Used on Lullabies to Paralyze for guitars.
Sound engineer Joe Baressi : "When I want more low end, I may have an AKG 414 on there, and when I'm after a little more personality, a Neumann 87, backed up a foot, or a ribbon mic — like the Royer 122, or an RCA BK5 or 77. "
"I record most things through either an AKG C414 or some C451B’s into a set of 1073 clones / EL Distressors / RME FF800. For synths I usually skip the amp and go DI to the chameleons with various verb and delay outboard stuff in between."
"I had it set up so he (Trent) could grab a mic, I'd hit two buttons and off we'd go. Most of the time he'd hand-hold a 58, but every once in a while we'd record his vocal with [an AKG] 414 because it captured the natural sound of him in a room, which he really liked.
“My drum mics consist of two Coles 4038s for overheads, Shure SM57s on the snare top and bottom, AKG D12 on the kick, and during the recordings of Sia’s record I had Sennheiser MD421s on the toms, but now I have AKG C414s — the old, silver ones".