Used for the electric guitar on *Continuum*, as stated by recording engineer Chad Franscoviak in this October 1, 2006 *Mix Online* interview. > Miking Mayer's guitar rig depended on the song's mood. On “The Heart of Life,” Franscoviak threw a ribbon mic in the middle of the main room as a pair of amplifiers boosted Mayer's tracks. On the majority of the tracks, though, Franscoviak would put a Shure SM57 and a Beyerdynamic M88 right next to each other, about two fingers' width from the guitar cabinet's grille. He would take that track, blend it and send it to one channel. In addition, Mayer likes to hear room ambience on his guitar tracks. To accomplish that, Franscoviak would point either a pair of U67s or U87s about three feet from the edge of the semi-circle of amps, and then either a U47 or a Telefunken 251 in front of them all. > “Then, every once in a while, if he wanted a beefy sound, I would use a [Yamaha] NS10 speaker that had been reversed,” Franscoviak says. “I would put that right up on the cone of one of his cabinets to get that real low-end thing.” The best example of that, he adds, is the solo in “I'm Gonna Find Another You.” Mayer's acoustic guitar chain was an AKG C24 microphone into 1073s.more
In [this article](http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/mar05/articles/classictracks.htm), producer Stephen Hague recalls that during the recording sessions that would yield the songs *True Faith* and *1963*, "Barney recorded his vocals in the control room while singing into a hand-held Beyer M88."more
Used on the bass drum and toms for John Mayer's *Continuum*, as stated by recording engineer Chad Franscoviak in this October 1, 2006 *Mix Online* interview. > Jordan's assortment of drums — which seemed to be *endless*, Franscoviak says with a laugh — were miked fairly conventionally: an AKG D 112, an RE20, a 421 or a Beyer M88 on the kick; snares got 57s on top and bottom; M88s on the toms; an AKG 451 on hi-hats; and on overheads, he either used a U67 or U87. > The only trick that Franscoviak used, which he fully admits stealing from Joe Ferla, was putting a Coles 4038 ribbon mic directly over the center of the kit, parallel to the ground and as close in as possible without impeding Jordan's playing. “I generally compressed the snot out of that and I would run it through a Fairchild,” he says. “That's a really interesting trick because you have all of your tight sounds, but you add that 4038 and it makes everything more exciting.” > He also put a U47 about 18 inches off the ground and four to seven feet in front of the kick drum for a very specific sound. “At some point, we were going to hit that low-end waveform just right and it was going to fill that kick drum out,” Franscoviak explains. “I would compress it a lot with an 1176, a lot harder than the overhead, because I wanted that low end to be there for every hit.”more
According to [this article](http://patricksisson.com/gang-signs-post-punk-legends-gang-of-four-revisit-old-principles-and-crank-up-the-transistor-amps-on-content/), in which Andy discusses his drum micing technique, "For the snare, I use an SM57 or Beyerdynamic M88, an SM85, and a KSM44."more
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