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A Sound On Sound article from October 2010 talks about the recording process for Eminem's 2010 album [Recovery](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recovery_%28Eminem_album%29). Eminem's recording engineer Mike Strange talks about the vocal mic Eminem prefers to record with in the studio: " "We have a large live room at Effigy, and we have Em in there with some gobos, and a Sony C800 microphone, going into an [Avalon 737 mic pre](http://equipboard.com/items/avalon-vt-737sp-mic-preamp). It's the microphone that [Dre](http://equipboard.com/pros/dr-dre) uses, and Em likes it, so he's always used it. In all the years I've worked with him, I don't think we've ever tried another mic. It's a little bit like a guitar player who digs his old Les Paul: you don't take that away from him. We have a few C800 mics, because we tend to burn them up quite quickly. Em has two, I have one, and Luis has two or three. Because it's a fairly modern mic we've never had problems changing from one to another." Original article link [here](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct10/articles/it-1010.htm).more
In [this article](http://www.avalondesign.com/testsite/news_090305.html), it quotes Dr. Dre saying, "I like my vocals to sound 'crystal.' I use the Sony C800-G for vocals because it has a clean sound and about 85% of the people that get behind it sound great. My main objective is that the vocal sound is present and clean and ultimately does not distort. I get the sound I want out of the EQ on the SSL. We've used it forever and have made many hits on it, including 50s 'In Da Club'."more