for the song "grace" a Neumann U87

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jeff Buckley

Translations:  GermanItalianTurkish

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Avril Lavigne

Translations:  ArabicBosnianCroatianCzech   13 more

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Duran Duran

Translations:  ItalianSerbianSpanishTurkish

for the song Astronaut they used the Neumann TLM 103

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Duran Duran

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

Artist:  The White Stripes

Translation:  French

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Amy Winehouse

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

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

Song language:  English

Artist:  Portishead

Translations:  GermanGreek

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

Artist:  U2

Translations:  CroatianDutchFrenchGreek   6 more

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

Artist:  Metallica

Translations:  BulgarianFrenchRussianSerbian   2 more

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

Artist:  Björk

Translations:  CroatianFinnishFrenchGerman   8 more

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

Artist:  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Translations:  AsturianChineseCroatianCzech   18 more

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